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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: 997   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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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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (377) - SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2015
Cloudy orange color. Old feet in the nose. Very sour taste a bit dry and cheesy in a good way. Dry and a little old taste in the aftertaste. Very nice gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (672) - SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2015
Orange color with beautiful head. Aroma of funk, hay, citrus, a bit cheesy, very Gueuze like, but not "magic" like some Gueuze are. Taste is fruity-sour, lemony, apples, hay, dry acidic finish. Carbonation is not too aggressive. A rather mellow Oude Gueuze. Not bad, but there?s better.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jananise (66) - - APR 27, 2015
Tried bottled. Colour is very pale with minimal head. Aroma is typical Gueuze, funky, sour, hay and citrus. Taste is the same. Large sour punch with a nice strong carbonation. Super refreshing on a hot day! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EvaCandido (33) - Padova, ITALY - APR 25, 2015
Intense fruity and traditional kriek aroma and sourness. Wild strawberry in the that aftertaste with red small berry and vanilla, from barrel, aroma. Red in colour.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lawger (203) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
No bottling date. Best before 07/08/2032. Pours a cloudy pale amber with small, white head. Lots of funky stable scents on the nose. Some tart berries, obvious brett, something rusty and metallic, and I'm afraid there's no other way of putting this, but it also smells a lot like a lavatory the day after you had some Tikka Masala. If you like a lot of funk, this should definetely tick all the boxes. The palate starts off with a big acidic kick in the face. Medium bodied. Bretty taste mid palate and a rather long finish with lingering acidity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (168) - 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 (471) - 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 (203) - 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 (215) - 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.


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