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


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RATINGS: 1007   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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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3963) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cassius (90) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (5767) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2015
750ml bottle shared with jeevan. pours clear gold, thin white head. Nice sour funk aromas, light sucrose thing going on too. Dry citrus, sherbet taste. Sour finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (420) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2015
Botella. @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 10/05/2015 BBD:07/08/2034 Color ambar, sabores acidos, buena gueuze

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (338) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle from Beltramo’s in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is funky fruits, citrus, strawberries, vitamin C, ammonia. Taste is citric acid, cheese and wine, rotten fruits. More of an herbal / medicinal note than I don’t care for as much but still great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThS (1) - FRANCE - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
Il semblerait que le lambic n’a pas refermenté: le liquide est acide et plat comme un cidre basque! En bouche, du jus de pamplemouuse blanc, très acide et un peu amer, qu’on aurait stocké dans du bois. Ce n’est franchement pas bon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (729) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
(375ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours hazed pale orange short lived active bubbles and no head. Aroma on the sour side for the style but lactic, with lemon juice and fresh cheese. Quite oaky quality that is a touch leathery, with earth and hay barnyard and an almost nutty note, funk and wood blending. A little white grape, not too fruity. On the palate, moderate lactic sourness with lemon and cottage cheese/yoghurt, white grape on the edge of vinegar. Lemon peel/wet hay hop bitterness from the middle on, some prominent must and oak. Bretty funk does build in the finish but more restrained than nose. Aftertaste is quite dry, lightly tart with the softest of bitter notes. Medium oily body with average carb. A nice lactic gueuze, but quite balanced. Not mind blowing but refreshing and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle in the queue for CBC 2015. Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of lemon, sourness, dry, citrus, acidic and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (631) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours an orange gold color with very little head that dissipates instantly. Aromas of apple cider vinegar, lemon zest, and hay. Light body with a slightly watery texture. Soft carbonation with a sour finish that really is bitterly sour at the end. Nice geuze for a hot summer day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (306) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Hazy, amber, beer with almoust no head. Just a thin white layer. Nice bubbles rising to the top. Nose: Funk, tart notes. Apple, red berries, hay, grapefruit, stable, lemon peel, peach and apricot. Some sweetness in the nose. Taste: Wow! This is amazing! Sour, tart, green apples, rasperries, yeast, grass, floral, oak and spice. Body: Medium body with light carbonation. Very dry and bitter. Beatiful! I can feel my tounge wrickle. Very sour and refreshing. Pretty short aftertaste. This is a awesome, beatiful beer! I’m in love :)

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