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


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RATINGS: 923   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2005
08.06.05 750ml bottle. Cloudy golden, lasting, medium sized, white head. Burnt leather and cigarette ash. Dry, tart, and old. Fascinating stuff, this. Palate is full and ashy/chalky. Not much noticable fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2005
Pours hazy golden yellow, medium white sparkling head. Herbal, spicy, sour, yeast nose. Acidic, sour, sweaty flavour with hints of yeast and earth. Thick mouthfeel. Leaves a sourish palate. Short aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2005
A wonderful spicy sour treat. Aroma of old leather, lemons, pineapple, and funk in general. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2005
Slightly hazed bright amber colour with a tinge of orange. A big frothy white head that lasts sits atop. There is a light horse blanket aroma in the nose with a bit of tartness and a touch of woody smokiness. The body is tart with a hint of sweetness - a touch of leather rounds out the semisweet middle. A good gueze, standup but not exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Interesting look when it was poured, I could clearly see the different tones of the beer’s orange hue blending in the glass under a fluffy white head. Smell is wooden and somewhat soapy, slight notes of pear and lemon. Flavor really pulls on the sides of my mouth from the tart sourness. It really doesn’t hit my tongue with any significant bitterness, just the corners of the jaw. More interesting is that it really well lubricates the whole mouth after each sip. The flavor really is not too special, it seems to be just middle of the road for a lambic, really just earthy and sweet yet sour and mellow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2005 (Bottle 37,5 cl) As "Hanssens Gueuze" at 5% ABV. I remember when I first found this years ago in the drink market "De Cagny Brothers" in Essen. In a wooden box in a corner I found a few crown corked bottles with no labels or anything. But a large swarm of fruit flies were buzzing around the cork which was leaking slightly. Not the most hygienic or well-presented beer...
Orangey golden with very little head. Vinegary, sour, citrusy nose. Very tart but complex flavours of....horseblanket? Well, to be honest I haven’t really smelled a horseblanket for several years. Earthy notes and a long sour palate. A taste-bud killer indeed. 030498

(Bottle 37,5 cl) As "Hanssens Oude Gueuze". Very orangey golden with a small, discreet head. a smell of fruits in the early stages of rot. Very complex gueuze and actually quite drinkable. Hasn’t got the very sharp, vinegary edge as other traditionals in the style. 120700

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2005
way too sour for me.I am not a fan of this style.Tastes of real sour citrus fruit.was not enjoyable at all

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2005
Very full aroma with maily fruit and oak and a little bit vinegar in the finish. Light amber color, off-white head, fair lace. Very sour start but soon the sweetness takes over. Not like Belle-Vue or something but real nice malty sweetness. Also full flavored with fruits like apple or apricot and of course oak and vinegar aggresiveness. A bit dry in the finish, probably from the oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2005
(Bottled, 0.375l) Hazy golden color with a small, white head. Very dry, sour and acidic aroma. Quite smoothly fruity, sour and dry flavor. A clean, traditional, not too sour lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
375cl bottle...unable to find a date. Dense, gym sock aroma at first...lazy carbonation...piles of pulled weeds after a rain soaking in the hot summer sun...incredibly complex aroma...strikes me as mellow at first, but the fairly intense tartsour lingers around the back of the tongue for awhile afterwards...funky and intense...layer upon layer of intricacy. With a decent body.

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