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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: 950   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.



4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Courtesy of Mike Mac. Not sure bottle date. Hazy orangish color with no head whatsoever. Huge sour kick up front, plenty of lemon, pear and apple. Lots of musty farmhouse character. Flavor is a tad weak in comparison to aroma. Lots of apple-pear like flavors but not enough sourness. Finishes really fast and dry. Carbonation cleans the palate perfectly and leaves you begging for another sip. Very highly drinkable geueze, would score even higher with more sourness in the flavor.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2006
Aroma is complex with lemon, grass and sourness being amazin. Taste is soo refreshing, seriously drinkable and generally outstanding. The best beer from my 21st birthday by far.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Clear orange color with a fluffy white head. Big funky barnyard smell with hints of sour fruit in the background. Nice tart flavor. Acidic even. Some barnyard flavors. Thirst quenching. This is some fucking good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Very tart, funky and fruity. Bottled. Poured into a tall, skinny tumbler. Beer is a hazy, medium, caramel-brown color with an average-sized, white, frothy, diminishing head. The aroma is sharp and unmistakabe. It’s malty with sweet moderate note of caramel and cookie, light note of toasted grain; Heavily yeasty with notes of horseblanket, attic/cobweb; Miscellaneous aromas include moderate lemon/citrus, sour green apple, vinous sour grape, light notes of peach and oak, trace note of chemical/plastic. The flavor is Moderately sweet, moderately-to-heavily acidic, lightly bitter with a long, lightly acidic and trace bittersweet finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively-to-fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle. Deep burnt orange in color with little or no head. Acidic and barnyard like aroma. Yeasty fruity flavor. Apricot and grapefruit notes. Tart. Finish is tart and cheesy. Sweet. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Very nice. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Burnt orange color with virtually no head. You can smell strawberries as the bottle is corked. IDK the vintage but its at least 3 years old. Aroma is light wine vinegar, barnyard and rubber bands. Body is nicely carbonated but I’d like to see a bit more head retention. Taste is grapefruit zest and apricots. I like to "old" flavor that the funkiness brings. Just a bit on the sweet side to be called refreshing but there’s a lot of good flavor in here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1718) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 12.7 oz bottle into a Flute glass. Pours a murky orangish yellow hue with a tiny and bubbley white head. Larger bubbles are seen raising to the top of the brew. Aroma is extremely acidic and farmy, with a touch of yeast and mold notes. Flavor is very tart and acidic, while also tasting like the barnyard as well. Semi-woody in certains aspects. Although I can’t drink a lot of any type of Gueze at once, this one is definitely a keeper!

2.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Maybe I don’t truly appreciate lambics, but this one didn’t do it for me. Body is cloudy yellow/orange with a small white head. Aroma is undeniably ’Animal House’ frat basement (Alpha Delta, Dartmouth College, 1963). Flavor is extremely sour, though not entirely unpleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Pours a cloudy orange with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is sherberty, yeast and extremely acidic with minor barnyard notes. Flavor is heavily acidic with woody/pit like notes and a beautiful funk. The finish is lovely and extremely dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2902) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Pous a very cloudy, opaque yellow/hay amber color. The head is respectable within style, although no lacing. The aroma is tart lemons, some barnyard. The flavor is all brett, lemons, some leather, some horseblankets, some barnyard. After it warms, a little bit more of the burnt rubber flavors in there with some acetic (vinegar) type flavors. Not as complex as I’d have assumed (I personally like the cheesy aspects), but refreshing, crisp, tart, and sour. Mouthfeel is certainly acidic. A little on the harsh side for a blended gueuze (almost came across as a straight lambic).


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