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


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RATINGS: 1078   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle. Orange golden color and a nice foamy white head. Green apple and white wine aroma. Acidic with a green apple taste. Not bad, my best Geuze so far. Bière de couleur orange doré avec un bon collet mousseux. Odeur de pomme verte et de vin blanc. Au goût, elle est acide mais, moin que la kriek et elle goute les pommes vertes. Pas mauvaise, ma meilleur Geuze jusqu’à maintenant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16533) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle from Utobeer, I think. I keptthis for ages waiting for the right moment. I love gueuze but know that it will normally fall into the 3.8-4.2 range for me as the sourness makes it too extreme for me. Beautiful amber colour, with thin ring of off white head. Sour funky aroma. Really funky actualy. Sharp in mouth. Lemon juice and more funkiness in mouth. Sharp funky lemon finish. Pretty extreme to be honest, very acidic. I prefer Girardin and Boon to this. Still a lovely example of this limited beer style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2006
cloudy pale golden. aroma of white vinegar egg salad and lemon. tase lemony musty almost like dirty animal. crisp not bad but not the greatest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Clear golden colour, quite still. Aroma is medicinal, funky, a bit woody. Flavour is quite citric and tart, but it’s lacking some of the complexity that I hope for in a good gueuze. Certainly nothing to sneeze at, but still a little disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13794) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle, 37,5 cl champagne-cork. Orange colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, oak, fruit, yeast. Flavour is yeast, fruit, sour, green apple, citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14936) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Unclear amber - white head. Wood grape, sweet, sour....lovely gueuze, but a rather smoot and "creamy" feeling compaired io other gueuzes i have tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7600) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2006
(Bottle) Colour is pale amber with a big, frothy, white head, disappearing after a while. Surprisingly clear. Nose is wineous and acidic with notes of citrus, grapefruit, green apples, stable, sweaty horse and hints of vinegar and even some smoke. Musty, acidic taste with grapefruit, apricots, barn yard, horse blanket. Harsh but very well balanced. Absolutely magnificent, one of the best gueuzes I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3024) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2006
Aroma:peach-apricot sour.... Appearance:light hazy gold,small head... Flavor:apricot sour,fruity,light acidity.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Another great gueuze. sour and funky in aroma, flavor, and palate. Very citrusy--lemon, slight orange, tangerine. yummy. acidic, but not overly so. yummy and refreshing after 2 sets of tennis. victory!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (604) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Pretty clean palate. Not quite dry, more acidic, but leaves the palate very bare. Good prickly carbonation, better than I expected based on the thin head. Certainly sour and tart. Sweet, fruity. Very citric. Almost like there’s citric acid instead of lactic. Lemon and orange. Salty. Not extremely funky. Really just tart and crisp. I would have pegged this as a berlinner weisse, not a gueuze. Then again, I have little experience with the style.

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