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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: 1124   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.



2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pale golden no head. Dry and tart with a waxy body. Very old stinky aroma. A bit funky and sour and not in a delicious way.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zilverenmaan (19) - Schoten, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2016
The aroma is the best quality of this beer: very powerful and pleasant. No head. Very soft carbonation. Compared to ( at least most ) other 100% lambiek gueuzes, this is noticably the most sour one. Complexity and aftertaste are there but require some "active" tasting, you really need to let it flow over your tongue. For me my least favorite old gueuze. Still a very good beer though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wixie (335) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
Hazy orange liquid, no head. Fruity aroma. Light body, little bit carbonation. Taste is sour and a bit sweet.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (745) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
0,375 bottle. Golden yellow colour. Quite high head, which disappears quite quickly. Aroma already in the nose then poured out into glass. Peachy, cheesy notes. Grass, vinegar, hints of flowers. Sour, woody at first. Hints of vinegar, apples, peach in the middle. Spicy and crisp finish. Oakiness and apples in the aftertaste. Nicely balanced gueuze. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a cloudy, amber color with a thin, white head. Wild, sour aroma with some oak and slight horse blanket. Sour flavor with the oak and wild yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2552) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
375ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Golden amber colour, foamy white head and aroma of grain, citric, funky. Flavour is sour, grains, lemon rind, tangy, vinegar, dry, barnyard funk. Slick mouthfeel, spritzy carbonation, drying tart finish. Very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
375ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). BB 2034. Clear amber color. No head. Acidic, yeast, papery, nutty in aroma. Acidic, jammy, apples, peaches in taste. Holy moly! Dissolves my teeth. Omg! Way too acidic for me. Good potential thou. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1 375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear amber color. No head. More nutty, fruity, acidic, papery in aroma. More peaches in taste. Still acidic. Still sharp. Hmmm nah. Not for my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle, 375 ml from one of the Zagreb beershops. Shared with JFK10000. Pours clear golden with white head. Acidic, fruity, apples, wood. Bit of sulfur?. Lots of carbonation. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
375ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut! (6:3:7:3:14=3.3)
Extremely sharp aroma, almost vinegary. Extremely sharp taste, but very nice apricot still remains. Sour dominated, but deep down there’s a fullness in the wood esters that makes you love it!
Rerate: 375ml bottle (?, ?) (7:3:7+:4:15=3.6+)
Very nicely mellowed. Lovely apricot. Sourness still there. of course. Dang, magnificent, Apricot all over the finish. Aging worked wonderfully.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
BB 2034, shared by Mart. Almost clear amber beer, no head. Nose is tart, fruity, apples, sharp. Flavor is fruity, mango, woody, sharp tartness, balsamico. Very sharp, has a nice fruityness to it, but damn it’s sharp.
BB 2027, shared by Phil. Clear amber, no head. Nose is less fruity, but still tart and sharp. Flavor is tart, apples, lots of wood and balsamico. Still sharp, but slightly more mellow. Not quite my cup of tea, but interesting.


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