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:
1,024
Reviews:
345
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
112
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Wobbly
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BVukelich
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This is my first gueuze so I’m hardly a connoisseur. Poured a cloudy, gold color (3-7 SRM). Didn't generate much of a head. Aroma was sour and earthy. Initial taste lit my mouth on fire with high carbonation. Picked up tart sour apple flavor and some other off flavor I couldn’t recognize or put a label on. Rather dry. Absolutely no hop aroma, flavor or bitterness. The lace dropped like a rock, leaving no evidence of a head at all. These beers are known for their complexity and this one lived up to their rep. As for this particular one...been there, done that. Not bad but I’ll be exploring other gueuzes.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: a orangish yellow color. Strong haze makes it opaque. Some of an off white head that leaves some lacing behind.

Smell: sour green apples and grapes. And funky yeast

Taste: opens up with a kick of Brett yeast transitions into tart fruit. Grapes and green apples. This moves back towards a oaky Brett funk again.

Mouthfeel: a bit mouth puckering and leaves a nice thick coat on the tongue

Overall: a good tasty beer that will introduce anyone to the still. Not too much puckering and not too sour make it a pretty drinkable one

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Photo of rodlavers
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft at 3r6p, served in a 10oz snifter/goblet.

Half-finger bright white head, recedes to nice consistent ring around inside of glass. Opaque orange/brown, rusted. Minimal chunks of lacing, consistency of a liquor.

Smell is dry and tart, but not much else. Light notes of grape, citrus and maybe sugar.

Taste is enjoyable. Light and tart; still learning the nuances of sour flavors. I like it.

Mouthfeel is fantastic. Smooth and dry.

Drinkability renders FondnTradtion something I will return to. Cheers.

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Photo of beertunes
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on date of 2012/07/18. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy medium gold color with about an inch of white head that had moderate retention and zero lacing.

The aroma was (somewhat surprisingly) a bit sweet. There was a light graininess under a noticeable funk. On the tongue, there was the expected tartness, that didn't really show up in the aroma. Light grains and yeast were underneath, and the sourness didn't really linger, leaving ready for another drink quickly.

The body was light, crisp, and smooth, with a very dry, tart finish. Drinkability was very good, the beer was gone quickly, and I would have had another, had I possessed another. Overall, a very nice brew. Not overpowering, and quite enjoyable. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 375mL bottle into a tulip. Bottled on 4/26/2012.

Appearance: deep golden hue with a light haze and light effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy tan foam which dissipated somewhat quickly. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet, heady, fruity aroma; dates, raisins and caramel are all present, along with a small hint of tartness. Balanced and enticing.

Taste: big tartness right off the bat; followed by a murky malt flavor. The fruitiness is stronger up front but fades away toward the end. I like the dynamic element here.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and a pretty frothy mouthfeel. Not bad.

Overall: the flavor, and especially the aroma, are the outstanding qualities of this beer. I like it.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,024 ratings.
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