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:
147
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
19.38%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of dos258
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of oline73
2.29/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a finger of fluffy off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the pour.

Smell: Sweet with a slight vinegar note. No real tartness here, just a slight sour note.

Taste: Really sweet, kind of like a sweet Faro. No real tart notes and the vinegar is extremely mild. The finish is sweet with a touch of acid.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish. The carbonation goes away way too quickly.

Overall: This beer isn't terrible overall, but it's an awful gueuze. I'm never going to have it again.

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Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +25%
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 LittleDon
3.47/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A health quarter liter at Backcountry Pizza in Boulder on 5/10/12

Lots and lots of carbonation, which could explain the lack if head and lace. Golden and a bit hazy. Muted aroma, sour cherries and dog. Curious flavor. Nice start, sour fruit, chardonnay, very subtle bitterness. An odd iodine flavor on the finish (glassware issue?). Light body. All I could think of was the carbonation. Near overwhelming.

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Photo of AleGal79
4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

Photo of RodneyFarva
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bottle poured into a flute

a: pours a deep rich golden-yellow, with a two-finger white and fluffy head

s: lemon, funk, white grapes, sweetness, quite crisp

t: quite sour, lemon tartness with some white grapes and apple, high carbonation, and a light sweetness at the end

o: one of my first gueuzes, enjoyable, but nothing amazing

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Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of beerhunter13
4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of scott451
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. A slightly hazy dark amber. The thin bubbly head soon diminished to a thin layer. A fair amount of clingy lace.

Sour barnyard in the smell. The initial funk burst in the taste is followed by a sour twist at the end. Rather more fruity than most in the style.

Medium body and carbonation. Overall a pretty dumbed down Gueuze. Not bad, just nothing really special.

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Photo of Beertracker
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of mantissa
3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured into sampler glass...actually gave me quite a big pour for a sample...thanks!
It looks very light...yellowish tint, but looks like a beefed-up coors light.
Smells great...fruity and yeasty.
Taste is good to ok...fruity apple and pear flavor nothing crazy. But its just so bitter. I know its the style, but its not for me. Well, not this one anyway.
Overall...interesting, but a big swing and a miss for me.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +25.9%
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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4/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Raw honey colored, tall 2 finger head. Great retention.

S - Fairly acidic, with notes of apple cider vinegar, bitter fruit skin, tart green apple and tart citrus,

T - Fairly sour with tons of dry, acidic fruit. A certain yeasty tang and oak dryness. Plenty of tangy fruit skin and peel. Subtle sweetness lingering around.

M - Dry and tart, cleaning the mouth but leaving it dry after each sip.

O - Simple geuze, containing the wild tart factor for sure. This one seemed a bit more toward the sour side.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.28/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle

Appearance - Dark Gold/Light orange colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Lemons, bananas, apples, green grapes

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste lots of lots of banana and citric acid. It has a nice balance of sweet and sour that doesn't lean too heavily either way. It also reminded me a little bit of a white wine - green grapes.

Overall - The beer had an interesting taste and and a nice look in the glass. It may not be as exciting as some of the other beers in its category/style, but I'm still happy I tried it. I don't think I'd buy it again however.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As far as a fake gueuze is concerned, this wasn't half bad.

Beer is kind of amber, no sediment (filtered) big white head, lots of lacing, served in a pilsner flute. Lots of carbonation.

Aroma is mildly sour but mostly sweet. Kind of like a good faro would smell.

Beer is medium in body but overall really light on the palate. It is mild all around, not really a gueuze ultimately but it's not horrid. Easy drinking lightish, mildly sour, kind of sweet beer.

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St. Louis Gueuze Lambic from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.2 out of 5 based on 147 ratings.
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