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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1123   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.



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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
palner (26) - - JUL 26, 2013
Wauw, lime juice explotion with a bitter aftertast and even longer sweetness once the sour and bitter have disappeared.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maracuja05 (462) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
[backlog] 09-04-16 // bottle at home. Bought in Belgium. Light hazy dark orange colour, small white head. Very tart. Some citrus grass and hay aromas. Sour fnish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (558) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2016
75cl. Pours a slightly hazy golden apricot orange with small head and nice carbonation. Aroma: sweet Geuze sourness and tartness, strong malt character, some lime and maybe even cilantro, light yoghurt note. Taste: Very drinkable Geuze with medium tartness, not as acidic as some of the other brands. Mouthfeel, although still very much like a Geuze, is almost doughy. Has a definite sweet touch. In development, some lime and lemon, malts, cactus. Light dry mouthfeel with again some sweet, malty notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3880) - Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2016
375ml corked and caged bottle purchased at the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton, Missouri. The pour is a hazed orange golden with a foamy one inch white head the falls with big bubbles. The aroma is lemon citrus funk, barnyard, and hay all fully integrated and nicely layered. The taste is clean citrus floral at first, moving to lemon tartness and closing with the funk and leather. Nice flavor transitions. The palate is light to medium bodied, with fine active carbonation and a clean dry finish with funk pleasantly lingering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (4208) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
Style et résumé: Oude gueuze de grande qualité.
Comment: Bouteille de 37,5cl meilleure avant 07/08/2034.
Description: Une gueuze dorée foncée qui ne mousse pas vraiment. Un nez agréable aigre et légèrement vinaigré. La bouche est superbe, ronde (pour une gueuze) mais pas sucrée, longue, acide et légèrement acidulée. J’adore. Bien content de reboire cette bière que j’ai eu la chance de boire en 1994 quand le nom Hanssens n’apparaissait que sur le bouchon de liège.
Note: 8+/10

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (2484) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2016
Couleur dorée-orangée, forte mousse blanche. Nez typique aigre acidulé, avec citron vert et vieux fut. Gout bien amere acide, vieux citron, boisé, pomme verte, sec. Nickel mais pas assez complexe

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3272) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2016
Sample from 375 ml bottle at CBWF 2016. Slightly hazy golden colour with a thin, white head. Tart aroma with lemons, wooden notes, barnyard, smelly socks and wheat malts. Taste is sour. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and tart fruity with yeasts and lemons. Lovely Lambiek.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JimmyBoy74 (607) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2016
375ml från systembolaget. En helt ok öl lagrad ca 1 år. Hade förväntat mig mer ändå.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2016
A 0.375 l bottle. It poured a hazy golden body with medium sized head. Nice fruity aroma, especially tart apples, also vinegar, leather and light grain. Flavor was sour of course, with especially strong sour punch at the beginning that soon dissipated leaving quite a long appleish finish. These underripe, green nice apples typical for the style. Very light salt at the very end. Thinner in body. I didn’t really perceive it as complex, just the opposite, but nevertheless, it was a very pleasant and nice lambic!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StanTheMan44 (19) - POLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Bardzo solidny lambik. Aromat raczej mało intensywny, pomimo wysokiego wysycenia, wyczuć można drewno, owoce (pomarańcz?) i delikatną kwasowość. Wygląda całkiem fajnie, ciemnosłomkowa barwa, przechodząca wręcz w mętną pomarańcz przykryta jest gęstą pianą, która zostaje do końca degustacji. W smaku jest bardzo świeże, rześkie, ale co jakiś czas wychodzą nuty bardziej wytrawne, winne, taninowe. Podsumowując, wyszedł tutaj bardzo orzeźwiający lambik, ale potrafiący zaoferować coś więcej, niż nuty kwaśne i owocowe, przez co nie jest jednowymiarowy i nie nudzi się w miarę picia. Warto spróbować.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (921) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Barwa złota, opalizująca. Aromat winogronowo cytrynowy, są oczywiście nuty skóry, starego drewna i białego wina. W smaku mocno kwaśne, cytrynowe, ze sporą ilością tanin od beczki, lekką dzikością i posmakiem kociej kuwety. Spod tej kwaśności majaczy też gronowa słodycz i pestkowa cierpkość... Goryczki brak. Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, lekko szczypiące. Szorstkie i rześkie w odbiorze.
Specyficzne, ewidentnie kwaśne, z nieco nieprzyjemnym posmakiem, ale za to bardzo orzeźwiające i wyraziste Gueuze... No cóż, ma to swój urok :)


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