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:
1,028
Reviews:
346
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
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20
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112
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of soju6
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a fizzy head that fades quickly.

S: Aroma of citrus, fruit, earthy with a tart backbone.

T: Taste is quite tart with fruit, bit of citrus and a bit of spice. Quite bitter with an unexpected clean finish.

F: Moderate body, clean and smooth with plenty of tart.

O: Nice beer for the style, but am not really keen on Lambic beers.

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Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 375ml bottle with the date "120718".

A - Golden and clear with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly.

S - Funky with some fruit and hints of tartness.

T - A firm bite. Tart and dry. Good up front but a little lacking in the finish. Not especially complex but crisp, smooth and tasty.

M - High carbonation and a moderate consistency. It feels alive.

O - A decent gueuze. Worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark orange with a creamy white head. Nice retention.

Musty barnyard hay aroma, acidic, lemon, vinous, apple cider, and wood.

A nice sharp tartness and carbonation. Very effervescent, dry, and light bodied. Musty, acidic fruit, almost a touch of vinegar, and a slight woodiness.

A little bit under the level of complexity of some of the other gueuzes out there, but very enjoyable and the price point is excellent.

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Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375mL (bottled 7/18/2012) into a tulip. Pours a hazy honey color w/ a thin white head, lively carb.

Aroma is bright, tart, funky, grassy. Sour green apples.

Taste is sharply acidic and tart, lemony.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, drinkable and refreshing. Really nice.

Overall a very good, clean, straightforward gueuze.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of SanDNigel
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy golden with light white head that makes interesting designs. Small bubbles
S- Sour magic-marker like, finishing sweet and fruity
T- Sour, obviously, but dry. Sweetness with a wet grain something, followed by that Shocktart sweet&sour I have come to know from the style.
M- Puckery, but nice size bubbles that compliment the beer
O- Great. Love it. Even though it is almost half the price of others it was really a great beer

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St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,028 ratings.
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