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


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RATINGS: 1123   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23012) - 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 (1454) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours hazy light amber with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, funk, and slight fruit. The flavor is citrus, fruit, carbnated moderately, and very tart. Decent body, good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Oh lovely horse blanket, farmy, sour aroma! Green apples and candy in the aroma too. Pours almost reddish, amber color. Granny smith apple skins, tart, earthy, lime peels, not all that sour though. Light carbonation. Very enjoyable, EXCELLENT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2007
375ml bottle purchased at Rich O’s. crystal clear golden with a nice fluffy white head that settles into a thin film. visible carbonation and some lacing. the aroma has certain tart apple lemon qualities that make your mouth water with an underlying funk that is hard to describe.....I think I might be starting to get the horse blanket thing.....i can envision that wet funky wool aroma. flavor tart slightly acidic lemon and apple with a light sweetness and some slightly moldy barnyard aged cheese funk. finish tart acidic dry apple with light lemon notes light peppery spice and that light funky cheese? flavor. the finish sticks with you for quite some time. as you let it sit on your palate an amazing marriage of tart apple and funky cheese...such as morbier... seems to emerge. fascinating. light to medium body. the carbonation is spot on. not too much not too little. nice sparkling palate cleansing refreshing carbonation. a very interesting fantastic beer.....now where is that morbier....im gonna have to try some of that with this....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Vinegar and wild yeast overwhelm the aroma, followed by a sour apple fruitiness. The pour is medium amber with light but firm carbonation. The flavor is almost overwhelmingly sour, but cider and yeast notes eventually emerge. The finish is dry, short, and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2007
A clear orangey gold with a very thin white head with a few big bubbles. A sharp lactobacillus bite. A bit of vinegar, lemon, and maybe a slightly offputting acrid acidity. Some grass. Some sort of fruit candy. A bit fruity, a bit funky, but definitely dry. Light in carbonation, but a lovely tingly mouthfeel. Thin and drinkable. I’d say the acidity makes this like a sharp lemonade in terms of thirst quenching. Very dry and lightly fruity, reminiscent of a champagne, but certainly more flavor. Highly acidic, lemon, lactobacillus. Grassy aftertaste. Lemony acidity in the finish. I could drink more of this, if the price is right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - APR 17, 2007
Very, very good traditional Gueze with a high complexity. As a note to previous and future ratings, Hanssens is NOT a brewer - they are blenders who blend lambics bought from other lambic breweries. And very good they are too.

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