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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1126   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.



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   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 (4847) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a medium head. Some sediment on bottom. Aroma of brett and sourness. Similar flavor with some apple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
[Bottle] Pours hazy gold with a huge whitish head. Aroma is initially straight brett, with a little bit of sour apple, and a whole bunch of barnyard funk. Flavor is quite sour and tart, with the granny smith apple flavor coming through. Tons of yeasty funk, and a bit of earth and oak contribute to the awesome flavor of this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2008
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Bottle: Pours crisp orange with some clarity and a creamy white head that lasts. Acidic aroma. Funky horse blanket, cobwebs, lemon juice, cork, dried wood, vinegar and even more. Creamy and crisp feel with a sharp acidity. The flavor starts off with a touch of honey-like character, which leads to the funk of damp wood and sharp cheese. Has a very assertive lemon juice-like acidity, a bit vinegar-like as well with some sharp passion fruit, leather, rose petal, and residual oak tannins into the acidic finish. Bone dry and complex. A nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Thanks to my bro for sharing this. Pours a hazy straw color with thin white head. Aroma is the classic lambic components: yeast funkiness, horse blanket, mild strawberry notes, toasted grain flavor. Taste is light strawberry, intense yeast and horse blanket and light wood notes.. Palate is very acidic and sour, but fits this brew perfectly. Excellent lambic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Thanks, TheCheeseMan! #300! Pours a clear crisp golden color.with a thin foamy white head. Aroma is very strong and tart. Taste is the same with great tart and sourness with a hint of oak. The palate is a bit flat and metallic, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (1050) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle 37.5 cl. Large creamy white head with good lacing. Sparkling and hazy orange body. Aroma of basement, earth, apple and cask wood. Medium body, thin texture and average carbonation. Light sweet, heavy acidic and light bitter flavor. A very nice gueze.


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