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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2003 Strong brettanomyces presence. Cloudy. Straw color. Some maltiness. Quite dry. Very very sour. Wow! My tastebuds are in revolt after drinking this beer.

Re-rate: I can't believe at one time I posted the above. My taste buds have come a long way since then. Hazy orange. Effervescent. Large white head. Strong aroma of brettanomyces and burned eraser phenolics. Fairly tart and sour, although a fair amount of sweetness to balance the beer. Somewhat dry in the finish. Medium bodied and effervescent. This is a phenomenal beer.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (924) - LATVIA - JUL 4, 2015
Light amber with samll white head. Rich sour aroma. Refreshing sour taste with some touch of sweet followed by nice mild bitterness. Sour and bit bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (685) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle, 37,5cl. Pours hazy, immediate lactic acid and horseblanket in the nose. Very "dirty" geuze, a true one. Lemon acid, lactic, great tartness and complexity. Barnyard funk. Finish is long and balanced. Excellent tongue twister.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (342) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
Une Gueuze typée tout en puissance, avec une belle expression du Lambic, et une longue bouche acidulée. Un gueuze destinée à vieillir.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AtronSeige (921) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 16, 2015
Aroma: Medium horse blanket. Light grainy. Medium acidity. ascorbic acid. Appearance: Clear, gold body. Small off-white head. Fair retention. Flavour: Medium sourness. Medium-light lemon. Ascorbic acid. Very dry finish with lingering lemon/sour. Mouthfeel: Light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Sour, but not overpowering. 375 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 17E. Gueuze

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (564) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
37,5cl bottle at home. Clear copper colour, white foamy head that quickly disappears. Fruity white grapes, muscat-like together with the sweet malts, not too tard or dry; nicely balanced, rounded. Low carbonation, good body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1047) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Bouteille 375ml. Couleur dorée translucide, mousse blanche fuyante. Arôme de levure sauvage, acidité, pomme mûre. Goût de pomme verte, levure sauvage, acidité contrôlée, touche de champignon. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1664) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
@ Havregatan 150605. Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and sour with barnyard notes, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity with barnyard notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Caged and corked 750mL bottle that has a year or two of shelf age on it, pours with a gold body that has a bit of a haze to and supports a dirty white head. The aroma offers up typical Gueuze sort of soft lime, tarter notes and then thin spicy oak, a bit of soured sort of vinegar and some sweetened lime at the end of the draw. The taste is tart and near puckering with soured sweetened vinegar and lime flowing into some thin spicy oakiness. This produces pleasing depth and refreshment somehow at the same time. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (4049) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
37,5cl bottle. BBE 07/08/2034. Pours almost clear light copper/amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is inviting with dried apricots, barnyard notes, slightly acidic, tart. Flavor has green apples, tartness, white grapes and hint of apricots. Mouthdrying. Long finish with green apples. A very tasty gueuze.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cassius (91) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2015
Donkergeel van kleur en zeer zuur van smaak en geur. Weinig schuim. Doet denken aan appel cider. Misschien wel té zuur voor mijn smaak. Waarschijnlijk lekkerder op een bloedheet terras.


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