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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: 1117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.



3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4984) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
(37.5 cl. Bb: 07/08/2034) Une robe orangée et une mousse absente. Au nez, des parfums de vinaigre, de cave humide, de pommes avec une touche de solvant. Une bouche acide plus ou moins décapante qui laisse une impression vinaigrée durable. Le corps sans bulle ou presque et la texture légèrement huileuse peuvent être aisément associés au style. Buvable, il va sans dire. Excellent? Je ne suis pas prêt à me rendre là.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (369) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
Flaska från SB. Orange, disig kulör med lätt smutsvit skumkrona. Doft av citrus, äppelkart och stall. Syrlig och sprittsig kropp. Smak av citrus, äppelkart, vinäger och lite funk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jakubwloszcz (168) - Piastów, POLAND - JUL 18, 2016
Barwa złocista, lekko zamglona. Piana obfita, ale szybko znika. Aromat zdecydowanie kwaśny, dominują niedojrzałe owoce: winogrona, brzoskwinie. W smaku jest mocno kwaśne, dalej bardzo owocowe, na końcu pojawia się lekko słodka nuta.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PanMarek (210) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Tart, complex full nose with touches of citrus, lemon / grapefruit. Some musty wordiness. Pours reddish golden with very little foam and some gunk on the bottom. Medium / light body with little fizz. Dramatic grapefruit sourness. Very dry astringent finish with some woody elements behind. Excellent sour with little trace of sweetness. Corked bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (883) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle sample tasted at BBF Lab Madrid 2016 on the 02/07/2016. Hazy amber colour with a minimal white head. Sour aroma and taste. Fruits and tart. Next one please!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (1681) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Ellwood Thompsons. Hazy golden with thin head and sediment. Smells aggressively tart. Very tart and robust. Definitely sour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrei79 (32) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 375ml Bottle, bottled probably in 2014 judging by expiration date, bought at Sterk Amsterdam, consumed 25.06.2016, temp 5C. Smell is chemical solvent funk, taste is malty green apple sour, no bitterness, very acidic, low carbonation. Definitely not my favorite gueuze. Could be this bottle was not kept at optimum conditions in the store though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3249) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 "Pours" a very clear golden with a medium-high bubbly white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of barnyard, light cork, light cheese and just better than I expected overall (all the other Hanssens I’ve had so far were acetic bombs it seems). Taste is moderately acidic and really dry. Some nice tannic oak. Some cereals in the finish. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderately light but still festive and the dry/tannic impression is long lasting. A nice gueuze that is up their with most other blenderies. I will gladly stock a few of these from now on!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (16448) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours almost clear deep golden colour with small white head. Aroma of tart fruits, pale malt, glue, vanilla. Taste of sour malt, pale fruits, wood, herbs, nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
electrotype (637) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2016
Un nez des plus parfait pour un amateur de gueuzes: ça sent si complexe... Les notes d’écurie sont bien présentes mais adoucies par un côté fruité prononcé mais non sucré. Le visuel est très normal, très quelconque même... Mais c’est un classique avec les lambics et il ne faut surtout pas s’arrêter là en dégustant une bière de ce style! L’impression en bouche est étonnement peu pétillante: Il doit y avoir beaucoup de vieux lambics dans la batche d’où provient ma bouteille. Cela dit, passant aux choses sérieuses: c’est absolument exceptionnel au niveau des saveurs! Une des meilleures gueuzes qui m’ait été donnée de boire! Les notes sauvages mais fruitées volent de toutes parts et le côté sûrette est intense mais vraiment très bien intégré. Wow, j’aime énormément! Merde, ma bouteille est déjà finie! :-(


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