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


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RATINGS: 1126   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 20, 2007
37.5cl green bottle. Poured a dull gold color with a slight white head. Very intense "horse blanket" aroma. A smooth flavor blend of tart and sour. Complex and well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
750 corked bottle. Poured a medium golden color with a small sized head. Aromas of citrus fruits, cork, funky, and yeast. Tastes follow suit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Pours out a deep golden color with a fairly thick and bubbly white head that fades soon after the pour. Aroma is right of the bat very pungent. Salty, acidic, sour, woody, and musty smells all blend to make this one. Taste, wow this is good. One of the most sour and "in your face" lambics I’ve ever had. I love it! Sour grapes and citrus hit the palate instantly, horseblanket, and bitterness follow. This gueuze is exceptionally tart and leaves you with almost a sting on your tounge. Absolutley fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3739) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Green bottle, 375 ml, best before 07/08/2024, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on December 5 2007; eye: nice pop! at the opening, head is effervescent like champagne and turns into a carpet made up of tiny bubbles, amber, clear, a bit of lacing; nose: horse, leather, acidic, gueuze; mouth: horse, leather, acidity, salty, light floral, sour, finale in horse-leather-fruitiness, quite acidic and sour, rather astringent, rather salty, medium body, a bit thin, quite carbonated; overall: ok FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 375 ml, meilleure avant 07/08/2024, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 5 décembre 2007; œil : bon pop! à l’ouverture, mousse effervescente comme le champagne et qui se transforme en un petite tapis fait de bulles fines, ambrée, claire, un peu de dentelle; nez : cheval, cuir, acide, gueuze; bouche : cheval, cuir, acidité, salée, léger floral, sure, finale en cheval-cuir-fruitée, très acide et sure, pas mal astringente, plutôt salée, corps moyen, un peu mince, plutôt carbonatée; en résumé : ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Oh my fucking god. Talk about pungent!. About as dirty as a fuckin’ barn yard gets. Smells like piss, but tastes like heaven. Smokey in color , yet very carbonated. The overwhelming sourness is apparent from the get go and arrives as similar as smoking your friends best homegrown. It shouldn’t taste very good based on the assumption regarding to smell.. but damn is it ever good. Funky as hell! It hits the palette in an unexpected way. Lingers like good bud should. Very pleased.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 28, 2007
This particular beer has a clear golden color with a nice thick ead which fades rather quickly. The more you pour the beer from the bottle the cloudier it gets due to all of the yeast in the bottom of the bottle.The aroma you can smell as soon as it is poured into the glass. It is very salty,citrus, bready malt with that gueuze funk,also it has a talc powder like and floral combination in the end. As you drink it the beer it self is very acidic and has lots of salt which dry the tip of your tounge. Although there is a orange peel and floral flavor which last for a little while on the back of your mouth. those flavor are also complemented by the acidity of the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2007
A wonderfully filthy Gueuze, I must say. Pours a cloudy yellow that gets cloudier with each pour. There is visibly effervescent carbonation. The aroma extends feet away from the glass. Sour yeasty funk, horse blanket, lemon zest, wood and cheese assult the nose. Brutally tart and sour flavour that is devoid of any recognizable malt sweetness. Notes of wood and wet leather accompany the tart, acidic fruit flavours. The balance of bright, new lambic flavours and old musty, woody lambic is noticeable. The mouthfeel tingly with a medium body and a finish that is not as dry as other gueuzes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2007
750ml bottle. Probably a year and a half old, dont remember what date was on the bottle. Pours out a cloudy yellow color with a white head on it. Smell is full of sour funk, wood, and just a nice pleasant musty smell. Tastes smooth and sour, with a little bit of bitterness, but it is mostly overrun with a lemon like flavor which is really good. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1696) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Wonderful tart aroma, with just a hint of barnyard about it. Pours a clear golden amber with a huge white head. Extremely tart and dry flavor. Tastes of citrus and green apples. Not an gueuze to introduce people to the style, but a very tasty one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3237) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Wow! Amazing gueuze! Aroma of dirty barn floor. Pour was a cloudy light orange with a one finger white head. Taste was perfect. Very sour citrus with hints of yeast but not much can break through this sour barrier. Incredible.

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