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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: 1125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.



3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14108) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle @ home shared with DutchDrebus. Clear yellow color, small white head. Sour smell mixed with something weird, don’t know what it is. Nice balanced sour taste, dry finish. Pretty decent beer. Ok carbo, medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
375 ml bottle. Aroma is about equal funk and light stone fruit. Copper gold color with white smear for head. Medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. Flavor is sour fruit, yeast and wood. Finish is astringently dry. Tart isn’t in it! One of the more pleasant Geuzes I’ve enjoyed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
375ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut! (6:3:7:3:14=3.3)
Extremely sharp aroma, almost vinegary. Extremely sharp taste, but very nice apricot still remains. Sour dominated, but deep down there’s a fullness in the wood esters that makes you love it!
Rerate: 375ml bottle (?, ?) (7:3:7+:4:15=3.6+)
Very nicely mellowed. Lovely apricot. Sourness still there. of course. Dang, magnificent, Apricot all over the finish. Aging worked wonderfully.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle corked. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour yeasty aroma. Medium body with a dry texture. Medium sour citrus flavor with a medium sour finish of moderated duration. This is a standout for style beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 (1-14-06, 1.5L bottle) Did not take notes, but no question I enjoyed this a heck of a lot more than 3.7 -- rating adjusted upward accordingly.

(2-8-04, 1.5L bottle) Cloudy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is barnyard vinegar, light gym socks. Taste is vinegar, fruity -- not overly sour. Finishes acidic sour, vinegar. Light-medium body. (7/4/8/3/15)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Exstremely powerfull sour aroma. Powerfull sour flavor. Long great finish. Oily palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Hazy orange with a tiny white head. Complex aroma of grapefruit, leather oak tannin and lime. Highly acidic, tart grapefruit juice flavour with just a touch of cane sugar.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
1987: Hazy orange gueuze with a thin white head. Wonderfull full aroma with orange zest, animal musk, soil in a cave, and the inevitable horseblanket. In mouth, divine acidity, intense and wonderful in mouth with notes of sour cherries and earth. Rich and complex marriage of lactic and acetic acids. Terribly good. (10-4-9-5-18). Thanks Joris!
2005: Opalescent clear orange amber gueuze with thick white head. Intense horseblanket aroma with grapefruit pulp, freshly pressed. Lighter bodied than 1987 version . more citric acid. Lot more citrusy, Very Refreshing (8-4-8-4-16). Bought at brewery April 2005. (Tasting June 2005, with Dumdum)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy oragnish-yellow with a small white head. Pineapple and citrus aroma. Acidic palate. Tart and sour flavor. Incredible! Thanks Nuffield!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
A dusty bottle from Nelson Wines. It pours hazy golden yellow, with pretty much no head. The nose is farmyard, wheat, cinnamon, nutmeg, sour apple and chamomile. The taste is tart lemon, sour green apple, white grape, orange pith, light spice and warming alcohol, with a long tangy-tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Juicy tartness, well balanced and complex.


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