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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: 1117   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.



4.2
   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 Iíve had. Still had the wild, uncontrolled power thatís a hallmark of the style, but this was far more approachable. Sour from the nose on, but didnít 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 14, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 375 ml bottle. A hazy dark golden beer, with a large, frothy/fizzy, mostly diminishing white head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread), heavily yeasty (cheese, wet earth/mold/mushrooms, barnyard, leather, dust), with notes of wood and citiric fruits, with a white wine hint. The flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Medium body, Watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, dry and long finish with light bitterness. Oustanding rendition, uber-yeasty, yet not super estreme. Drinkable, to the contrary. Great for a hot summer evening.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a large white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing. Aroma is very acidic with notes of green apple, citrus, and light barnyard. Taste is green apple, citrus, light oak, light barnyard, and very sour. Medium thin very tart mouthfeel. Probably the most sour Gueuze Iíve ever had but very, very delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (1045) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle 37.5 cl. Large creamy white head with good lacing. Sparkling and hazy orange body. Aroma of basement, earth, apple and cask wood. Medium body, thin texture and average carbonation. Light sweet, heavy acidic and light bitter flavor. A very nice gueze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle. Heavy sourness up front with light fruit notes, peaches in particular. Invigorating funk. Cloudy copper-amber with a thin patchy head. Very strong lemon acidity. Not much depth but very nice even if the palate is a bit harsh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
6-1-08 bottle shared at tasting
Cloudy yellow orange. Smell is sour and funky. Flavor is huge vinegar and is quite sour. Not much more to say about this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1038) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
375 ml bottle purchased over two years ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($7.99). Finally opening this on a hot summer day! Pours a hazy amber hue with a thin layer of white-ish foam. Aroma of burnt pasta (?!), barnyard, lemon, wood, soft cheese, leather, with some sweet honey. Flavor of citrus-y balsamic, tart lemon peel, sour unripe green apple, funky yeast, and wet oak. Significant sour bite here, but not overly so and with a hint of sweetness at the end. Nice complex gueuze. (701, 711)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Bottle pours cloudy amber color with white head. Has aroma that is lemon and funk. Flavor is acidic, tart, lemon, wood, funk, and makes me pucker. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated. Overall a solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 20, 2007
37.5cl green bottle. Poured a dull gold color with a slight white head. Very intense "horse blanket" aroma. A smooth flavor blend of tart and sour. Complex and well done.


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