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Hanssens Oude Gueuze

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Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Dworp, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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As with all Gueuzes, Hanssens is a mixture of several vintages to produce a lambic which is refreshingly fruity.

This is the result of blending different lambics of different ages. The second fermentation takes place inside the bottles and therefore they are stored for minimum six months in constant temperature kept cellars.



3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (175) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
Pours lovely, slight cloudy orange with a white, lively head. Aroma is fresh and sour, with classic geuze and vinegar notes. The taste is very grape fruity, but has an almost strong sourness to it, that tickles your tongue. A little cheese in the end, that you some times get in old saisons. Very nice geuze, but very standard too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (969) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with a tiny white head. Aroma is fresh and tart. I get notes of green sour apples, freshly squeezed lemon, sour berries, subtle stable notes, wild Brett quality overall. Taste has that same green sour apples along with tons of grapefruit, sour berries, citrus and wild Brett notes overall. Almost has notes of sulfur in it. Also some cheesy notes in the end. Wow - what a surprise this was!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (239) - , California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle aged 1 year. Clear golden amber color, nice big head, lemon and a little earthyness behind it. After a couple sips the aroma seems closer to strawberry lemonade that is almost immediately overshadowed once the sour and mulch flavors take over. I only know cause I just walked into my wife’s garden and her manure mulch is spot on. This beer is very nice for a warm day in the garden. Cheers

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (74) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Guldfärgad smått grumlig vätska med vitt skum. Fräsch syrlig doft av framförallt citron. I smaken återkommer känslan av färsk och sur citron. Jordkällare, te och äpplekart. Syrligheten balanseras upp av en bra beska.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1186) - London via, WALES - APR 12, 2014
2012 vintage. Cold bottle, into a tulip. Perfectly clear orange, slightly sparkling, small white head. Aroma - funky lemon. Body - medium, low carbonation for the style (medium-ish), slightly foamy, tooth-coating sugar. Taste - sodawater, sour lemon, finishes tart, some undercooked chicken. Overall - not my favourite style, but a decent example.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1755) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 7, 2014
Aroma: Hay, Apricot, Mildly Acidic Appearance: Hazy Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Hay, Apricots, Mild Cranberry, Mild Lactic Acid Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Dry, Mildly Bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (514) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
Lätt dimmig och ljus gul med för stilen ett förvånande litet vitt skum. Doft: Funk, halm, syrlig malt doft, honung. Smak: Funk, halm, körsbärs kärnor, svart te med smak rik honung, grape.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2262) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle, 13C. Gold with a white head that lasts awhile. Aroma of Moroccan lemons, damp hay, washed rind/ forest floor, apricots and their stones, both mellow and tart apples. Lively carbonation slightly masks slippery texture. Fruity - apples, Moroccan lemons (including their brine), apricots, with hay - zingy brett notes, moderate forest floor earthy funk, fairly dry and woody finish. Long finish is sour and zingy with hints of mellow sweet apples also lingering. Seemed straightforward at first, but revealed more after a while - that curious lingering fruitiness helped keep it quaffable too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3091) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-tan color with a very small white head on it. Nose seems to be rather sour and fruity, with some light citrus in there and a bit of sweet figs popping through. Taste is very dry and quite sour, with some nice citrus tones. It’s got a bit of a bite to it, but stays pretty smooth. Nice gueuze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (4830) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Sample from bottle at RBNAG 2014, Halden, Grand Tasting. Golden colour. Lovely brett aroma, lemony and farmhouse notes. Even better sour flavour with loads of brett and lemony notes.


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