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


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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1576) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2016
duft:citrus lysvindruger cider funk syre, smag citrus lime tør sur lidt vin æblecider

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (1710) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 1, 2016
W aromacie dzikutki jak należy, nieco skórzany, siano, niewielka owocowość. W smaku podobnie, przeważa czysta dzikość, lekko owocowa kontra, poziom kwaśności niski jak na styl, pije się bardzo lekko i gładko. Bardzo dobry, ale nie porywający.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (4340) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Etre Gourmet. Orange gold. Soft haze. Film and ring of lasting, white head. Nose has unripe apple. Apple core. Lime juice. Salty and mineraly. Some stone fruit earthiness. Some cellar funk. Taste is mineraly and dry, and lightly salty. Some lime juice bitterness. Light to medium body. Light acidity. Bright fizz. Dry, lightly acidic, juicy finish. Nicely juicy with soft acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (709) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2016
Wazig goudblond bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: zurig, citrus, wat hout. Smaak: citroen zuur en wat tannine. Redelijke koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht zuur maar lang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maracuja05 (734) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
[backlog] 09-04-16 // bottle at home. Bought in Belgium. Light hazy dark orange colour, small white head. Very tart. Some citrus grass and hay aromas. Sour fnish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (559) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2016
75cl. Pours a slightly hazy golden apricot orange with small head and nice carbonation. Aroma: sweet Geuze sourness and tartness, strong malt character, some lime and maybe even cilantro, light yoghurt note. Taste: Very drinkable Geuze with medium tartness, not as acidic as some of the other brands. Mouthfeel, although still very much like a Geuze, is almost doughy. Has a definite sweet touch. In development, some lime and lemon, malts, cactus. Light dry mouthfeel with again some sweet, malty notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3901) - Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2016
375ml corked and caged bottle purchased at the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton, Missouri. The pour is a hazed orange golden with a foamy one inch white head the falls with big bubbles. The aroma is lemon citrus funk, barnyard, and hay all fully integrated and nicely layered. The taste is clean citrus floral at first, moving to lemon tartness and closing with the funk and leather. Nice flavor transitions. The palate is light to medium bodied, with fine active carbonation and a clean dry finish with funk pleasantly lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (4251) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
Style et résumé: Oude gueuze de grande qualité.
Comment: Bouteille de 37,5cl meilleure avant 07/08/2034.
Description: Une gueuze dorée foncée qui ne mousse pas vraiment. Un nez agréable aigre et légèrement vinaigré. La bouche est superbe, ronde (pour une gueuze) mais pas sucrée, longue, acide et légèrement acidulée. J’adore. Bien content de reboire cette bière que j’ai eu la chance de boire en 1994 quand le nom Hanssens n’apparaissait que sur le bouchon de liège.
Note: 8+/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (2497) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2016
Couleur dorée-orangée, forte mousse blanche. Nez typique aigre acidulé, avec citron vert et vieux fut. Gout bien amere acide, vieux citron, boisé, pomme verte, sec. Nickel mais pas assez complexe

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3347) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2016
Sample from 375 ml bottle at CBWF 2016. Slightly hazy golden colour with a thin, white head. Tart aroma with lemons, wooden notes, barnyard, smelly socks and wheat malts. Taste is sour. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and tart fruity with yeasts and lemons. Lovely Lambiek.

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