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

St. Louis Gueuze Fond TraditionSt. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition
BA SCORE
3.9/5
1,035 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:
#6,843
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
1,035
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
112
Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Digimaika2
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(4.0) A: Bronze copper colour with thin bubbly head that recedes to ring.

(4.25) S: Apples, white vinegar, dry grasses, white grape, oak, fruit bubblegum, and yeast. Very good mix of both the funky and fruity. Nice fruits of orchard and some tropical including banana.

(4.0) T: Lemons, white grape, apple, white vinegar, hints of oak, and a touch of salt in the finish. Level of sourness is appropriate and comes across on the pleasantly acidic side with a very dry finish.

(4.0) M: Lighter-med bodied with a lively carbonation on par with the style.

(4.0) D: This was very good lambic with all great qualities of the style coming through. While the taste was very good the aroma really stood out for me.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/18/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of sour green apple, lemon, white grape, wet hay, straw, grass, oak, leather, musty funk, white vinegar, wheat, light pepper, and yeast/oaky earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/lactic yeast, oak, and light malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart green apple, lemon, white grape, wet hay, straw, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, white vinegar, wheat, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, lemon, white grape, wet hay, straw, leather, oak, musty funk, white vinegar, wheat, and oak/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky/lactic yeast, oak, and light malt flavors; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, and fairly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice gueuze style. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/funky/lactic yeast, oak, and light malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of kevinlater
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into snifter. best before july 2022, enjoyed on july 30, 2014

a: a vibrant yet almost fully opaque orange. a finger of head that fades away quickly

s: smells sour and funky. hints of green apple, lemon, and yeast

t: up front is a sharp sourness with hay and hints of salt. this lingers and tapers off at around mid-to-late-palate, and then shy notes of pear, tart granny smith apples, lemon, and vinegar reveal themselves on the back end. maybe bits of wood tastes as well. excellent dry finish. the fruit flavours open up as the beer warms

m: nearly medium body, medium-high carbonation

o: sour, refreshing, and delicious

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DaveBar
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO 375ml bottle for $4.75. Served at 5deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens ok. Pours not much head that dissipates to a film within a minute or two. Unfiltered and dark golden color

S- Outstanding!! What a refreshing change of pace. You can smell the sour LOL.

T- Sour and good.

M- Dry and very tart. Super sour. Loads of carbonation.

O- Very good. Completely different from a flavored Lambic but enjoyable. Almost wine like. Liking this style of beer. Looking forward to seeing how it ages

Food Pairing

This nice little lambic went well with... Spicy tuna sushi roll

Enjoy

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$4.35 bottle from the LCBO.

A - brownish straw appearance, slightly cloudy. Thin head made of small bubbles.

S - A little bit of funk, saline,

T - sour, lemon, granny smith apple, and a touch salty. Lime and white grapefruit follows. Dry on the finish.

M - light bodied but zesty. Medium carbonation.

O - Fantastic beer. Extremely refreshing and nice amount of sourness.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,035 ratings
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