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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: 1078   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.



4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ccubaka (28) - LATVIA - MAR 3, 2016
This is quite light but fulfilled taste beer. A bit on the acidic side but that brings out all the undertones. Very refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle at mentalist institution tasting. Pours clear golden yellow with no head. Aroma is vinegar and barnyard. Taste is mild vinegar, lemon sour, lime sour, green apple sweet,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kirunavinter (35) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle @VilleVallaPub, pours light hazy orange with small white head. Aroma of hay, grass, tart apples, funk and some lemon/citrus peel. Light body, quite flat, some carb. Taste is funky, grassy, citrusy, sour green apples some vinegar. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFF (90) - - FEB 13, 2016
Franchement, je suis un peu déçu. Dès l’ouverture de la bouteille, le "poup" à peine perceptible laisse déjà entrevoir une faible carbonation. Je n’ai donc pas été surpris de voir qu’aucune mousse ne se forme. Arômes fruitées et un petit je-ne-sais-quoi un peu désagréable (bactérie? Fût de chêne?). Sûre en bouche et pas trop mal, sauf de nouveau cet arôme désagréable, quoique heureusement subtile. Pas ma lambic préférée.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - JAN 24, 2016
37,5 cl bottle. Hazy orange with a thin head. Classic aroma, funky barnyard, sour apples, vinegar. Taste is dry and moderately sour. Thin body, very soft carbonation. A light gueuze.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garlic_of_Doom (614) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
Orange/clear amber with a white ring of foam. Tart aroma with ripe pears, green apples, hay, grass, very fresh and crisp. Taste is dry, light woody with green apples and the white part of citrus fruit peel, whatever that’s called. Light body and carbonation, dry.

For the price, the taste is too light/faint. Aroma is really good though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1611) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
Pours a rather pale amber to orange body with a very small, white, short-lived head that doesn’t leave any lacing. Looks like a fruit juice... Rather strong aroma of funk, vinegar, apple cider vinegar and and sour fruits. The vinegar is very much present in the strong and funky flavour as well, a little bit too present for my taste. Also sweet and sour fruits, fermented apples and apple cider vinegar. Hints of fermented red berries. Moderate sour taste, traces of sweetness, long finish. Quite light body, dry and with a moderate carbonation. Interesting brew, but too focused on the vinegar.
[37.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 18 years before BB date, courtesy of my father]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hallstein (419) - Skogn, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma of sour appleskins, grains and some peach. The taste is sour and funky with quite a good amount of fruityness. very balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8615) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2015
Bouteille 75cl de et partagée avec Tderoeck. Orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme offre un bouquet funk, grains plaisant, fruité versant sur des effluves citronnées, retro boisé. Palais au prpofil de cuire, lambic, sec avec un côté citronné, grains sur une fin boisée, légèrement épicé, le funk est modéré.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mecafilo (180) - Perugia, ITALY - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with an amber colour, small diminishing white head. Aroma is quite acidic, even for a gueuze; rich in floral and fruity notes, elegant; only slight basement aromas, quite faint. Taste is medium sweet, medium sour, very well balanced, pleasant. Light body, watery texture, average carbonation.


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