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


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RATINGS: 1092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Pours a clear light amber color with little head. Aroma is moderately funky with some honeyed sweetness. The funk seemed to be almost overpowered by the saccharine quality to the aroma. The taste has an aggressive tartness that smacks you at the finish. Still, the funk here doesn’t seem as multi-dimensional as the more reputed gueuzes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle. Murky orange colour with gassy white head. Taste is tarte with lemon / lime / grapefruit. Aroma is fairly sour with acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33433) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2007
Bottled. An unclear orange beer with a thin light yellow head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wood and grapefruit, while the flavor is acidic with notes of wood. The acidity burns slightly in the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Thanks to brewfiend for sharing! The beer was cloudy yellow-orange with light foam and some sediment. It had a sour earthy aroma and flavor. Mildly acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2007
750 ml bottle, Stateline Liquors. Pours a clear dark gold to light amber under a one finger fizzy white head. Lots of carbonation retains head as a thin covering. Lots of heavy lacing. The nose is dusty, musty cellar funk with some horseblanket, yeast, some light soft cheesy funk, cork, and a little tartness. Wow, huge overpowering vinegary acidity and intense tartness dominates, in a way almost covering up some of the funkiness that I want. It does emerge on the finish as musty cork and brettiness. Mouthfeel is very dry with a shockingly acidic bracing middle. Light to medium bodied with lots of fizzy prickly carbonation. Overall, a little too one-sided with the overwhelming acidity. Middle of the road for Oude Gueuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle. Aroma was quite pungent. Very sour and musty. Infection and beef bullion. Poured a murky gold/amber with a thin white head. Quite tart and sour on the palate with a hint of underlying lemon/lime sweetness on the finish. Beef broth with hints of sour cheese. Medium bodied. Quite creamy with sharp carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 (bottle, thanks Brewfiend) Pours a light hazy amber with a white head that diminishes rapidly. Very sour, funky aroma. Very crisp sour taste, with a good dry finish.

Pours a hazy glowing orange with a white head that retains nicely. Great aroma with a mixture of funk, cheese, brett, cut grass, lemon, lemon cookies, and unripe peach. This smells wonderful. Flavors of apricot, tart apple, and peach skin immediately greet the tastebuds, and the beer suddenly switches to the more acidic lemon, oak, and brett within the mid-palate. This rounds out to a nice earthy, woody oak finish that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Nice sour nose and body. Plenty of barnyard funk. Orange body with faint head. Faint cheese undertone that I don’t think should have been there but that only detracted mildly from the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Brewfiend] Pours very cloudy with white head. Nice sour aroma. Taste is also quite sour with a slight bitterness at the end. Solid beer, but not the best gueuze out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle: Golden in color, slight haze, moderate to large foamy white head, clingy lacing.   Sour nose, notes of wheat and oak.   Very minor pale fruit skin, ones that I would say are under ripened because of their sourness.   Has a little funk, barnish, perhaps a little horse blanket.   Certainly tart on the tongue, bordering on sour.   Quite dry, with hints of immature Apple skin, granny smith like.   Minor sweetness, balances out the tart aspect rather well.   Fairly full bodied, moderate mouthfeel.   Finishes very dry.   Very good, albeit somewhat middle of the road.   Tiz very clean too.

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