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


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RATINGS: 1044   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayg1 (585) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3428) - 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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2007
750ml bottle. Probably a year and a half old, dont remember what date was on the bottle. Pours out a cloudy yellow color with a white head on it. Smell is full of sour funk, wood, and just a nice pleasant musty smell. Tastes smooth and sour, with a little bit of bitterness, but it is mostly overrun with a lemon like flavor which is really good. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1572) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Wonderful tart aroma, with just a hint of barnyard about it. Pours a clear golden amber with a huge white head. Extremely tart and dry flavor. Tastes of citrus and green apples. Not an gueuze to introduce people to the style, but a very tasty one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Wow! Amazing gueuze! Aroma of dirty barn floor. Pour was a cloudy light orange with a one finger white head. Taste was perfect. Very sour citrus with hints of yeast but not much can break through this sour barrier. Incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cheap (4756) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Now this is a perfect example of what I consider to be beer. Big, bad, and stimulating! Impressions start with the chapagne bottle then follows with an unrefined backstall aroma that cannot be described. Big fermenting fruit from an old open barrel in the barn. Looks like a cloudy american lager or darker wheat. Really nice creamy carbonation. Oh my, what a taste impact! Not girlie sweet in any way though wonderfully tart. Hides the alky content rather well, it’s more like drinking rotting fermenting something, but in an enjoyable way. Just plain easy to drink and fun to be with. DEE LISH! Finish is a quarky mackentosh fruit peel quagmire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 The Godfather of Funk. This has got to be one of the most underrated guezes. I mean, what’s not to like? Hanssens is really up there because of the no-nonsense lip-pickering madness they produce, and their deceptive simplicity. This has got all that lemony, acidic bracing sourness in the finish, with just enough pedio that you know it’s there but really have to look for it because it is buried deep beneath that horse blanket. And it’s got so much more than that. It’s got that leathery "horseblanket" aroma, which is deep and evocative and heavy on the soul. Drinking this beer is like making love in the hay. It’s raw, a little rough around the edges, smelly, and fun. Scrumptious and appealing on many levels. It tastes really alive. Accessible and not shy: in your face, and not ashamed of it. This is a good friend.

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