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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: 888   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.



3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Clear golden with no head. Sour, vinous aroma that lets you know it is a lambic. Flavor starts off sweet, turns sour, then sweet, sour, etc.. Very enjoyable and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Clear golden orange. Sweet vinegar smell. Sweet at first. Then "make me pucker slightly" sour, then sweet again..Jolly rancher qualities. GOOD.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
desurfer (1190) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Wow, how far my palate has come in a year! I used to hate lambic, now I love them. This pours a slightly dark straw gold with no head. Aroma is super funky, very yeasty with hints of barnyard and cheese. Flavor is fairly sour and cheesy, also a ton of yeastiness. There is also significant apple and lemon presence. The finish is very tart, with an almost stinging feel in the back of the throat. Yum!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Orange. Diminishing head. Deep aroma of peach cobbler, salmon, wet wood, grapefruit, red apple, flies, mold, cheese and horseblanket. Devastatingly horsey, funky and just plain sour. Harsh as hell. A definate teeth cleaner. Flavor seems to lean towards the grapefruit/lemon side of things but it is fairly complex and definately enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Dark solid gold and amber. A thin white head on top. Aroma is just what you would expect. Lemons, limes, hay and soap are strongest. I also get a vinous character. While the aromas are strong, they are not overpowering. The taste is not as sour as I would have expected. Notes of balsamic vinegar, limes and a little fish. Nice dry finish with some notes of cherries and apples. More subtle than I would have expected. As you drink it you also get some more sourness. Very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
This gueuze has a much more sour aroma then any other I’ve had. Almost like sour lemons, and barnyard. Body is a light amber, with a bubbly head. Very sour gueuze, very dry, grapefruit, sour citrus taste to it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Pale yellow/gold w/ good head but slight lacing. Soury fermented fruit permiate the nose of this beer. It was tangy w/ a hint of honey sweetness. Very tart and soury fermented fruit w/ flowers on the mouth. Major effervescence and a nice light body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2004
Pale, not much head. Fresh yeasty sourish aroma with grapefruit. Grapefruit in the flavor as well, sourish and sour. Good body and a classy geuze even if I still have to learn alittle about this kind of beer...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
Skunky barnyard aroma with rotting fruity, tart / sour acids, smells like an easter show! Hazy amber with lasting white head. Sweet start followed by a skunky mid with tart acidic sour finish. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Very tasty Gueze, helped make up my mind on the whether or not this is a style for me or not. I now think it is. My first experience with cantillion was terrible, and i now believe it was a bad bottle, it was especially hard to tell after reading other ratings where they described the beer as near exact to what i was tasting, without being good. But this beer was definitly fantastic. Nice apple/fruit aroma and taste. Sour to a near perfect point, and actually funky. Wasnt sure what that meant until I was fully indulged in this brew. Same thing goes for cobwebs, basement, barnyard, and leather all notes previously mentioned that nearly turned me off to this beer. But actually its all there and makes for a hell of a beer. Definitly a style i will look foward to trying more of in the future


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