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


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RATINGS: 963   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
bottle. unknown date. pours a hazy orange body with a bready-frothy head and sheets of white lace. intoxicating earthy aroma, apple skins, lemon zing, and generous acidity. terrific wild funk character, perhaps one of the more unique of the style that I’ve tried. there is a touch of sweetness in there but just for a very brief moment. grapefruit and lemon flavour towards the end and then a kind of pulp action finish on your lips that leaves you aching for more. phenomenal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Papsoe calls these "taste-bud killers". I take offense to that flip characterization...In my experience a taste-bud killer is more merciful...this beer seems to be more interested in a slow prolonged torture of my taste buds.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
orei (3) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2005 does not count
The champagne of beers. Very acidic and fresh. Haven’t tasted it since a trip to Belgium in 1996, but still remembers it as a one the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Blech! Personally I’m not a fan of the style. Entirely too sour and tart. Not at all a pleasant experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pilsnerrogge (2553) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
Brass coloured with a small but compact head. Acidic, earthy aroma. Acidic flavour of rhubarbs and unripe apples with an earthy tone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2005
A very intresting style and I can see the intrest in the style. This went back and forth between being really,really good and really,really sour. I got apples, citrus, and a very tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2005
Nice color, fruity, with more like oranges than lemon/lime taste, a nice acidic taste. Refreshing, nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
Sparkling, hazy orange-amber w/ rocky white foam & a champagne-like effervescence. Complex barnyard aroma of leather, cheese, malt vinegar, cider, wood & berries. Light, effervescent feel. Flavour is clean, juicy, & tart w/ an underlying sweetness & a dry, refreshing finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy orange with no lasting head. Sparkling. Cheesy feet barnyard aroma with apple and lemon. Beautifully acidic and sour with just slightly less in-your-face sourness than Cantillon. My first 5 and worth it. Gorgeous beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2005
750 ml bottle at heavyweight open house 8/05. Pours a hazy medium orange almost peach color with a decent sized head with a bit of lace and med to high carb. Very sour overall- about the same as most cantillons- although this one was a bit more sour than spuyten duyvil. Relatively smooth overall despite the high acidity and has a nice dry finish. Lots of Lactobacillus throughout, along with a citrus-like acidity.

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