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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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St. Louis Gueuze Fond TraditionSt. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition
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3.9/5
Very Good
1,037 Ratings
St. Louis Gueuze Fond TraditionSt. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition
BEER INFO

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

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
St-Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition is a pure traditional gueuze aimed at connoisseurs. It has the pure taste of a true gueuze based on a blend of young and old lambics. Fruity apple aromas stand out. When tasting, the slightly sour touches, characteristic of lambic beers, make their presence felt. It is very dry in the finish.

Added by rastaman on 08-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,201
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
1,037
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
112
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,037 |  Reviews: 348
Photo of Flarknsmoow
1.44/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of cpetrone84
1.49/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Pour is hazed deep orangish amber with a good bit of white head. Nose is burnt sulfur, almost like the cooked ash of a firework. Taste is pretty rough, overly sweet and sugar with tons of burnt sufur and burnt out sparkler. Just bad, don't drink.

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Photo of Leftofthedial
1.5/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

2013 bottle. Drank in a blind gueuze tasting along with 3F, Oud Beersel, Hanssens, Cuvée Rene, and Mariage Parfait. This one lost. Big time.

Pour is copper, looks fine. Smell is plastic, burnt rubber. Taste is similar except some tartness and nail polish remover in there too.

Overall pretty much undrinkable. Even worse as it warmed up.

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Photo of straightlambic
1.5/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Tbomb
1.52/5  rDev -61%

Photo of thebeeler
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of Coorsy
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of parris
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of largadeer
2.06/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Draft at Toronado. Nice dark amber color with a small white cap, a few shades darker than the average gueuze. The aroma is interesting, big apple cider character along with a bit of orange juice, vinegar and pale malt. Very little bretty funk. Pretty similar on the palate, very cidery and acetic, oranges and pears, light tannins and a hint of malt. Decently complex but quite acetic for a gueuze, almost just tastes like a stale apple cider. Not terrible, but I can't say that I'm a fan.

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Photo of Insubordinator
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of ShanePB
2.32/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Some serious off-flavor from the bottle... plastic almost. It doesn't suck but it's off-putting.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
2.46/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I'll be honest - it's my first Lambic. I knew to expect sour but the tastes in this were odd.

Poured a hazy tan with a big head which died down pretty quickly. Personally I don't taste the sour lemon or other fruit flavors other reviewers stated. Instead what the smell and taste both remind me of is way undercooked hamburger. Seriously. I don't doubt this is probably an excellent example of a Gueuze Lambic, but it just doesn't do it for me.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pillowburn
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of AlexFields
2.62/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On draft. Some rubber and plastic in taste that is really unfortunate. Smells like and really should be a decent budget gueuze but the off flavors make it marginally bad. Never had from bottle, hopefully a lot better in bottle.

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Photo of JustinQ
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Khazadum
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Luiz0930
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.79/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Best by 9/2015. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Clear yellow with no head and oodles of sediment. I can forgive sediment, but where's the carbonation?

Smell - Acidic. Sour apples and lemon. Too much vinegar and not much funk. Boo!

Taste - Like the smell, very sour and very vinegary. A lemon sour with a dry finish. Again, no funk.

Mouthfeel - Dry and quite puckering, but not a tasteful pucker or a complex pucker. Not much carbonation.

Overall - Not a good gueuze, but drinkable. Very sour and vinegary without the characteristics I love about the style.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.91/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very slightly hazed bright-gold. Head is bright-white, super fluffy and sticks around for a bit. No lacing to speak off. Head dwindles to a small cap in short order. Pronounced carbonation pulls throughout.

Smell: Lemon zest and flesh. Crisp green apple. Just a touch of barnyard. Slightly floral and a little sweet. Some oak/earthiness creeps through the back, but there's not a lot of depth. All of the aromas are up front and disappear pretty quickly. Crisp and clean.

Taste: There's the barnyard. Killer green apple flavor plays over some thin hay and grass notes. Faint earthiness on the back. Citric bite is heavy. Oak rounds things out in the long run. As with the nose, the taste is all up front and doesn't really provide much depth.

Mouthfeel: Almost violently caustic. Crisp and clean. Nice carbonation. Bubbly like champagne. Smooth through the middle. Lacks a little extra punch, but solid.

Overall: Packs a tart/sour punch, but that's about it. Nice green apple flavor keeps things interesting, but it's not rewarding. A decent middle of the road gueuze in every way.

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Photo of amphion1065
2.91/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

10 oz. pour into a wine glass, enjoyed at Deep Ellum. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear peach, with wonderful clarity. A half-finger white head forms, and lasts for some time. A great-looking guezue.

Tart, vinous notes abound in the aroma. Just a whole host of various funky elements, with a pronounced lactic note throughout. Pretty strong citrus here, almost bracingly strong lemon in the mix.

The taste is far sweeter than the aroma suggests. There is certainly a fair amount of tartness, with a healthy dose of citrus and lemon, but it seems tempered given how sugary this seems. Some bread, biscuit in the finish does temper this particular aspect of the beer.

Mouthfeel is something of a letdown, this seems undercarbed. Given that this was a draft pour, I expected a little more life.

Perfectly middle-of-the-road for me. Given the price of my pour ($9), I can't see myself springing for this again.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of buzzy
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Blanco
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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