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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.



4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (4020) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Enjoyed the other evening at the Red Monk in Des Moines. A very nice smelling brew that pours surprisingly clean into the glass, with a small tight and lingering head. Scent is strongly oaky with a whiff of yeast and fruit. Very pleasant taste with a soft palate, strongly oaky and sour at first, but as the bottle progresses the dryness gives way to a cidery taste accompanied by a mild sweetness. This is certainly not as hard or as strong as other Gueze and lambic that I have tasted, but it is very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1642) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Fantastic pour and immense cobwebby, musty, barny, dirty aromas with a gentle undertow of sweet fruit and sour vinuous notes. Full palate with a sour bite, fruity center and twisting astringent finish. You can taste the age on this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2008
This was a great suprise. My friend and I (both sour lovers) went looking for a bottle of Panil 2005 but the store was out so we picked this up instead. Golden in pour with not much head at all. Musty sour nose with some hints of grapefruit. There are quite a few flavors here. Some kind of stale cookie and a bit of grape and lemon. Not so much sour as it is tart. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3533) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Bronze color. No head. White rim. Aroma of yeast. Taste is tart with an initial sweetness. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
One of my highlights from YEHA. Unknown age. Poured a hazy golden color with little head. Aroma of barnyard, funk yeast. Taste was of the same, quite tart and very enjoyable. Nice finish...I want more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3548) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Personal "New Years Night of 1000 Gueuzes" continued with this no-date 750mL cork and cage bottle.. Pours a hazy orange/golden color. Aroma hits you with strong sweet-less-fruit tinged vinegar. Acidity and rubber follow that. Taste starts off with strong herbal/dry acidity and the dryness just sticks around throughout. Then there is a super hit of dryness at the end and vinegar highlights in the aftertaste. Has a light body with some spike and oh so drinkable for hours.

Also, recently had an aged bottle provided by jasonmech at YEHA@the Moose’07, white label (not sure of age), and it was still all that and a bag of chips.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle from our choppy lad. Now then, this is a lambic I like. Smells is sour but the taste isn’t. Very refreshing, it’s daft o’clock in the morning in rainy Manchester but I can imagine this being perfect for an early evening in the sun with a meal. With a really dirty woman. Lovely experience on the tongue, a pleasure to drink. Not dry on the aftertaste. I’m impressed, lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle - unsure of age but possibly 4-6 years old. Sampled at YEHA. Aroma is sweaty socks, barnyard. Flavor is sugar, sour, funk. I really liked this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2007
375ml bottle from Hopduvel, Gent. Hazy golden colour with a decent off-white head. Big barnyard aromas, with plenty of mustiness, yeast, green wood, lemon peel and sour apples. The flavour had lots of unripe fruit, yeast and citrus with a sour/acidic finish. Excellent and very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2007
375ml bottle. This had plenty of time to sit..but still poured a very cloudy golden honey. Two finger off-white head that dissipates within a minute leaving a light film over the gold surface. Aroma is immediately woody and musty. Very sour nose with a hint of citrus. Taste is so very sour but not too acidic. Lemon, yeast, barnyard funk, and wood (I wish I could be more specific). Carbonation stimulates my taste buds with every sip but I wish they weren’t hindered by this extremely sour blast. Finishes dry and citric. Over the top sourness from the first to last sip, I love it!


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