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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: 998   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.



3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3872) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
Bottle at Dulle Griet. Orange golden with a little beige head, OK lacings. Aroma and flavor is more fruity and acidic than the average, very complex and drinkable, when you get used to it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - MAY 27, 2006
Bottle says it has been conditioned for atleast 3 years Aroma: When cold tart notes come thru. Once the beer warms up the fruity and funky brett notes become apparent Appearance: Poured slightly cloudy and reddish with a huge white head which did not seem to last too long Flavor: As expected the first flavor is nice tart wallop. Once I enjoy the pucker power the berry like and citrusy flavors help make the tarness more complex. As the beer warms up the indescribable funkiness from the brett seems more apparent Overall: WOW! I have enjoyed 2 excellent sour beers in one day.... A delicious lambic with complexity behind the tartness to make me want to take yet another sip... oh my! my tongue is happily retired for now

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2006
From 750. Poured orange with a white head. Nose was sour and earthy. Flavor was complex and hard to get a handle on. Earthy, moldy, woody with a bit of pepper and sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2413) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Thin quickly diminishing head. Sour fruit aroma but not overpowering. Kind of soft and mellow. Some honey and apricots in there also. Golden orange in color. Fizzy in the mouth. Sour, tart fruit with a strong biting bitterness. Little blackberry in there. Strong sour and puckering finish. Not really my style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Bottle (375ml). Poured bright clear bubbly gold with an amber tint, smallish fizzy white head. Pleasing sharply yeasty citrus aroma, moderately funky-sour tartness isn’t quite the assault some of these have, but still lovely - gets funkier with more burnt rubber character as it warms. Taste - there’s the sharpness - light citrus tartness, some bitterness, no alcohol to notice, just funky wool/rubber/sneakers - nice. Mouthfeel is surprisingly watery, starts with decent body, then just seems to fall away - otherwise acidic, sharp yet not really carbonated - a nice drinking gueuze, but I prefer most roughness and funk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Pours thick and hazy amber with a thin head. Nice sour horsey aroma with some vegetable and wheaty notes. Very tart and acidic with green apple flavor. Light on body. Clean but somewhat saccharine finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Pour is deep golden with some orangey hue too and w thin white head...smell is funky and sour with some apples, pears, peaches, and horseblanket...taste is a tiny sweet at first, turning tart and sour with lots of funk happening...piscator is right that it is very drinkable but not very complex...seems a little sugary too...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2046) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
Clear light copper in colour with practically no carbonation. Mild aromas of very sour granny smith apples, mozzarella cheese, and a bit of barnyard. Sharp, but not overwhelming acidity. A bit more sour apple in the mouth, along with a note of pear, and wet hay. There was also a bit of a woody note that revealed itself as the beer warmed up. Very drinkable, but lacking a bit of complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Quite acidic and earthy aroma. Copper colour, small white head. Acidic flavour with an earthy aftertaste. Quite refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2006
Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a small white head. Aroma is a wonderfully sour funky barnyard, yeast and sharp sour fruits. Nice expected gueuze flavor. Amazingly tart. Probably the most tart beer I’ve ever had. Great sour cherry. Started too cold, but a barnyard funk emerges as it warms, also probably as the mouth gets used to the tartness it becomes more able to sense difference. A sweetness with a full tart feel and wonderfully sour finish. Really complex and fabulous. The finish is pure pleasure. By now the initially sharp tart has mellowed and sweetened, leaving a light sour fruit to coat the mouth until the next sip.


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