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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Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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

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3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tried at Oud Arsenal in Antwerp. Appearance: very clear, orange color, big head, which fades rapidly. Aroma: Very sour, not much almondy or bret aromas which are usually present in Gueuze. Flavor: Bret is much more noticeable in flavor, very sweet, but also quite tart. Finish: Finish is very harsh, with lots of bret. Leaves an odd aftertaste, which mars the drinkability.

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Photo of marburg
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I was a little disappointed, though not terribly so; I think perhaps the bottle was just a bit subpar. Bottled about 7 years ago, this particular beer may have had a bit of a run of bad luck with its cork. Instead of a hearty "pop," the cork just kind of flopped out of the bottle as I tugged on it. It was a little discolored and malformed.

Regardless, the beer was pretty good -- and showed a lot of potential. Darker, a little clearer, and much deeper in color than many gueze lambics, this one poured with a surprisingly light amount of carbonation, perhaps having escaped via a bad cork? Very powerful aroma, however, bringing the sensation of holding one's nose over vinegar. Hints of grapes as well. Fairly sweet up front moving to a drier, more tart finish that leaves a lightly sour but vaguely candy-ish aftertaste.

If I can find another of these, I'll have to try it again to see if the unusually low carbonation was an anomoly or not.

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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good lambic, sour, tart and dry as they should be, but it is not too overwhelming and is a little less complicated than the better examples. There standard gueuze was way to sweet, this was nicely dry with some traditional lambic stinkyness and grassy citrus and wood flavours, close to the real thing i think, very appetising.

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