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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: 1102   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.



3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle of non-recorded vintage. The beer was quite tart and leathery. But, for a gueuze pretty balanced. Not overly puckering. A nice carbonated palate with acid, bitterness, and acetic qualities. The beer reminded me of a Cantillon Classic Gueuze I had earlier in the week.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Tart, slight lemony, slight acetic aroma. Tart/sour flavor with some earth and light lemony citrus. Some balancing sweetness. Decent acetic notes. Medium body. Lingering acetic sour with wood and earth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
This is how a geuze is supposed to be. An aroma which is nearly bad but at the same time promising, a flavor of heaven with sour, bitter and surprising elements melting together - try this now!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Poured a soft hazy yellow with a creamy white head. The nose is tart, sour, vinous, muscadine, funky, dry. The flavor is also very tart and sour, yeasty and funky, acidic with a light waxyness. Tart and carbonated mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle at Spuyten. Hazy light orange with a medium, dissipating off white head. Aroma: funky and sour, with sour apple, citrus, horseblanket, pepper, oak, and cheese. Taste is nice, with alot of sour fruit- apples, citrus, pepper, funky socks, old cheese, damp wood and some vinegar. Very mild sweetness across the palate. This was a nice gueze, enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, sour. Sour and bitter flavour that becomes sweeter in the end. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2008
At Cafe Bar Le Duc ’s Hertogenbosch (NL). A hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a nice, small but fast white head. This stays very long. The aroma is woody, sour. Also fruity with some bitter. The taste is sour/biiter, but it fades to gentle sour/sweet. It’s a fresh beer. As aftertaste the sour with sweet stays for a while. Another very good geuze

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Old review from 2006, need to re-rate this. Poured a cloudy yellow color, leaves a light lacing around the glass. Smell was sour and funky, definate barnyard smell. Taste was sour and reminded me of a horse in a barn eating rotten fruit. Average carbonation and light bodied. I couldn’t drink all of mine, I just didn’t care for it. Additional info: I’m sure this is spot on for the style, but this was my first try at the style. I didn’t seem to care for Oud Bruin’s the first time I tried them, but I love them now. So even though this won’t be given high scores from me, I definately think it’s worth trying and I will be trying it again, hopefully enjoying then.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Darker orange like color with a foamy white head. Dry and thinner palate. Smell is little grain, fruits, and tart. Taste is super sour, a good fruity tartness, and acidic. Long lasting taste. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 Bottle from wonderful Southern Season sale. Beautiful golden orange hazy pour. So bright it almost seems glowing. A little hay/barnyard and yeast and funk as well as loads of brett and lemony granny smith apples, orange and grapefruit zest, and peaches on the nose. Lovely complex taste, going through all kinds of stages quickly--sour lemons, wood, must, vinegar, some kind of tropical fruit, a dash of creamsicle, a big hit of fresh peaches, and a crisp, dry finish. This is a truly lovely beer. Can’t wait to age a few and try again in a few years. Simply great.


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