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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: 1029   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle - unsure of age but possibly 4-6 years old. Sampled at YEHA. Aroma is sweaty socks, barnyard. Flavor is sugar, sour, funk. I really liked this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (7054) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2007
375ml bottle from Hopduvel, Gent. Hazy golden colour with a decent off-white head. Big barnyard aromas, with plenty of mustiness, yeast, green wood, lemon peel and sour apples. The flavour had lots of unripe fruit, yeast and citrus with a sour/acidic finish. Excellent and very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2007
375ml bottle. This had plenty of time to sit..but still poured a very cloudy golden honey. Two finger off-white head that dissipates within a minute leaving a light film over the gold surface. Aroma is immediately woody and musty. Very sour nose with a hint of citrus. Taste is so very sour but not too acidic. Lemon, yeast, barnyard funk, and wood (I wish I could be more specific). Carbonation stimulates my taste buds with every sip but I wish they weren’t hindered by this extremely sour blast. Finishes dry and citric. Over the top sourness from the first to last sip, I love it!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 20, 2007
37.5cl green bottle. Poured a dull gold color with a slight white head. Very intense "horse blanket" aroma. A smooth flavor blend of tart and sour. Complex and well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10002) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
750 corked bottle. Poured a medium golden color with a small sized head. Aromas of citrus fruits, cork, funky, and yeast. Tastes follow suit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Pours out a deep golden color with a fairly thick and bubbly white head that fades soon after the pour. Aroma is right of the bat very pungent. Salty, acidic, sour, woody, and musty smells all blend to make this one. Taste, wow this is good. One of the most sour and "in your face" lambics I’ve ever had. I love it! Sour grapes and citrus hit the palate instantly, horseblanket, and bitterness follow. This gueuze is exceptionally tart and leaves you with almost a sting on your tounge. Absolutley fantastic!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3340) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Green bottle, 375 ml, best before 07/08/2024, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on December 5 2007; eye: nice pop! at the opening, head is effervescent like champagne and turns into a carpet made up of tiny bubbles, amber, clear, a bit of lacing; nose: horse, leather, acidic, gueuze; mouth: horse, leather, acidity, salty, light floral, sour, finale in horse-leather-fruitiness, quite acidic and sour, rather astringent, rather salty, medium body, a bit thin, quite carbonated; overall: ok FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 375 ml, meilleure avant 07/08/2024, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 5 décembre 2007; œil : bon pop! à l’ouverture, mousse effervescente comme le champagne et qui se transforme en un petite tapis fait de bulles fines, ambrée, claire, un peu de dentelle; nez : cheval, cuir, acide, gueuze; bouche : cheval, cuir, acidité, salée, léger floral, sure, finale en cheval-cuir-fruitée, très acide et sure, pas mal astringente, plutôt salée, corps moyen, un peu mince, plutôt carbonatée; en résumé : ok

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Oh my fucking god. Talk about pungent!. About as dirty as a fuckin’ barn yard gets. Smells like piss, but tastes like heaven. Smokey in color , yet very carbonated. The overwhelming sourness is apparent from the get go and arrives as similar as smoking your friends best homegrown. It shouldn’t taste very good based on the assumption regarding to smell.. but damn is it ever good. Funky as hell! It hits the palette in an unexpected way. Lingers like good bud should. Very pleased.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 28, 2007
This particular beer has a clear golden color with a nice thick ead which fades rather quickly. The more you pour the beer from the bottle the cloudier it gets due to all of the yeast in the bottom of the bottle.The aroma you can smell as soon as it is poured into the glass. It is very salty,citrus, bready malt with that gueuze funk,also it has a talc powder like and floral combination in the end. As you drink it the beer it self is very acidic and has lots of salt which dry the tip of your tounge. Although there is a orange peel and floral flavor which last for a little while on the back of your mouth. those flavor are also complemented by the acidity of the beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2007
A wonderfully filthy Gueuze, I must say. Pours a cloudy yellow that gets cloudier with each pour. There is visibly effervescent carbonation. The aroma extends feet away from the glass. Sour yeasty funk, horse blanket, lemon zest, wood and cheese assult the nose. Brutally tart and sour flavour that is devoid of any recognizable malt sweetness. Notes of wood and wet leather accompany the tart, acidic fruit flavours. The balance of bright, new lambic flavours and old musty, woody lambic is noticeable. The mouthfeel tingly with a medium body and a finish that is not as dry as other gueuzes.


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