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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 916   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.



4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy oragnish-yellow with a small white head. Pineapple and citrus aroma. Acidic palate. Tart and sour flavor. Incredible! Thanks Nuffield!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Really really really good, but then, its a style I adore. Orange/peach color with a good, thin head. Notes of vinyl, citrus, grapefruit, vinegar, and other fruity possibilities. Notes of sweetness in the finish. Moderate palate. Not quite enough jaw-breaking sourness for my taste, but close enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8579) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2004
Bottled. Best before 07/08/2020. Bottled opened with a very pleasing champagne pop and nice smoke. Pours an orange colour and later turned hazy after the yeast poured in. Aroma of sweaty socks, pearskin, and general sourness. The taste is very harsh and challenging at first like pickling vinegar and very sour lemons. It then mellows out into a clean crisp fruity (but again) sour drink. The overriding impression is of sucking on lemons though which is not the easiest thing in the World to do.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2316) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2004 750 Bottle cork popped out with a loud bang. Poured a hazy honey/amber with a nice dense but small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and sour. Dry like champagne. Apricots, apple cider, and something abit off....musty... Flavor is quite sour. Very acidic, like lemons. Not quite enough sweetness or flavor to balance it for me. I thought I liked sour things, but this takes a bit getting used to. Wish I was sharing it. Different, unique and interesting enough to ern decent marks from me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2447) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2004
BIG, musty nose, fruity, sour, stinks! Wife: " What stinks?" I says, Gueuze! Wife:" It smells like a skunk!" Hmmmmmm. Incredible nose, good looking brew. Sour as hell, fruity, crab apples, lightly phenolic, acidy, sour, lightly woody, hints of BO. Wet leather notes, light oxydation. As yer mouth acclimates and this baby warms, it becomes even more drinkable, smoother, carbonation level drops off exposing lightly toasted malt notes, yeast spiceyness and faint citrus notes, very complex brew, damn, gotta stop. Lovely, dry, tart, sour, fruity finish. One rockin Gueuze!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2004 75cl bottle, best before 2018. Hazy golden, white head. Extremeley yeasty(pleasantly of course). Oak, ripe apples and dry. Quite lively. And that wonderful sourness...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2004
Bottle from Pitfield Beer Shop, London 375ml. Acidic, slight vinegar aroma. Incredibly sour and woody, bone dry with plenty of fruit and sherbet notes. Very light sweetness. Complex finish with sweet and sour acidity. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
A really good gueuze we got here. Musty sourness with just the right amount of fruity esters to balance it out. Thinnish, but not negatively so, body and fizzy. Really good gueuze.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2004 Golden with small head. Acidity, cork, cheese, wood, BARNYARD, complex and very pleasent. (also at t’Brugs Beertje!?!)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
The flavour is tart and bitter, especially in finish. Rather sour in the middle. Rather easy and sweet honey-like aftertaste. The palate is dominated by a round sourness. Palate of vinegar.


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