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

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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
Ratings:
1,025
Reviews:
345
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
112
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,025 |  Reviews: 345
Photo of whatname
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Caveworm
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. Bottled on 11/13/13. Poured from the bottle into a chalice, this brew's head is 1/4 fingers thick, with minimal lacing, and a clear medium oak brown body.

Smells like cider vinegar and lemon juice with an undertone of funk and wet straw.

I taste the sourness right up front that is reminiscent of tart berries and fermented apples and pears. The intensity of the sourness fades as it passes through the palate into the gut. I'm really enjoying the overall cleanliness of this "wild", "bottle conditioned" Belgian ale. Especially due to this bottle being nearly three years old at the time of this review.

The mouthfeel I'm getting here is lighter with minimal carbonation. Very crisp and clean

Overall, I'll rate St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. with a 4.25. My introduction this this style, and I'm glad I took the adventurous route.

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Photo of wonothesane42
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LJTate
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLateralus21
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of constantine_272
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light straw with a low fizzed head that flaired and dissapeared. A thin layer of tiny silky bubbles sloshed around for a while though. A little brownish sediment remained in the bottle. Fruit on the nose with tart green apple. Also smells lightly of earthy grassy yeast with a cold steel metallic note. The taste starts off again with a rush of sour fruit. The green apple mingled with lime juice and lemon zest and pinot frigid and then tingles at the end with a tangy citric acid. The mouth feel is very light but refreshing and crisp. A long texture of sour candy lingers long. Overall very delicious and refreshing.

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Photo of groleau
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VashonGuy
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patrickt22
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noice
4.69/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevBot89
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I get too much of this gueuze and fight it off. So, it is better to listen to someone who knows what they are talking about....
MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" said "in 1993, the first bottling had a light body; a clean, smooth, very refreshing acidity; and a tart thirst-cutting, spray, finish..."
MJ's 1999 edition gave Gueze Fond Tradition 2.5 stars and said "unsweetened and more traditional in style."

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Photo of AppaZappa
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice color like a peach or apricot. Thin 1/4" white head. Aroma was non distinct citrus and lemon, good sour patch quality.

Taste hit the sour notes, 7 on a 1-10 scale. Clean, takes on more of that peach flavor that I saw in the color, psychosomatic or what, I dunno. Many say this beer sits on shelves in their area, but I've never seen it, had to order it at a bar.

I like it. Worthy. Much better than some.

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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,025 ratings.
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