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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: 924   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.



3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2006
Dark gold brown colour, unclear appearance and a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, apples, gueuze yeast and sugar. Sweet initial taste, more sourness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2006
This brew really shows how far my palate has evolved. Years ago I would have spit this stuff out. Most of my current friends would launch this stuff. It reminded me of tasting my very first veryBrut champagne. Gorgeous and sparkling in a lambic flute,the smell of fresh hay in a horse stall, heavy dry grainey vinagery taste and yet refreshing, thirstquenching and as enjoyable as can be

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
(Bottled. 03/2006). Wonderful. No words can really describe the tastes in these bottles. Everything wonderfully putrid you’ve ever heard about gueuze is true here. Like licking a horseblanket through a smelly gym towel. Who could resist?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Pungent barnyard sour smell, funky and delicious. Very attractive taste, with lots of wild sourness but a nice balance with a good bit of funky cheese and not overwhelming. Fruity and I don’tknow what else to say but this stuff is delicious. My best lambic to date, and a really great deal on the bottle ($7.50 for a 750).

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
This is an extreme Gueuze. Extremely sour and acidic. However still unbelievable refreshing and complex. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Glowing orange/gold. Thin, white layer of carbonation. Big yeasty, vinegary nose with some pine forest and very subtle touch of sugary candy sweetness. I’ve been thinking about drinking this beer for the past 5+ hours. Big time sour, yeast, vinegar, citrus, grains, wood, and a touch of sweetness that likes to sit directly in the center of the palate. Medium body, balanced. Lingering aftertaste of sour oak and that same stubborn sweetness. Excellent gueuze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2006
This one gushed out of the bottle on me, but calmed down once I got it in the glass. Nice appearance. Very funky, tart, sour aroma, but I liked it. Dark golden color, very sour and overpowering flavor. Barnyard would certainly be an apt description. I’m not sure Gueuze is my style, but this is an interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2006
75 cl bottle, ’bbe’ 2020. Unusually dark amber for a geuze. Slightly misty with here and there a bubble. The head is tenuous, before long disappearing without trace. The nose is rather mouldy (as in cheese) than acidic, revealing also lemon, horse blanket and a trace of biscuits. The taste is uncompromisingly sour and dry, bombarding the palate with tiny particles of wonderful fruit. An oily and woody aftertaste with a gently drying mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 1/29/2006
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. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterenss.
6/3/8/3/13=3.3

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Bottle 37.5 cl on March 14, 2014, thanks to Dunbar72! BB 2032.
Clear golden color, small white head. Vinegar, Salubrin, acidic, sulphur scent. Acidic, fresh, berry taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
8/3/8/4/16=3.9

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.


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