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

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
1,036 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:
#7,101
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
1,036
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
112
Trade:
3
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle dated 11/13/12 in wine glass

Murky golden color with head reducing to ring of clumpy lacing. Light floral, fruity and bready malt aromas with some sourness. Taste is some bright fruit with moderate sourness. Some bready malt (oxidation?) which lingers unpleasantly on the aftertaste. Relatively thin and light mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Not very complex but refreshing and drinkable despite the aftertaste. Not a bad beer but not a great gueuze.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville NC

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small foamy white head, leaving just a ring around the glass

S- dried hay, ripe pear with some woodsy funk

T- dry and puckering with notes of lemon peel and grape skin, finishing bone dry with more sour grape notes

M- light and spritzy body with a crisp and dry finish

O- A good beer that I'm glad I got to try on tap, nowhere near the complexity of some other gueuze's, but would make a good into to the style

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good starting head but it settles quickly to rim lace. Little lace (some spots). Orange-amber with some haziness.

Sweet and sour aroma. Smells like many of Framboise available, yet I know there are no raspberries in this one.

Overly sour where no sweetness is present (unlike the smell). Lip smacking tartness which makes for a lingering aftertaste. Watery with a below average carbonation level.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Poured a golden orange body with well-carbonated fizzy head that leaves little lace. Mostly a sour, tart, funky smell that reminded me a bit of an oaky white wine with sour apple/white grape skin aroma. The beer is light bodied, very sharp and crisp, mostly tart and funky taste notes (again along with sour fruit flavors). A great sipper for a simple gueze.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,036 ratings
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