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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: 954   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.



3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2005
Aroma: sour, soapy, currants, unripe gooseberries, baby powder, cask, wheat leaves. Orange, half-clear, head dissipates instantly (white). Sour, burnt, some hidden sweetness, slightly bitter, lactic. Sweet and metallic aftertaste. Harsh, sharp, acrid in the throat, chemical, very fresh somehow. Feels sticky and malty after a while.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle: Sour apple aroma with light vinegar. Pours a transparent golden-orange with an insignificant white head. Sour apple flavor with light woodiness in the finish. Not as tart as some of the big guys. Light cider flavor in the background.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Lemon, oak, strawberries, funky heaven. Dusty gold body with a thin white pillow of a head. Somehow this looks like Fall in a glass. Lemon, light malt, so acidic, sour, fruity. Oak, strawberries, grapes. Something in there is reminding me of a characteristic I often see in white wines. Sweetish lemonhead/funk finish. Very nice - I should have bought a 750 of this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Pours a clear deep golden with a thin white head. Aroma has some herbal pine and wax bean notes with lots of brett and greenery. Starts with a hint of maltiness with lots of carbonation throughout and plenty of pine and spruce flavor balanced with tart yeastiness and a dry acidic finish. A very interesting and complex brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Poured a hazy golden yellow. Aroma is funky, dusty with notes of tart mustard. Flavor was sweet, funky and tart with a long soft bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2005 Bottle 375ml. Pours an ipa colored orange with no head. Big barnyard aromas with notes of cherries and apples. Sour and acidic. Flavors of apples and must. Dry aftertaste. Thin mouth feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Pours a thick transparent yet dark orange marmelade color with a few large bubbles sitting atop. The aroma is clear and unique reminding of champagne and sour apples. The mouthfeel is sweet and syrupy but very sour. The flavors echo the nose with the added complexity of lemon and white raisin. Some ale-like qualities appear before the swallow but overall this appears to be a genre of its own - even among lambics. The tart aftertaste lingers long. Not particularly my style of beer, but very appreciable for a change.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
375mL bottle. Deep, opaque amber color with a fizzy, ephemeral head. Sharp cider vinegar and horseblanket aromas, even moreso as it warms. Tastes like extremely sour cherries, rhubarb and old cider, both sweet and very tart. The citric acid stings but also reminds of much fruit, mostly lemons and cashew fruit flesh. Acidic and drying. Old shoe leather. I don’t often get a chance to drink these sorts of beers, so when I do, I enjoy them to the fullest...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2005
375 ml corked bottle. Amber hue. Musty, barnyard, rubbery aroma. As it opens up, flavors of apples permeate. Along with a vinegar note. Tart apples and sherry vinegar. While it is tart, it is fruity. Sweet and sour at the same time. Beginning gummy sweetness, followed by a citrus, dry melon flavor. The wheat adds a grainy, lemon flavor. Sweet melon, tart apples, and sour lemons. For an unfruited lambic, this sure has quite a bit of complex fruit flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2005
Nice hazy orange-amber beer with small white head. The smell is is refreshing and has sharp edges. It has aroma’s of oxidized apple, sherry vinager, kweepeer, goosberries, wet hey, barnyard ( Swiss Alp stabels ) and some hops. The taste is smooth and sharp at the same time. Again sherry vinager, some soft spices, sour apples and berries, some vegetal accents, row rubarbe and hops.


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