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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: 1078   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.



3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Very tart. Flavors consist of a combination of lemon, black peppers, grapes, grass, banana, tangerine, and black cherry. Good with Gouda.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 750 ml. into wine glass. Nice moist cork with a loud pop and lots of CO2 mist lingering. I can;t find a date on either the bottle of the cork. Pours a nice hazy honey brown color with visible active carbonation and a great creamy white dense head. Aroma is very refreshing - white grapes (champagne), oak, sour apple, lemon, and a funky sour aroma to finish it of. Very simple and refreshing flavor too - mostly white grapes that start sour and finish sweet and coat the teeth and gums. A little bit of oak on upfront with the sour grapes. Fizzy yet creamy (strange but pleasant) on palate with medium body. Overall: very nice. Iím really starting to like this style. (about 45 min after I typed all of the above) the brew is still good but has developed a crazy cheesy funk in the after flavor after sitting for a while. Iím not a huge fan of this quality, but I should have drunk my beer faster... but I know a lot of people dig this funky cheese quality. (RERATE) I will leave it at 4.1, but got to reiterate how good this is. Its even funkier and more barnyardy this time around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2006
The predominant flavor here is grape skins--Concord grape skins, with exactly the same sort of bitterness and same fruit qualities. I happened to like this a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2005
A very intresting style and I can see the intrest in the style. This went back and forth between being really,really good and really,really sour. I got apples, citrus, and a very tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2006
750mL bottle. Slightly hazy orange amber with a film of white head. Acetic acid, horsey aromatics. Very tart sourness, some horse and wet hay later on. Slightly phenolic plastic tinge in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, very dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2012
12.7oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a hazy orange with a tiny ring of bubbles along the top of the beer. Really lacking in carbonation. Aroma has moderate amounts of barnyard funk but not as much as some other examples of the style. Also a little bit of fruit. Tons of sourness at first leading to a moderate earthiness with the barnyard notes somewhat muted. I am also picking up some fruit, mainly cherries, throughout but becoming more noticeable towards the finish. I thought this was a decent gueuze but somewhat lacking in the funk/barnyard area. The sourness is quite puckering but I would have liked more funk. I would drink it again, though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
First time trying this one, served alongside the Raspberry and Kriek. A - Pours murky golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a small ring around the outside of the glass, leaving light trails of lace down parts of the glass. S - Smells of the typical barnyard funk, light sourness, wet leather, lemon and some damp basement must. I prefer a little more fruitiness in my gueuze nose but this one was still pretty good. T - Starts off with quite a bit of lactic sourness but it fades rather quickly leaving hints of musty earth, barnyard funk, leather and a bit of lemon twang. The flavors work really well together and it was very easy to drink. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile after consumption. M - Slick feel like the others but the flavors are more mild, helping keep everything in check. Still a little light on the carbonation but it isnít as big of a deal as with the other two. O - The best of the bunch for sure. Where the Kriek and Raspberry fail, this one excels. Tone down the overly aggressive sourness and this one could be great. As it stands now, a solid gueuze that is definitely worth the lower than average price tag.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
375ml bottle. Pours a rather intense amber with almost no head. Figure 8 of foam left in the middle of my glass and a slight ring of the stuff. Smells great. Sour, woody, funky. Thereís something I want to describe in there but I donít have the words. Itís all funk on the palate up front. Thereís a petrol sort of quality...in a good way. The funk sort of rolls in on itself and becomes sour through the finish. Thereís a woody feel in there as well. The finish has some teeth that arenít the most pleasant but otherwise this stuff is great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Bottle. Poured a clear golden-orange color with a thin white head that diminished to a ring. Funky aroma of sour fruits, yeast, and that classic barnyard. Nice semi-sweet entry runs into a sour, dry fruitiness with yeastiness throughout the background and on the finish. Really nice sourness that bites the tongue and dries the palate. Nice and funky, just the way I like it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (978) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Pours a bubbly, bright orange with essentially no head. Strong aroma. Sour of course, funky yeast, and a strong fruity smell like peaches and pears. Flavor was fairly sweet and wonderfully sour. Made my mouth pucker a little during the first few sips. Palate was nice and fizzy with a lasting sour finish.


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