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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: 886   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.



4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Aroma hits you right off the bat, musty barnyard smell, with some underlying fruit. golden in color with large white head. Initial taste is was quite sour and tart. Being this was my first Gueuze I was a bit taken aback by the aroma and taste, but as I drank it, I really began to like it about mid bottle. Stayed sour throughout with some earthy tones as well. I look forward to sampling more of this style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Old review from 2006, need to re-rate this. Poured a cloudy yellow color, leaves a light lacing around the glass. Smell was sour and funky, definate barnyard smell. Taste was sour and reminded me of a horse in a barn eating rotten fruit. Average carbonation and light bodied. I couldn’t drink all of mine, I just didn’t care for it. Additional info: I’m sure this is spot on for the style, but this was my first try at the style. I didn’t seem to care for Oud Bruin’s the first time I tried them, but I love them now. So even though this won’t be given high scores from me, I definately think it’s worth trying and I will be trying it again, hopefully enjoying then.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Vintage unknown: Slightly dissapointed that there isnít even a date on the cork. Brilliant Copper. Distinctively like an APA. Frothy head and lazy carbonation. Nose is distinctively less bretty than many gueuzes Iíve had the opportunity to try. Hot bacon and pork products are present though not as overpowering as say Girardin black or cantillon vignerrone. Musky fruit, crackling bacon A very simple yet pleasing aroma. Flavors are round for a gueuze. Lots of fruitiness. Leather and horseblanket play pattycake with a mellow fruity ale yeast that isnít overpowering but isnít letting go either. Distincitively mellow for a gueuze. Could be slightly "hotter" with bretts but will definitely do. Afterpalate of a very mellow merlot. Complex, slightly stunning but more like a very good table beer than something I would open for a very special occassion. This isnít bad at all just not pulitzer prize winning. G-rat

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
Bottle, 350 ml. Lively carbonation. Very appealing aroma, lots of lambic and lots of sourness (apples). This one is quite easy on the funk compared to some other gueuzes Iíve had, but in no way lacking in complexity. Really enjoyed this alot.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy golden with off white head. Aroma is an explosion of sour funk, tart, citrus, lemon, spice, apple, dried fruit. Gueuuuuze. Taste is similar, so much fruit sourness. A great Lambic Gueuze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (425) - New York, USA - MAR 30, 2013
A delightful pop from the cork and this poured out sunshine golden straw color. Light and a bit cloudy. A voluptuous head of white foam that settled to a thin cap and collar and champagne effervescence. Itís heaven to look at. The nose is strong and delicious with yeast, brett funk, barnyard and hay, musty wood a bit of vinegar and sweet hint of white grape and citrus. Taste is mouth watering, juicy and sour. Lemon, plenty of earthy funk, sour with some pear and green apple. Malt is light grain. Itís simplicity on the palate and each sip has you asking for more. Nice dry finish and a little oak and vanilla in the aftertaste. This was a wild and refreshing geuze.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Pale yellow/gold w/ good head but slight lacing. Soury fermented fruit permiate the nose of this beer. It was tangy w/ a hint of honey sweetness. Very tart and soury fermented fruit w/ flowers on the mouth. Major effervescence and a nice light body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2006
75 cl bottle, íbbeí 2020. Unusually dark amber for a geuze. Slightly misty with here and there a bubble. The head is tenuous, before long disappearing without trace. The nose is rather mouldy (as in cheese) than acidic, revealing also lemon, horse blanket and a trace of biscuits. The taste is uncompromisingly sour and dry, bombarding the palate with tiny particles of wonderful fruit. An oily and woody aftertaste with a gently drying mouthfeel.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Delicious sweet tarty fruit smells. A semi-translucent pearl gold. Tart start with a fizz that gets ya. The flavor fades to a dry earthy grape. Clean and light with an amazing dry finish that still leaves your mouth watering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevencon (398) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Hazy orange copper pour fluffy white head. Can smell the sour barnyard funk as soon as I opened the bottle. Leather light sweetness and plenty of sour punch. Grassy floral notes Effervescent and sticky mouth feel. Yumm.


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