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

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RATINGS: 920   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.



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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (898) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2012
12.7oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a hazy orange with a tiny ring of bubbles along the top of the beer. Really lacking in carbonation. Aroma has moderate amounts of barnyard funk but not as much as some other examples of the style. Also a little bit of fruit. Tons of sourness at first leading to a moderate earthiness with the barnyard notes somewhat muted. I am also picking up some fruit, mainly cherries, throughout but becoming more noticeable towards the finish. I thought this was a decent gueuze but somewhat lacking in the funk/barnyard area. The sourness is quite puckering but I would have liked more funk. I would drink it again, though.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJoller (15) - ITALY - JUL 30, 2014
Tasted in long stemmed tulip glass. Keeping it honest, this is my first lambic to taste. Color is light amber, with very light body and medium high carbonation, the very light body makes the head almost instantaneously vanish. Aroma is wonderful, hints of winey character with lemony, maybe ginger notes, you can smell some funk but its tamed. Taste is sour and acidic, refreshing, gratifying, complex. I’ve read that lambics tend to smell like...barns but this one does not particulary. Reminds me of some champagne i drank a while ago. Not the kind of beer that i love or that i would drink everyday but this is indeed a wonderful beer worthy of respect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sheffield (3) - IRELAND - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
Bottle from hopduvel in Ghent. Nose is funk, bitter, mushrooms and lemon. High carbonation. Lots of citrus fruits. Good sour notes. Lingering funky taste. Brilliant!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (448) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a beautiful golden clear with some lacings. Nose has green apples, funk and some lemon. Taste has some light acid, some bready sweetness and some lemon.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (681) - USA - JUL 14, 2014
Aroma of white wine, lemon, tart, horse blanket, bubble gum. Appears darker gold light fluffy white ring, spotty lacing. Taste is tart, sour lemon lime. Nice sour, velvety mouthfeel. This seems like my favorite Oude gueuze...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (680) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin kullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, katoava vaahto on noin sormen paksuinen ja oluessa näyttäisi olevan paljon hiilihappoja. Tuoksua hallitsee nahkaisuus ja hapokas omenaisuus, mutta siinä on myös makeampaa rypäleisyyttä ja jopa banaania. Maussa jatkuu hapokkaan omenaisuuden jyräys, jota kuitenkin melko hyvin tukee makeampi rypäleisyys ja makea hedelmäisyys. Nahkaisuutta on, mutta huomattavasti vähemmän kuin tuoksussa. Suutuntuma on alkuun makea kuivuen melko nopeasti, hiilihappoisuuden ollessa melko runsasta. Todella hyvä kombo, samalla makea ja kuiva, täyteläinen ja raikas. Hanssensin oude geuze on tavallaan makeamman puoleinen lambic ollen samalla kuitenkin hyvin kuiva. Omenaisuus ja rypäleisyys on vahvimpana läsnä ja yleisfiilis on kuin tuunattu valkoviini. Loistava suutuntuma.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Cloudy gold pour with a fluffy white head. Sour tart funky aroma. Very acidic. Lightly sweet for a brief second and then explodes in a sour bomb with an acidic aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper with a medium/large frothy white head. Dusty, flowers, yellow apples, white grapes, peach, lime, wood and a good deal of horse staple along with some band aid and leather. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and sour. Mellow but long lasting sweet/sour finish. Drinkable with changing flavours and good balance. Good stuff, want more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (141) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2014
A little bit more lemon peel than with your traditional gueuze, especially in the finish. Pale yellow orange with a small foam top that quickly disappears. Muscat wine in the nose, mixed with the more traditional earthy smell, a bit skunky even. Not sweet and sour, but more bitter and sour. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (858) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
Flaska 75 cl troligen 4 år (bf 2030). Ruggigt väder i stugan. Delar med Bengan och Isabel. Doften påminner om cantillons bryggeri. (Aldrig besökt Hanssen ännu). Funk, svag ättika, lite spannmål, ost och grapefrukt. Smaken är oerhört balanserad och härlig även om första klunken var skarp i syran. Angenäm ostlig beska. Underskattad bärs. Bara att köpa mer av!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (339) - - JUN 20, 2014
375 ml bottle shared by Dana. Thanks man! Pours a hazy and light orange color with an inch of white head that fades to a ring of bubbles on the glass. Aroma is classic gueuze: funk, straw, farmyard, light citrus. Flavor is pleasant, with a subtle biting sharpness in the finish.


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