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

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St. Louis Gueuze Fond TraditionSt. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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.

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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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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

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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,037 ratings
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