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

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RATINGS: 943   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.



3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4359) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2014
Ein feines Geuze, das die gewöhnlichen Aromen durchaus anbietet und mit etwas Getreide und Hefe nur so spielt. Angenehm ist die milde Säure, die hier wirklich moderat eingesetzt wird. Jedoch sind die Aromen nicht bis zum letzten durchgepeitscht, daher Qualität und Liebe ja, grandiose Klasse nein.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Neorej80 (113) - - SEP 27, 2014
Smells like champagne and oak. Really sour and dry. Not my style. Gueuze is ok, but this is too much for me...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tandembrauer (166) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark golden with medium head. Aroma of sour fruits, lemongrass, burned rubber. Tart rubber taste, salty-sour. Quite special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (4359) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
0.75 ml bottle from Bierzwerg. The Lambic pours out in a hazy brownish colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of mild vinegar and unripe berries. Taste of mild vinegar, mild acid, unripe nuts, unripe berries and light bread. Breadish finish. Wonderful quaffable and a right enjoyment to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1943) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle split with Mike and Taylor. Aroma is tart lemon, barnyard funk, light stilton cheese, and white wine. Pours bubbly and blonde with lots of fizz and a quick fizzy soda head. Taste is tart starfruit, lemon, and white wine with a barnyard funk throughout. Wonderfully intense and complex. Took this one for granted and it wowed me. Will gladly have this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (518) - POLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Barwa: złota, początkowo krystaliczna, po dolaniu dolnej części wyraźnie zmętniona. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, niewielka, bardzo szybko opadająca i pozostająca jedynie przy ściankach. Aromat: początkowo atakuje dość nieprzyjemna nuta siarkowa, która na szczęście (w przeważającej części) dość szybko się ulatnia. Oprócz tego istna mieszanka wybuchowa, a zatem nuty kwaśne, owocowe (m.in. morele), przysłowiowa końska derka, słód (herbatniki), a nawet nieco rozpuszczalnika. Smak: od początku kwaśny, cierpki, owocowy, niczym cytryny, ale także dość wytrawny. Dopiero na końcu lekko słodka nuta. Hanssens Artisanaal nie warzy własnych piw tylko zajmuje się mieszaniem różnych lambików, w różnym wieku. Kupuje brzeczkę od uznanych producentów m.in. (Cantillon czy Lindemans), po czym leżakują one od kilku miesięcy do 3 lat. Oude Gueuze to zwykle mieszanka 2 i 3 letnich piw. Dodatkowo są one przechowywane w beczkach liczących sobie nawet 100 lat. Być może dlatego ten trunek trafił do przytaczanej wielokrotnie książki. Barwa jest adekwatna, smak dość intensywny, jedynie aromat zawiera oprócz typowych, także nieco nieprzyjemnych nut. Raczej dla pasjonatów.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1055) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Out of a bottle in Brugge. Beautiful fruit and sour up front. Hazy gold with no head as expected. Taste is tart and fruity. Crisp, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle 0.375l. Pours almost clear golden with white head. Aroma is tart, funk, white wine, lemon. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, heavy sour, some lemon, apples, white wine. Aftertaste is acidic, slightly sharp, subtle bitterness. Excellent. Sour but with so much flavour in the background.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3106) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a clear gold with a small white head of foam. The aroma is funky grass and a touch of skunk. The taste is dry, tart green apple. Medium body with medium carbonation. An alright gueuze.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (2193) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 Fully traditional geuze made from wort by, I believe, Lindemans and Girardin which Hanssens has spontaneously fermented at their own premises. Orange blonde colour, spritzy body like any good old geuze should have, off-white, stable head, very funky aroma, horseblanket, lemon peel, hay, old sherry, sweat, sulphuric accents, ’barnyard’ taste, sour in a well-balanced way, very funky, dry acid finish. Clearly a geuze with its own character.


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