Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Ingelmunster, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
available only in Belgium. if you had "St Louis Geuze" on draft in the United States, be 99.9% sure it was "St Louis Geuze Fond Tradition": http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/st-louis-gueuze-fond-tradition/6098/

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
Almost clear dark blonde body topped by a white ring of foam. Initial flavour of rotten apple and corn syrup paves the way to an unpleasant dry and sandy finish. What the hell is that sugary sweetness doing in a gueuze. Mouth drying tartness that is so pleasant in real gueuzes is replaced here by a plastic flavour. I did a quick “advanced search” in ratebeer to see where the St-Louis Gueuze ranks in the Lambic-Gueuze category. Seeing it pretty much at the bottom was about as surprising as learning that the dude with the red uniform on a Star Trek away mission is gonna get killed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Really didn’t enjoy this one too much. way too fizzy for me and by the end of the pint i couldnt wait to get something strong in my mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
250ml bottle, honey gold color, with a frothy white head, leaving laces, sweet soft wild yeasty nose, with a wet oakiness note, faint fruity mustiness, subtle leafiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild sweet sharpness character, with gentle acidity, citrus wineyness, hint of greens apples tartness, leading towards a fruity tart and sweet dryness finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2007
a little sweet to be an original gueze but not too bad, herbal flavour, slightly fizzy, good one to start people on the geuze train

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jerre (3075) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2006
Bottle. This is not a real gueuze thats my opiniun. Light yellow color. Light body. Start sweet at the finish is winey with a small amount of fruit flavours. The palate is more like regular ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
Bottle. Very low white head. Hazy light yellow body. Vinegar aroma. Acidic grape fruit flavor, simple and easy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
altonbrownd (5413) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle at Bazar, A’dam. Very sweet, tart cider taste. Very fruity, old apples perhaps? A bit of a dissapointment. But I’m not a Geuze guy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a lightly golden body with a small white head. Aroma of earthiness and tart. Flavor is tart (chardonnay grapes, apple) and sugary.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 5, 2007 Best before 11/2004, 250mL capped bottle from Jacob Lovenlund, consumed on 8/5/06. So almost 3 years old, I think? That or 4 years old, I can’t imagine the brewery recommends keeping this pasteurised, filtered crap much longer than 1 year.
The appearance says Belgian ambree, as it’s quite ruddy-orange and too dark for a true gueuze (and this is obviously no specialty gueuze). Off-white head is large, foamy/fizzy and quickly recedes to partial cover and then ring, leaving little-to-no lacing behind. Fizzy, large bubbles rise languidly to the top, but can not bolster the head for long.
Heavily, heavily sugary in the nose. It pretty much smells like priming sugar, like corn sugar/syrup, was used to give this beer aroma. DMS is certainly rampant. Behind the vegetal nightmare, lies a sugary, caramel-like "maltiness". Wheat is lightly dry, nutty. No alcohol in the nose. No lambic either.
Flavor - sigh....it’s like the rest of its brothers; chapeau, mort subite, lindemans, belle-vue, sadly lacking of any lambic notes, sugary, corny, vegetal, metallic, watery, cloying. Just a horrid mess. The good news is that I’m almost through the gauntlet of these fake gueuzes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Draught at Sankt Nikolai Pub. Not that interesting, i expected a geuze, but got a cider ??!! Golden, white head. Aroma: Grape, solphur. Taste: Green apples, fresh, grape. But too fresh and pleasant....I bet I could sell it as a Cider to Douglas !!! Do you know Douglas, well you are gonna !?!? Well I am not a cider-boy.

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