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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1126   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.



4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
375 at my place with group. Pours orange. Aroma sour tarty greatness, cherry acidic. Taste is acidic sour and nice. Finish is long and sour. Mouthfeel is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2007
750 ml corked bottle 6/30/07: Very light amber w/ a short lived white head. Leathery, earthy, barnyardy brett aromas to start. Lightly catty. Very little malt character, and lightly tart in the aroma w/ a hint of vinegar. Gets fecal as it warms. Tart to lightly sour, dry finish. Not mouth puckering, and has a sugary flavor, but it is quite dry. The flavor doesn’t seem quite as complex as the aroma, and the aftertaste is tart and earthy. Light acetic flavor but it’s not strong, and adds to the complexity of flavors. High level of carbonation, lighter body, and dry m/f. I’m still not a big fan of lambics... AKA sour beers. I can appreciate them for what they are, but I’m not sure I’ll ever get completely into sour beers.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Golden yellow with a thin white head. The nose is very earthy and the taste is rough and kind of like ammonia. The body is thin but crisp. Overall, its just bad to me. Maybe someone else likes it, I just dont.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
375 ml. classic light yellow sour earthy gueuze. light head, refreshing, I would definitely seek out again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours a clear amber. Thin white head. Aroma is sour. Flavors is even more sour. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle from Somerville Super Saver. The grapefruity citrus sourness of this beer mixes with a rather oaky woody almost dusty flavor. There are several layers to the sour tones which seem to float above each other. The dryness is smooth and it makes the acid content tolerable.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Hazy yellow with pillowy white head. Smells fucking awful--like puke. Like puke after drinking a lot of MGD. Mouth-puckering sour. If you hold your nose, it’s not awful. The palate isn’t terrible, but the smell is overpowering and disgusting. Past the disgustingness, there is some sour cherry flavor. This is gross, people. This is not good beer. This is the drinking equivalent of nuclear hot wings...nuclear hot wings don’t taste good, they’re made for people who try to "outdo" each other by supersizing their food. This beer doesn’t taste good. It’s overdone. No one wants to drink something that smells like puke unless their palate is shot and they are trying to outdo their buddies. In conclusion, I will step off my soapbox and advise that if you have taste buds an enjoy things that taste good, do not drink this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
0.375l - This is the finest lambic I’ve had. Still had the wild, uncontrolled power that’s a hallmark of the style, but this was far more approachable. Sour from the nose on, but didn’t crush you.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2008
37,5cl bottle, 2004. Sparkling deep golden, small loose head. Fruity nose, with nice sourness, wheat and slight metal. Dry and crisply sour flavor, wheat, funk. Faint lemon skin and apple in the finish. Some musty, cheese like cellar. Soothens out with sediment poured in. Solid quality gueuze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (1060) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 Flaska från systembolaget. Guldfärgad smått grumlig vätska med vitt skum. Fräsch syrlig doft av framförallt citron. I smaken återkommer känslan av färsk och sur citron. Jordkällare, te och äpplekart. Syrligheten balanseras upp av en bra beska.


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