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


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RATINGS: 1036   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2006
From 750. Poured orange with a white head. Nose was sour and earthy. Flavor was complex and hard to get a handle on. Earthy, moldy, woody with a bit of pepper and sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2459) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Thin quickly diminishing head. Sour fruit aroma but not overpowering. Kind of soft and mellow. Some honey and apricots in there also. Golden orange in color. Fizzy in the mouth. Sour, tart fruit with a strong biting bitterness. Little blackberry in there. Strong sour and puckering finish. Not really my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Bottle (375ml). Poured bright clear bubbly gold with an amber tint, smallish fizzy white head. Pleasing sharply yeasty citrus aroma, moderately funky-sour tartness isnít quite the assault some of these have, but still lovely - gets funkier with more burnt rubber character as it warms. Taste - thereís the sharpness - light citrus tartness, some bitterness, no alcohol to notice, just funky wool/rubber/sneakers - nice. Mouthfeel is surprisingly watery, starts with decent body, then just seems to fall away - otherwise acidic, sharp yet not really carbonated - a nice drinking gueuze, but I prefer most roughness and funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Pours thick and hazy amber with a thin head. Nice sour horsey aroma with some vegetable and wheaty notes. Very tart and acidic with green apple flavor. Light on body. Clean but somewhat saccharine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Pour is deep golden with some orangey hue too and w thin white head...smell is funky and sour with some apples, pears, peaches, and horseblanket...taste is a tiny sweet at first, turning tart and sour with lots of funk happening...piscator is right that it is very drinkable but not very complex...seems a little sugary too...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
Clear light copper in colour with practically no carbonation. Mild aromas of very sour granny smith apples, mozzarella cheese, and a bit of barnyard. Sharp, but not overwhelming acidity. A bit more sour apple in the mouth, along with a note of pear, and wet hay. There was also a bit of a woody note that revealed itself as the beer warmed up. Very drinkable, but lacking a bit of complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14519) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Quite acidic and earthy aroma. Copper colour, small white head. Acidic flavour with an earthy aftertaste. Quite refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2006
Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a small white head. Aroma is a wonderfully sour funky barnyard, yeast and sharp sour fruits. Nice expected gueuze flavor. Amazingly tart. Probably the most tart beer Iíve ever had. Great sour cherry. Started too cold, but a barnyard funk emerges as it warms, also probably as the mouth gets used to the tartness it becomes more able to sense difference. A sweetness with a full tart feel and wonderfully sour finish. Really complex and fabulous. The finish is pure pleasure. By now the initially sharp tart has mellowed and sweetened, leaving a light sour fruit to coat the mouth until the next sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8573) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2006
Bottled Brugs deí Beertje 04-11-05. The third in my dip into the world of Acid beers and the best so far, despite it giving my tongue one hell of a work over. This one really zapís you with itís sharpness my friends around the table are looking at me as If I have got a screw loose and their faces contort as they take a sip. Again it getís better with each sip and again I still donít feel particularly well qualified to descibe all of the tastes in here, but at times itís like taking a big bite out of a bramley cooking apple, there is some sweetness, and a lingering taste, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2006
So Iím watching some show about Belgium. Iíve got the TiVo so I can do that anytime. But Iím watching this show and thinking, Man, I could really go for a gueuze. I just so happen to have a bottle in the fridge. So I go to the fridge and pour some for me and the Mrs. Thing is, the Mrs. doesnít like the gueuze so much; so I end up pouring her portion into my glass. Now everythingís alright. Alright. So I drink the gueuze and I like the gueuze. Itís wheaty and fruity, like apples and pears and such. It has a little vinegar to it as well and makes me crave giant cheeseburgers smothered in mustard and some french fries. But I donít have either. So I just drink the gueuze and write this review.

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