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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 957   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.



3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle. Unclear light to medium yellow orange color with a small, virtually none, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy, sour, acidic, wood, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate acidic and sour with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (230907)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
37.5 cL bottle, trade with BelJohansen. Pours hazy orange with a slowly diminishing creamy white head. Orange and acidic dry wooden aroma. Flavour is solid acidic to citric with a nice orange fruity note. Has a distinct wooden note I only sensed during the first sip. The citric flavour makes me shiver. Bone dry yet fruity. Thirst quencing - nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2007
Bottled. An unclear orange beer with a thin light yellow head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wood and grapefruit, while the flavor is acidic with notes of wood. The acidity burns slightly in the throat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2005 (Bottle 37,5 cl) As "Hanssens Gueuze" at 5% ABV. I remember when I first found this years ago in the drink market "De Cagny Brothers" in Essen. In a wooden box in a corner I found a few crown corked bottles with no labels or anything. But a large swarm of fruit flies were buzzing around the cork which was leaking slightly. Not the most hygienic or well-presented beer...
Orangey golden with very little head. Vinegary, sour, citrusy nose. Very tart but complex flavours of....horseblanket? Well, to be honest I haven’t really smelled a horseblanket for several years. Earthy notes and a long sour palate. A taste-bud killer indeed. 030498

(Bottle 37,5 cl) As "Hanssens Oude Gueuze". Very orangey golden with a small, discreet head. a smell of fruits in the early stages of rot. Very complex gueuze and actually quite drinkable. Hasn’t got the very sharp, vinegary edge as other traditionals in the style. 120700

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
Bottle at home, 2006-vintage. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized off white head. Acidic aroma of wood and barnyard, Acidic flavour of wood and branyard with notes of bananas. Tart finish. One dimenisional like most other hanssen beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2006
Bottled. Hazy nutbrown colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is sweet & sour and weak fruity. The flavour is dry and sour fruits abit yeast also. A real dry and sour lambic. Sour long aftertaste with some dark and dry fruity hints. Totally awesome.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2004
Bottled. Hazy pale amber, small head. Striking barnyard aroma. Citric with rounded maltiness and a superb light, sparkling mouthfeel. Acidic with concetrated berries dominating a complex flavour profile. An unbelievably fantastic beer, at least in the shape this bottle was in.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a tart sour barnyard aroma. Tart sour fruity citrus flavor. Sour tart fruity finish with some grapefruit hints in the aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2010
7th March 2010. Hazy amber - gold beer, thin white head. Sourish nose. Very sour and dry. Some vinegar and a dash of lemon. Well on the wrong side of too sour for me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2001
Citrusy, woody aroma, really strong. Sour, vinegar taste, dry; some fruit flavours. Bitter-sour palate. Balanced, not oustanding, ’pure’ gueuze.


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