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


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RATINGS: 1006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2005
Very full aroma with maily fruit and oak and a little bit vinegar in the finish. Light amber color, off-white head, fair lace. Very sour start but soon the sweetness takes over. Not like Belle-Vue or something but real nice malty sweetness. Also full flavored with fruits like apple or apricot and of course oak and vinegar aggresiveness. A bit dry in the finish, probably from the oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2005
(Bottled, 0.375l) Hazy golden color with a small, white head. Very dry, sour and acidic aroma. Quite smoothly fruity, sour and dry flavor. A clean, traditional, not too sour lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
375cl bottle...unable to find a date. Dense, gym sock aroma at first...lazy carbonation...piles of pulled weeds after a rain soaking in the hot summer sun...incredibly complex aroma...strikes me as mellow at first, but the fairly intense tartsour lingers around the back of the tongue for awhile afterwards...funky and intense...layer upon layer of intricacy. With a decent body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - JUN 9, 2005
(375ml unlabelled bottle with a white chalk mark, bought in 1996) Cloudy orange colour with a small fizzy white head. Acidic nose with a scent of horseblanket and fruits and wheat. Sour and dry flavour, spritzy carbonation. Dusty sour taste with almost no bitterness, fruity tones of grapefruit and apricot. Slightly tart and vinous long lasting finish. A great and complex brew ! The sampled bottle was found in pivnizubs cellar during “archeological excavations”. Thanks for sharing it with me !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9166) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2005
Bottle (bought 1996): Orangey colour, cloudy, thin but lasting foamy white layer; fresh fruity (citrus, grapefruit) sourish nose with a tinge of grains, also yeast and - that’s understood- horse-blanket; starts quite sourish, but soft, turning to a heavy, fruity acidic flavour; ending in a long, sour aftertaste with some traces of a tart bitterness. Very good !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3616) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2005
Strong cidre note and quite sourly grapefruit aroma. Flavor is medium to strong sour, refreshing with a medium stron citrus peel note. Strong astringent, sourly finish with a tart bitterness in the end. Very nice gueuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13703) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2005
Bottled 375cl
Honey golden color, small creamy head. Sour earthy aroma. Oily mouthfeel. Sour, aerhy, also fruity and sugary. Long sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2005
a mes rate: very decent gueuze. earthy citrus sour and tart as you would expect. salt and vinegar finish that ends up dry and lengthy. nothing unusual but rather nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Old bottle from Half Time, Poughkeepsie, NY. Hazy dark straw pour with sour fruity aroma. Tastes gueuzy, with some lemon esters and slight Brett in the finish. I have learned to enjoy gueuzes and their clones, but I don’t fault those who rate them low. They are truly "love it or hate it."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2005 Hazy gold in color. Large Fizzy head. Funky sour aroma, straw, lemons, earth, cheese... Some sweetness to taste, but it’s replaced by a sour grapefruit flavor with tart grapes, apple, and dry grasses. Puckering Finish. Gueuze.

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