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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 992   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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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1516) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Into a flute. Half finger of head. Strawberry colored body with lots of bubbles. Looks pretty. Smells like fresh fruits, mostly apples. Wow taste. Starts a little sweet, then quickly moves to a dry sour and bitter taste. Quick ending. Crisp and fizzy texture. My first of this style so I am not sure what they are supposed to be like. However, I enjoyed this.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (143) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Grumlig ljus geuze! Kompost & jordig, bärig eller fylla i doft? Syrlig, sur upp i stjärten. Gröna äpplen. Väldigt fin! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (583) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours light copper, fairly clear, soapy white head. Nose is a riot: turning lemon peel, iron, hay, oak. Something like peach or apricot in the flavor; not bracingly sour, very balanced. Borderline creamy mouthfeel. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (441) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
Sour gueuzey smell. Taste is the same with a very nice sourness to it. Great lively medium carbonation that goes down very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
apickles (202) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Golden in colour with slight cream head, some fizz in the glass. Sour nose very citrussy in flavour. Lots of flavour going on, even a bit of toffee somewhere. Sharp taste at the end. Really good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lele (208) - Padova, ITALY - APR 10, 2015
ASPETTO: biondo paglia, abbastanza torbido, dalla schiuma bianca, abbondante e persistente. AROMA: intenso e pungente, come ogni geuze che si rispetti. Agrumi, aceto, mosto di vino, formaggio con muffa (specialmente roquefort), ruggine, nonche’ l’immancabile puzza di piedi. GUSTO: limone, limone, limone e ancora limone. C’è anche una punta di pompelmo, nonché note metalliche, come di ruggine o alluminio. Il retrogusto lascia la lingua fresca, proprio la stessa sensazione di quando si finisce di bere acqua e limone. Carbonizzazione media, corpo leggero. CONCLUSIONE: non sono un’amante dello stile, ma l’ho voluta provare perché bere una geuze è sempre un’esperienza indimenticabile. Per i miei gusti c’è troppo limone, ma è comunque una birra di carattere, saporita e che disseta a dovere.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (110) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2015
375ml bottle, peachy golden with light white film fading quickly. Slightly sour aroma offering funk, barnyard notes and some sweet fruit. Taste is very sour but surprisingly light, some funky notes and maybe some sweet sunripe fruits here as well. Mouthfeel is light but plenty sour, aftertaste has strong lasting sourness - I love it when I can feel my tongue wrinkeling. All in all good, though maybe not very complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
April 4, 2015. Bottle, 2012 vintage.
Hazy yellow with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma is tart alpple skins, citrus, hay, oak, earth and light barnyard. Taste is dry acidic with lemon, apples, oak, dry finish with just a slight hint of vinegar. Light to medium bodied, nice small bubble carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cladinshadows (46) - USA - APR 4, 2015
Corked and caged bottle dated October 2014. Takes a bit more effort to remove the cork than some gueuzes do - carbonation is quite low. No head. Deep gold color. Very musty wood aroma along with plenty of fruity, funky, spicy notes. Something floral in there, too. Very light carbonation. More carbonation than a typical straight lambic, but not much. Taste is uniquely fruity - less lemon zest than some and more of a bright, sweet fruit sourness. Finish is perfectly dry and refreshing. Definitely a great gueuze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6985) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours slightly hazy dark yellow with a fading white head. Aroma is sourness, leather, barnyard, grapes, lemon, wet wood. Flavor is lightly sourness, barnyard, leather, sour white wine grapes, wood, dusty, lemon. Medium body, average to lively carbonation, rather dry and light acidic finish. Dry and very refreshing. Lovely. 030415

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (411) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Bright copper colored beer with almost no head, light carbonation. Smells sour. Tastes like wood, Bretty, sour fruity and acidic. Finish is dry.


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