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


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RATINGS: 998   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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2005
A very intresting style and I can see the intrest in the style. This went back and forth between being really,really good and really,really sour. I got apples, citrus, and a very tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2005
Nice color, fruity, with more like oranges than lemon/lime taste, a nice acidic taste. Refreshing, nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
Sparkling, hazy orange-amber w/ rocky white foam & a champagne-like effervescence. Complex barnyard aroma of leather, cheese, malt vinegar, cider, wood & berries. Light, effervescent feel. Flavour is clean, juicy, & tart w/ an underlying sweetness & a dry, refreshing finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy orange with no lasting head. Sparkling. Cheesy feet barnyard aroma with apple and lemon. Beautifully acidic and sour with just slightly less in-your-face sourness than Cantillon. My first 5 and worth it. Gorgeous beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2005
750 ml bottle at heavyweight open house 8/05. Pours a hazy medium orange almost peach color with a decent sized head with a bit of lace and med to high carb. Very sour overall- about the same as most cantillons- although this one was a bit more sour than spuyten duyvil. Relatively smooth overall despite the high acidity and has a nice dry finish. Lots of Lactobacillus throughout, along with a citrus-like acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2005
08.06.05 750ml bottle. Cloudy golden, lasting, medium sized, white head. Burnt leather and cigarette ash. Dry, tart, and old. Fascinating stuff, this. Palate is full and ashy/chalky. Not much noticable fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2005
Pours hazy golden yellow, medium white sparkling head. Herbal, spicy, sour, yeast nose. Acidic, sour, sweaty flavour with hints of yeast and earth. Thick mouthfeel. Leaves a sourish palate. Short aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2005
A wonderful spicy sour treat. Aroma of old leather, lemons, pineapple, and funk in general. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2005
Slightly hazed bright amber colour with a tinge of orange. A big frothy white head that lasts sits atop. There is a light horse blanket aroma in the nose with a bit of tartness and a touch of woody smokiness. The body is tart with a hint of sweetness - a touch of leather rounds out the semisweet middle. A good gueze, standup but not exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Interesting look when it was poured, I could clearly see the different tones of the beer’s orange hue blending in the glass under a fluffy white head. Smell is wooden and somewhat soapy, slight notes of pear and lemon. Flavor really pulls on the sides of my mouth from the tart sourness. It really doesn’t hit my tongue with any significant bitterness, just the corners of the jaw. More interesting is that it really well lubricates the whole mouth after each sip. The flavor really is not too special, it seems to be just middle of the road for a lambic, really just earthy and sweet yet sour and mellow.

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