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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: 970   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (101) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
38cl. bottle (375ml.) in Ghent, on the barge Kaffee De Planck. Only discovered this brew recently. A smooth lambic blend, for gueuze lovers. Less sour than expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6293) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle consumed at home since all of my group has rated this. Pours a cloudy orange golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has nice funky Brett, barnyard character, oak, hay, citrus and some acetic character. The flavor has sour grapefruit and lemon citrus, quite a bit of sourness to this upon the first taste, acidic, dry with mild fruit sweetness. Interesting gueuze that combines nice tart fruit character and classic gueuze sourness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
2012 Pours yellow with a white head. Smells of sweat, funky, peachy, tarte, acidic. Taste is on the mellow side with some funky bites and a lemony finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (124) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2015
Poured into a teku showing a deep caramel honey color with a good carbonation. Exploding with very strong aromas of brett with strong background aromas of barnyard manure and hay. The palate is full bodied with very light carbonation. Light to moderate tartness with the same flavors of brett and barnyard manure/hay. The finish shows a very large, sudden, but short burst of fresh apricot fruit. Strange but still fun drink.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (649) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle at Brugs Bierfestival. Not too cheesy, not too much acid, nice sour, very good Gueuze, one of the better regulars.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2108) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with light head. Aromas of barnyard and citrus. Flavors of sour peach candies, other stoned fruit, and tart wheat. Smells awful, tastes great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (499) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Helder geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zuur en droog met verrassend sporen van kaas en zuur fruit, tevens iets van rook.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Golden with little white head. Aroma is quite cheesy, funky, sharp. Taste is earthy, funky, cheesy, sharp. Very sour Tasty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 20, 2015
Excellent! not too strong sour fruity taste and a little sweetness in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5481) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle shared at Sub Zero
Hazy amber with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is fruity up front then tart with a dry finish
Well balanced and easy to drink.


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