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

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#8,128
Reviews:
351
Ratings:
1,042
pDev:
10.77%
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Ratings: 1,042 |  Reviews: 351
Photo of Harrison8
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky deep orange with two fingers of khaki head foaming on top. While head retention is just okay, there is a thick ring (about half a finger) of khaki foam sitting around the top edge of the beer that leaves a few patches of lacing behind after each sip, before the lacing slips back down into the foam ring. Aroma is peaches, apricot, and a little zing of Belgian yeast. Flavor profile is very similar with mellow, fruity notes of peaches, and apricots. There is a sour quality on the back end of the flavor profile that brings on a lemon zest note with a tangy finish. Spicy Belgian yeast lingers throughout, although very much in the background. Mouth feel is fizzy, and refreshing, nearing a crisp feeling. It's medium-thin in thickness. Overall, a refreshing gueuze lambic with a summer fruit aroma and flavor profile that refrains from being overly sweet or unbalanced.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cknoch
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sellen
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DispyDnb
3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle at Pivovarsky Klub in Prague. What's all these votes are all about? Compared to the good stuff this was a very poor and soulles gueuze. Ok beer if there isnt anything better on this style avaiable but overall not exciting at all.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this a little while back and have reason to believe it was already a couple years old prior to sitting on the store shelf for a couple more years. 375ml capped bottle into a geuze tumbler. The brew appears a clear copper color with white cap that holds well.

Aroma is a mix of lemony lacto and some fruitiness that is mildly cider-like. Oak, earth and mild funk, peach and brett.

Taste is tart with lemon and cider. Almost an unripe peach/apricot character, oak, oxidation and brett.

Light body, modest carbonation. Effortlessly drinkable and mild in nature but very unique. Id drink this again. In short, this is kind of like "lambic lite" in that it is mild bt still enjoyable and approachable. However, for the price id rather reach for a bottle of Boon geuze that was sitting on the shelf right beside this at the same price.

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Photo of peabody
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 epyon396
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anatole
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinp444
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dated 11/13/2013. Poured into a tulip it has a orange yellow clear body with a thin white ring of a head. Smell of lemon, hay, herbal, floral, straw, bit of vinegar, and some slight grass. Taste is lemon, vinegar, slight apple, orange, some peach at the end, herbal, a little bit of rose, and a good amount of funk. Mouth feel is moderate to full with a light to moderate body and a light fuzzy carbonation. A nice aged gueuze, a lot of lemon in this as compared to the apple flavor fresh, but still very good, still nice and refreshing.

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Photo of whatname
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Caveworm
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
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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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,042 ratings