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


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RATINGS: 999   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Glowing orange/gold. Thin, white layer of carbonation. Big yeasty, vinegary nose with some pine forest and very subtle touch of sugary candy sweetness. I’ve been thinking about drinking this beer for the past 5+ hours. Big time sour, yeast, vinegar, citrus, grains, wood, and a touch of sweetness that likes to sit directly in the center of the palate. Medium body, balanced. Lingering aftertaste of sour oak and that same stubborn sweetness. Excellent gueuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2006
This one gushed out of the bottle on me, but calmed down once I got it in the glass. Nice appearance. Very funky, tart, sour aroma, but I liked it. Dark golden color, very sour and overpowering flavor. Barnyard would certainly be an apt description. I’m not sure Gueuze is my style, but this is an interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schuimkroaat (426) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2006
75 cl bottle, ’bbe’ 2020. Unusually dark amber for a geuze. Slightly misty with here and there a bubble. The head is tenuous, before long disappearing without trace. The nose is rather mouldy (as in cheese) than acidic, revealing also lemon, horse blanket and a trace of biscuits. The taste is uncompromisingly sour and dry, bombarding the palate with tiny particles of wonderful fruit. An oily and woody aftertaste with a gently drying mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 1/29/2006
Tried this on a bottle from early 2005.
Very acid scent and taste, but still nice, It is a bit violent, but not overwhelming. Cloudy look, small head, a bit yellowish.

375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. BB 07/08/2030
Thanks to Nisse666.
Hazy golden color, small white head. Boiled green peppers scent, with some broth/stock. Acidic taste with a nice tart finish. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterenss.

Bottle 37.5 cl on March 14, 2014, thanks to Dunbar72! BB 2032.
Clear golden color, small white head. Vinegar, Salubrin, acidic, sulphur scent. Acidic, fresh, berry taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.

75 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet, sampled on September 23, 2014 in Ludvika.
Clear golden color, small white head. Acidic, Salubrin, light vinegar scent. Acidic, Salubrin, vinegar taste. Vinegar, Salubrin aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Sampled from two different bottles in a gueuze tasting.
Just above average of the gueuze I had so far. As many other gueuze, the aroma is not very evocative being barnyard/horseblanket, citrus/apple. Both poured dark orange and hopefully hazy. The sample from the first bottle (A) was surprisingly sweet, much more then the second one B). The body was also different, (A) being lighter the (B). Eventhough they were kind of funky, the dustiness is disappointing in (A) but wonderful in (B) just like astringency. There is an apparent signature; but evidently, this gueuze is very different from a bottle to another. Since I can’t make a distinction between the two bottles (they’re identical) the rating is therefore an average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Bottle, gueuze devirginizing thanks to Lumpy. Amazingly complex aroma has a wonderful potpuri of spices, cinamon, wet fur and fleas, that leaves a dusty feeling in the nose. The colors of coudy honey enter the mouth with a stab. Strong citrus flavours appear, bleending with mushy green apples and finishing with lemon. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5510) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of bretty yeast, horseblanket, peaches, and citrus fruits. Taste was rather sweet, tart grapeskins, and a brett-sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2006
The predominant flavor here is grape skins--Concord grape skins, with exactly the same sort of bitterness and same fruit qualities. I happened to like this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Clear golden-straw body with light carbonation and a sparse, soapy white head. Complex and pungent aroma of tart pineapple and lemon, leather, furniture polish, pine needles and herbs. Flavor is like strong lemonade made from overripe lemons plus tart apples and a musty, cellar-like aspect. Very tart but also has a juicy, refreshing quality. Good, but I didn’t immediately fall in love with it like I do with some gueuzes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle from Oct 2005 tasting - dont know vintage. Dark orange and hazy pour. Big aroma of barny funk and tart apple. More tart apple cidery and light malt flavors. Good dose of that funk and some spices. A bit acidic, and very drinkable.

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