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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2009
375 ml corked bottle kindly provided by Beer2000. A coarse fingerthick big-bubbled near-white head upon a slightly hazed orangey-golden body. A minty, light acidic fruity sourness in the aroma. Taste starts tart and citric, followed by a rustic, sour berry/sweaty horse flavor. Notes of cheese, wood and mouldy cellar. Tart and fruity-acidic finish. A very nice palate cleanser, still a notch too challenging for my tastebuds.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3006) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours a hazy dark gold with a pillowy white head. Sour apple, white vinegar and sour funk aroma. Taste is light and sour, bracing and slightly fruity. Very sour, tart and funky, yet easy drinking. Good gueuze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (361) - , California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
From green 37.5 ml bottle, pours bubbly and straw-colored. Aroma of durian fruit with flavor of fermented soy beans, rotten apples and limbuger cheese. Finish is green apple and kimchi. Startling style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gualthiero (35) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2009
37,5 cl bottle. Really lemony, little carbonation, nice acid touch. Good gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2009
375ml bottle $6.99. beautiful orange with a short foam atop, then not even one bubble. It smells like the slightest hint of funky cheese, lemons, dusty boxes. It tastes sour, citrus, lemons, good gueuze. The mouthfeel seemed a little thin at first, but overall it was adequate. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-06-2008 00:44:28

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Bottle pours cloudy amber color with white head. Has aroma that is lemon and funk. Flavor is acidic, tart, lemon, wood, funk, and makes me pucker. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated. Overall a solid brew.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle poured yellow with a bit of haze and nice lacing and thick bubbly head. Fantastic sour aroma with citrus and some yeast. Flavor matches the aroma. Great sour flavor with some barnyard blanket funk in there too. Finish is smooth and goes down very well. Would love to try with a brunch.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4095) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle shared at Woodshop Quad. Nose was sour tartness. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Flavor was funky and sour like a guezue should be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2009
Pours golden orange with a non-existent head. Aromas of tart cider apples, citrus and leather must are present with some earthy grain as well. Palate is light and highly carbonated with a heap of leather must before intense, tart acidity takes charge to maintain the dry profile. Finishes with lingering, tart acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2008
37,5cl bottle, 2004. Sparkling deep golden, small loose head. Fruity nose, with nice sourness, wheat and slight metal. Dry and crisply sour flavor, wheat, funk. Faint lemon skin and apple in the finish. Some musty, cheese like cellar. Soothens out with sediment poured in. Solid quality gueuze.


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