St. Louis Gueuze Lambic | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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St. Louis Gueuze LambicSt. Louis Gueuze Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
149
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
20.13%
 
 
Wants:
1
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17
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of Mister56
5/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very light lemony fresh sour beer. Drinking it causes you to want another if you like it. It's not too much either way, not wacky flat, or silly bubbly. It,s just right.

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Photo of udfan07
5/5  rDev +57.2%

A perfect lambic. A sweet beer with the right touch of sour to make it very drinkable. Enjoyed this beer very much.

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Photo of Suziconradx
4.54/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer tastes the way a sharpie permanent marker smells. Wonderful after dinner drink!

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Photo of beerhunter13
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of Slipmthgoose
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of AleGal79
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of mkirkland80
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of 123321123321
4.18/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 7/25/09 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of tart fruits, vinegar, very light malts and some Belgian yeast.

T: The taste likewise is very tart and sour up front with flavors of citrus and mild Belgian yeast. The malt character is very thin but is exactly where it should be for the style. The after-taste is sour.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not filling at all, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a really nice sour Belgian beer that isn't as harsh as others of its kind and is worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

vibrant golden yellow in color. A large, perhaps three inch high head of white foam then came up over the top and settled down wonderfully into a one inch layer of foam that came up across the entire top of the glass.

The aroma was a bit lighter then I was expecting, but still tremendously good. Rich nose of tart apple vinegar, sour grapes and a touch of wet hay, as it warms it comes across with a light wheat or herbal like quality and just the tiniest amount of spice prickling the nose. The flavor was more of the same. Rich notes of sour and biting vinegar flavor coming across on it right away. Light grapes and even a touch of wheat coming through mid palate, especially as it starts to warm

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Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 04-2009... nicely aged!

Hazy, dirty orange with a white head, ring of retention leaves some lace.

Pear-like aroma with hints of mango, dried papaya and leather

Nice sweet-tart balance, pear, pineapple, papaya, mango, wheaty biscuit, leather, plum,

Moderate body has a nice crisp finish, perhaps a bit more acidic than a cider, but not much.

Crisp, refreshing and a really easy drinker. Overall a good brew.

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Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of larbush
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of inbierveritas
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +25.8%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.8/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of JohnQVD
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of dos258
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of valianes
3.74/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanuckRover
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice gold with a finger-thick head of foam. Slow carbonation.

Don't get much other than candy sugar on the nose.

Decent taster. Lots of crisp fruit. Pear. Very crisp, very slightly sour green apple, it has a bit of a cider character. Quite sweet, little bit of tartness. Pretty unfortunate metalic taste in the finish. Slightly drying.

It's drinkable. Not challenging, I agree with others, a good introduction to the style for non-geeks. I don't loath it like some.

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St. Louis Gueuze Lambic from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.18 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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