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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.



3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2011 First rating
Tried this on a bottle from early 2005. Very acid scent and taste, but still nice, It is a bit violent, but not overwhelming. Cloudy look, small head, a bit yellowish.
6/3/7/3/14=3.3

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375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. BB 07/08/2030
Thanks to Nisse666.
Hazy golden color, small white head. Boiled green peppers scent, with some broth/stock. Acidic taste with a nice tart finish. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterenss.
6/3/8/3/13=3.3

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Sampled from two different bottles in a gueuze tasting.
Just above average of the gueuze I had so far. As many other gueuze, the aroma is not very evocative being barnyard/horseblanket, citrus/apple. Both poured dark orange and hopefully hazy. The sample from the first bottle (A) was surprisingly sweet, much more then the second one B). The body was also different, (A) being lighter the (B). Eventhough they were kind of funky, the dustiness is disappointing in (A) but wonderful in (B) just like astringency. There is an apparent signature; but evidently, this gueuze is very different from a bottle to another. Since I can’t make a distinction between the two bottles (they’re identical) the rating is therefore an average.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Bottle, gueuze devirginizing thanks to Lumpy. Amazingly complex aroma has a wonderful potpuri of spices, cinamon, wet fur and fleas, that leaves a dusty feeling in the nose. The colors of coudy honey enter the mouth with a stab. Strong citrus flavours appear, bleending with mushy green apples and finishing with lemon. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of bretty yeast, horseblanket, peaches, and citrus fruits. Taste was rather sweet, tart grapeskins, and a brett-sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2006
The predominant flavor here is grape skins--Concord grape skins, with exactly the same sort of bitterness and same fruit qualities. I happened to like this a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Clear golden-straw body with light carbonation and a sparse, soapy white head. Complex and pungent aroma of tart pineapple and lemon, leather, furniture polish, pine needles and herbs. Flavor is like strong lemonade made from overripe lemons plus tart apples and a musty, cellar-like aspect. Very tart but also has a juicy, refreshing quality. Good, but I didn’t immediately fall in love with it like I do with some gueuzes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle from Oct 2005 tasting - dont know vintage. Dark orange and hazy pour. Big aroma of barny funk and tart apple. More tart apple cidery and light malt flavors. Good dose of that funk and some spices. A bit acidic, and very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
1987: Hazy orange gueuze with a thin white head. Wonderfull full aroma with orange zest, animal musk, soil in a cave, and the inevitable horseblanket. In mouth, divine acidity, intense and wonderful in mouth with notes of sour cherries and earth. Rich and complex marriage of lactic and acetic acids. Terribly good. (10-4-9-5-18). Thanks Joris!
2005: Opalescent clear orange amber gueuze with thick white head. Intense horseblanket aroma with grapefruit pulp, freshly pressed. Lighter bodied than 1987 version . more citric acid. Lot more citrusy, Very Refreshing (8-4-8-4-16). Bought at brewery April 2005. (Tasting June 2005, with Dumdum)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2005
Yellow-amber colour, creamy withe head, lots of sprankling. Sour aroma, yet fruity. Palate is sour, with some herby touches. Finish stays sour. What a beer, I love this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Yes Clark, I liked this one but no, I would not buy it. Nice apple thing goin on here.


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