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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 937   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.



3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
375cl bottle...unable to find a date. Dense, gym sock aroma at first...lazy carbonation...piles of pulled weeds after a rain soaking in the hot summer sun...incredibly complex aroma...strikes me as mellow at first, but the fairly intense tartsour lingers around the back of the tongue for awhile afterwards...funky and intense...layer upon layer of intricacy. With a decent body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (571) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Pretty clean palate. Not quite dry, more acidic, but leaves the palate very bare. Good prickly carbonation, better than I expected based on the thin head. Certainly sour and tart. Sweet, fruity. Very citric. Almost like thereís citric acid instead of lactic. Lemon and orange. Salty. Not extremely funky. Really just tart and crisp. I would have pegged this as a berlinner weisse, not a gueuze. Then again, I have little experience with the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
Golden yellow with a frothy white head. Nose is sour and cheesey. Flavour is sour and complex.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
Super gueuze. Darker than cantillon with earthy rich gueuze flavor. Fine rounded gueuze. Still has some predominent piney and horesey flavours. Dry but not puckeringly dry. Asside from beers of Drie Fontenen, this was likely my favorite gueuze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwoodward (567) - - AUG 2, 2012
Classic lambic. Very sour, not overly fruity. This is a style Iím still trying to appreciate, and this is better than average.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bryanvdv (563) - - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (560) - 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.

4.2
   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!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aquilo (555) - 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.

3.5
   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.


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