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:
1,023
Reviews:
343
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
113
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,023 |  Reviews: 343
Photo of Cramerican
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of frasergrove
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Unsure of bottling date, code is 45621. Very clear pale body, thin head. Aroma is mineral predicated, some nuanced wood phenols - but overlying smell is sweet plums, with little to no acidity. Taste has a quick acidic bite, medium body. The acidity lingers a bit, but is a bit one dimensional. Some mineral/iodine flavor that transfers from the nose. An average offering.

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Photo of KarlHvK
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mtn
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peter1977
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawner
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of straightlambic
1.5/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Leftofthedial
1.5/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

2013 bottle. Drank in a blind gueuze tasting along with 3F, Oud Beersel, Hanssens, Cuvée Rene, and Mariage Parfait. This one lost. Big time.

Pour is copper, looks fine. Smell is plastic, burnt rubber. Taste is similar except some tartness and nail polish remover in there too.

Overall pretty much undrinkable. Even worse as it warmed up.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12.7oz bottle with a bottled on date of 7.18.2012

L - Light copper with clarity, and not much head or any lacing

S - Wild funk. Fantastic!

T - Sour and a HUGE tart finish. Almost brings tears to the eyes. Love it!

F - Well carbonated and dry

O - An awesome gueuze available in America for a decent price. I will return to this one

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

Photo of dcotom
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12.7-ounce bottle into a champagne flute.

L - Poured a slightly hazy light golden copper color with a pure white three-finger head. Head lingers for only a few moments before dissipating, leaving no lacing and a 1-mm white ring. Very appealing.

S - Aroma is quite light. There is a little Belgian yeast funk on the nose, with some tart fruit and a hint of cider vinegar.

T/F - Sour apple, yeast, a hint of malt sweetness, finishes dry with a lingering tinge of tartness and bitterness.

O - A very well-crafted beer. Understated, but with some complexity. A nice, light, sour sipper, or would pair well with a variety of foods.

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Photo of bump8628
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, clear copper with a crackly, flash in the pan head. Lots of carbonation but no head or lace to speak of. Fruity apple cider notes, a bit of funk and grainyness in the nose. Lemony tartness up front with hay and leather notes. Barnyard funk is a bit restrained, but definitely there. Malt sweetness is perceptible. Low carbonation for the style with a medium to light body. Nice balanced tartness in the finish.

This is a great Gueuze. It’s not as bone dry as most, but still very nice and complex. Worth a try. Would make a good gate-way Gueuze.

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Photo of mig100
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ela
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KathyG
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jrob21
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,023 ratings.
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