"Beer with sugar and sweetener" sayeth the little 250 ml can from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. Sweetened lambics are a challenge ranging from fruit juice to lollypop to authentic jam. There are even fruity lambics that range into the vinegary to the suck-on-lemon puckering. As far as I am concerned the only rule is whether it works in the glass for you.
This beer pours a medium pink with a pink-white head that resolves to a rim. On the nose, plenty of fresh sweet and sour cherry as well as barnyard. In the mouth there is plenty of vibrant carbonation, cherry syrup cut by a swath musty tanginess from the lambic. It is sweet but not overly so and certainly more layered than another class of sweet beer like, say, a caribbean stout.
I have only had one beer under the St. Louis brand before, a gueuze, and the words of one BAer I noted in that review ring true for this beer as well: "this is bright and cheerful, zesty and clean..." I would add that at $7.95 for four 3.2% quarter litre cans it is also great value. Wow. The worst rating by BAers I have ever seen. Only 14% giving a thumbs up. But only seven reviewers. Likely disgruntled acid drinking puritans. Check out Greg's review from weslakia - he figures this is the disco of lambics and I figure he is right.