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

bottled
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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.



3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2006
(Bottle) Colour is pale amber with a big, frothy, white head, disappearing after a while. Surprisingly clear. Nose is wineous and acidic with notes of citrus, grapefruit, green apples, stable, sweaty horse and hints of vinegar and even some smoke. Musty, acidic taste with grapefruit, apricots, barn yard, horse blanket. Harsh but very well balanced. Absolutely magnificent, one of the best gueuzes I’ve tried.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2006
Aroma:peach-apricot sour.... Appearance:light hazy gold,small head... Flavor:apricot sour,fruity,light acidity.....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4006) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Another great gueuze. sour and funky in aroma, flavor, and palate. Very citrusy--lemon, slight orange, tangerine. yummy. acidic, but not overly so. yummy and refreshing after 2 sets of tennis. victory!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (598) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Pretty clean palate. Not quite dry, more acidic, but leaves the palate very bare. Good prickly carbonation, better than I expected based on the thin head. Certainly sour and tart. Sweet, fruity. Very citric. Almost like there’s citric acid instead of lactic. Lemon and orange. Salty. Not extremely funky. Really just tart and crisp. I would have pegged this as a berlinner weisse, not a gueuze. Then again, I have little experience with the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Bottled, 37.5cl chamgagne-cork. Unclear, orange beer with some clouds and a nice white head. The nose is barnyard, apple, fruit, yeast, cellar and quite sour. Nice flavor with yeast, cellar, citrus and green apples. Quite astringent and fizzy in the mouth, with a long sour finish. Really lovely after 5 Swedish swills. Palate-cleaning. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. (060824)

Bottle, 37.5cl corked. A hazy, orange beer with a white head. Horse blanket, some wheat and citrus in the aroma. The flavor is much the same, but the citrus and horse blanket are more evident than the wheat. Astringent, tart and citrusy. Plain lovely, more-ish and refreshing. (080926)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (21776) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2006
Bottled. Hazy nutbrown colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is sweet & sour and weak fruity. The flavour is dry and sour fruits abit yeast also. A real dry and sour lambic. Sour long aftertaste with some dark and dry fruity hints. Totally awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Glowy orange colour with sediment. Medium frothy off-white head. Sweet, tart scent. Fruity. Sour fruit taste with gentle malt forenotes. A real kick of sour. Very nice palate even so, I would have preferred that it be a wee less intense.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Slightly hazy orange body with a small frothy white head. Sour fruit aroma. Puckering sour flavor, some fruity hints.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Beautiful dark golden, a little hazy body, creamy white head, beautiful lacing; Incredible nose (as expected), very fine balance between full and fresh aspects, typical Gueuze nose but what makes this one special is a slight touch of fresh meat; very balanced body, it moves pleasantly from on element to the other, lots of very soft sparkles, very soft texture; The step to the acidy finish is very near perfect, aromas are quite full and the body is a little dry, a fine mix of acidity and aroma fades slowly but lasts very, very long. Incredible beer, very, very well made.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Light amber/pale with a small off-white head. The aroma is lots of cheese, some horse, lemon and lots of lacto. The flavor is bright acidity, moderat sweetness, lemon, melon and some bread. Medium body with lively carbonation and a sour end. 8/4/8/3/15 - 3.8

Rerate. ’98 bottle at Max’s, Fall ’07Hazy pale body with a medium off-white head, fading. The nose is lightly sweet, moderately sour with tons of salty blue cheese, horseblanket, lactic acid and leather. The flavor is lightly sweet with cheese, melon rind, lemon, cotton candy and yogurt. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation and a tart, puckering finish. Thanks Casey! 9/4/9/4/16 - 4.2


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