Review: Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition | Craft Beer & Brewing
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition
93 out of 100

Style: Gueuze

ABV: 5.0

93/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition

What the brewers say

“The lambiek used for this gueuze is traditionally brewed using barley malt, unmalted wheat, and older hops. A modest nose with lots of fruit and a dominant aroma of young sour apples. Bone dry aftertaste.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Very pleasant tropical fruit (pineapple, passion fruit) with some stone fruit (apricot) plays nicely with the acidity. Slightly floral, sweet, and citrusy with a hint of pepper character. Not as much Brett as other gueze.”

Flavor: “Upfront mild earthy and spicy pepper character swells to a sharp lactic high point with spice notes hitting in the dry finish. Light pineapple, touch of cherry and plum, light caramel after-taste. Sharp tartness and acidity lingers, but subdued enough for subtle apricot and pineapple notes to peek through.”

Overall: “Fun sour—displays complexity in the nose that doesn’t entirely follow through in the flavor. Tartness and acidity are a bit sharp, but not one-dimensional. Dry finish helps carry everything through and leave you wanting another sip. People unfamiliar with the style could still appreciate this because it’s not too funky.”

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