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

bottled
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RATINGS: 929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayg1 (556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Pours out a deep golden color with a fairly thick and bubbly white head that fades soon after the pour. Aroma is right of the bat very pungent. Salty, acidic, sour, woody, and musty smells all blend to make this one. Taste, wow this is good. One of the most sour and "in your face" lambics Iíve ever had. I love it! Sour grapes and citrus hit the palate instantly, horseblanket, and bitterness follow. This gueuze is exceptionally tart and leaves you with almost a sting on your tounge. Absolutley fantastic!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of lemon and earth. Feel is on the light side, and is heavily carbonated (as expected). Flavor is very tart, with lime in the finish. Not very complex. Finish is not as dry as in most gueuzes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (552) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2013
pours a very light orange color with decent carbonation and a nice white head. initial aroma a little funky, bold, sour. After the initial whiff, still sour, with a little fruity smell, possibly pear. Initial taste. woah, sour. Sweet and sour, like a sour patch kid or something of the sort. pear.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Sampled at a beer class at the Holy Grale in Louisvile. Slightly cloudy, honey colored pour. Lacy white head. Highly carbonated, tingly mouthfeel. Sour, tart nose. Lemongrass. A little hint of barnyard, but not overly funky. Mouthwatering. Tart, lemony citrus taste. No hop character. Very complex blend of flavors. The tartness doesnít overpower, rather it complements the citrusy, refreshing flavor of the beer. A wonderful example of one of my favorite styles. Absolutely delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aquilo (541) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 2, 2009
From reading some of the review here, it seems that the quality varies greatly from one bottle to the next. Mine poured a slightly cloudy blonde with a thick creamy head. There was some bottle stink at first when I opened the bottle, but after that the aroma was quite nice. Malty, and a little bit fruity. The flavor is where this all falls apart. It is incredibly vinegary, like an old kombucha. Iím not sure if I can finish the bottle. I probably wonít.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bryanvdv (540) - - MAY 19, 2014
Fles gedeeld met lachneger. Goud koperkleurig licht troebel geen kraag. Aroma is fris zuur, appel. Smaak is zuur met lekkere afdronk. Tikje wrang, iets droog. Mooie geueze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy orange with no lasting head. Sparkling. Cheesy feet barnyard aroma with apple and lemon. Beautifully acidic and sour with just slightly less in-your-face sourness than Cantillon. My first 5 and worth it. Gorgeous beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2004 Thanks to thedm and hotstuff for "sharing" this bottle with me, even if they both poured it. Hazy yellow orange color with almost no head. Very much a citric acid aroma, not unlike lemons and grapefruit. The flavor reminded me of a sourball I used to get as a kid. However, this is much better. Much like an extremely sour lemondae. Clean and refreshing. A few more of these, and I might have to change my favorite style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Appearance is dark gold, clear, little head. Aroma is sour hay, green apple, and lemon. Taste is quite sour with funky hay and apple notes. Body is medium, sticky, highly carbonated, and somehow a dry finish. Overall, this is middle of the road as far as lambics go, Iíve had better and Iíve had worse but I have a definite soft spot for this style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floback (525) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Courtesy Knightly Spirits. Pours a dark and murky orange color with an amber backdrop. A half inch of off-white head has strong retention. Good lacing. Nose is large sour yeast and strong notes of crisp green apple. Enormous bite of vinegar-esque sourness with a hint of wood and more sour apple. High carbonation is displayed on the palate and by fierce jet-streams that rocket upward to the head. Huge, cloying body. This is the lowest rating Iíve ever given a gueuze, due to the slightly over-powering vinegar notes. Not the best Iíve had, but still good.


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