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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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RATINGS: 916   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.



4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2006
A with all Gueuze it varies from bottle to bottle but the best is one of the world classic beers - if you like Gueuze. A very sour beer with lots of citrus notes and the usual farmyard aroma.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Beautiful dark golden, a little hazy body, creamy white head, beautiful lacing; Incredible nose (as expected), very fine balance between full and fresh aspects, typical Gueuze nose but what makes this one special is a slight touch of fresh meat; very balanced body, it moves pleasantly from on element to the other, lots of very soft sparkles, very soft texture; The step to the acidy finish is very near perfect, aromas are quite full and the body is a little dry, a fine mix of acidity and aroma fades slowly but lasts very, very long. Incredible beer, very, very well made.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Exceptional Gueze. Golden, with a white head. Excellent lacing. Taste was SOUR, tart, fuity, and astringent. Dry aftertaste. Strong sour lemon taste, but this is well balanced by maltiness. Unbelievable complexity. I highly recommend this gueze. Fits style guidelines to a tee.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle from 08 Night of the Funk. Aroma of sweaty socks and other funky notes. Flavor of champagny fruits with a pleasant acidity and that funk. A wonderful beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 330ml .A hardcore Gueuze - intense as is custom .This stuff retains an elegant rusticity
very tart texture and palate . rivers of dry acidity crash on your mouth .. tart green apple accents ..some brett ..musty cowshit , with chessey hops ..all covered in cobwebs.
Very complex and scary ,yet you’re given refreshing excitment at once

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
I freakin love lambics so this review may be biased. Pours golden amber with a bit of a haze. Strong citrus on the nose. Tart green apple, sour, bitter, so good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
subcombicio (163) - Marghera, ITALY - APR 2, 2013
Una delle migliori oude gueuze prodotte al mondo. Il gusto è equilibratissimo e l’acido va oltre ogni immaginazione di piacevolezza. Annata 2011 da 75 cl.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rarbring (1246) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2013
Aroma: Stable, manure, old lake, Hay infusion.
Appearance: A foggy straw colored beer. A white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet fruity, marmalade and soft wet hay.
Palate: Medium carbonation, small bubbles, a soft texture. A good body with a somewhat dry finish.
Overall: Can it be better?
Note: Bottle 375 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-06-15.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BoostIPA (1184) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 (Update for clarity): Let’s get one thing perfectly clear right off the bat - Hanssens ain’t messing around when it comes to Lambics. This beer brings some serious funk, along with a little junk in the trunk to go with it. Pours a cloudy gold with no head to speak of. Nose is funky, sour, barnyard, crotch cheese and citrus. I really like the crotch cheese note - it reminds me of a girl I knew in college. (As a side note, this girl’s nickname was "Chicken wing". Pronounced Chick-En-Waaaang. Not because of anything special she did with chicken wings, no - because her naughty bits smelled faintly of the blue cheese that often accompanies chicken wings. So no you know where I’m coming from (or where I came from)). Plenty of sour and funk to go around - the taste is amazing. Good stuff. World class.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Love this beer. Lots of tart apples and funkiness going on. Reminds of champagne only not. Fruity and yummy. A half bottle is enough but great.


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