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


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RATINGS: 1109   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Courtesy Knightly Spirits. Pours a dark and murky orange color with an amber backdrop. A half inch of off-white head has strong retention. Good lacing. Nose is large sour yeast and strong notes of crisp green apple. Enormous bite of vinegar-esque sourness with a hint of wood and more sour apple. High carbonation is displayed on the palate and by fierce jet-streams that rocket upward to the head. Huge, cloying body. This is the lowest rating I’ve ever given a gueuze, due to the slightly over-powering vinegar notes. Not the best I’ve had, but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2007
75 cl bottle. The head is a bit fading in the end but starts off with at lovely frothy head. A cellary aroma blended with citrus and oak. The flavor is a mixture of different spices with the gueuze tartness, still a bit too dry to leave anything sensational on the palate. Nevertheless a decent gueuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2007
Pours with a glowing orange haze and an unusually lacy, almost lagery head of froth. Wafts of barnyard, freshly squeezed orange, lemon juice sharpness. Tangily restrained, orange-sodden fruit. Just a nibble of tartness, nothing acerbically acidic. Beautifully rounded, zesty gueuze with a fleshly orange sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured copper orange in color with a minimal white head. The nose was very sweet and tart. The taste was wonderful. This is my favorite style of beer and this Gueuze is one of my personal bests. Great mouth feel, super refreshing and a finish that is one of a kind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Bottle. Pours gold with off white head. Aroma is super tangy bleu cheese, oak, tart fruit, pepper. Flavor is very salty, (almost like the first bite of movie popcorn), peppery, tangy funky musty bleu cheese, cheddar cheese, tart fruit, slight vinegar. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2519) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2007
750 ml bottle in pint glass. (Tasted fairly cold. Hey, its 90 degrees with 90% humidity and my AC ain’t working right.) Pours clear bright orange with lasting small whitish head. Strong fresh aroma of overripe oranges and wet leaves. Pungent flavors of fresh oranges and horseblanket. Extremely refreshing medium-high carbonation. Perhaps not the most complex gueuze but possibly the most delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a tart sour barnyard aroma. Tart sour fruity citrus flavor. Sour tart fruity finish with some grapefruit hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2007
0.375 l bottle. Bright compper color with some head. Very acidic aroma with grapefruit, pineapple, lemon and sulphur. Acidic and sharp flavor with both vinegar and lactic acid as well as grapefruit and lemon. A bit too sharp for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 3, 2007
375ml bottle. Small snifter that holds 1/2 the bottle comfortably. The beer is cloudy. gold tinted orange with lots of coarse ground pepper sized particles. Short lived head. Served 20 minutes from the main fridge. Aroma is barnyard, leather, horseblanket with some citrusy hints. Initial taste is sour, sweetened vinegar, and brett along with some vanilla, & lemon. The taste is very bretty, tart, acidic. and refreshing. The tartness and acidic, but refreshing, taste would pair well with food. To me, this is too much on its own. Old rating, just added.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2007
37.5 cL bottle. Lovely, dark orange-gold color with a little head. Aroma was quite funky, like sweaty lemons and limes covered in mold and dust. Beer initially kicks you with sourness, which explodes into a citrus punch of lemons and grapefruit, then a dry finish with a musty backdrop. The acids get your belly roiling for some food. Absolutely loved it.

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