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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: 1115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.



4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AntiusII (33) - Bromölla, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Appearance: orange cloudy color. minimal head. Aroma: Malt vinegar, stable, hay, cowdung. Taste: strong acidity! not for pussys! Palate: full body.sticky texture. fizzy carbonation. medium long acidic finish. Overall: good geuze, would never turn down this beer. especially not to fish’n’chips. Refreshing!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2005
Pours a hazy orange amber color, medium white head, long lasting. Full aroma, lots of barnyard, cheesy, citric, cidery notes. Assertive flavor, very acidic, mild sweetness, still plenty sour, again some apple notes. Palate was somewhat active, acidic, quite dry. This was great, and at $4.50 for the 12oz it is one of the most inexpensive lambics I’ve seen. I’ll have to stock up for this is marvelous.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pilsnerrogge (2797) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
Brass coloured with a small but compact head. Acidic, earthy aroma. Acidic flavour of rhubarbs and unripe apples with an earthy tone.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2549) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2007
750 ml bottle in pint glass. (Tasted fairly cold. Hey, its 90 degrees with 90% humidity and my AC ain’t working right.) Pours clear bright orange with lasting small whitish head. Strong fresh aroma of overripe oranges and wet leaves. Pungent flavors of fresh oranges and horseblanket. Extremely refreshing medium-high carbonation. Perhaps not the most complex gueuze but possibly the most delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 The Godfather of Funk. This has got to be one of the most underrated guezes. I mean, what’s not to like? Hanssens is really up there because of the no-nonsense lip-pickering madness they produce, and their deceptive simplicity. This has got all that lemony, acidic bracing sourness in the finish, with just enough pedio that you know it’s there but really have to look for it because it is buried deep beneath that horse blanket. And it’s got so much more than that. It’s got that leathery "horseblanket" aroma, which is deep and evocative and heavy on the soul. Drinking this beer is like making love in the hay. It’s raw, a little rough around the edges, smelly, and fun. Scrumptious and appealing on many levels. It tastes really alive. Accessible and not shy: in your face, and not ashamed of it. This is a good friend.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2008
Lovely sour frutiy smell and a long lasting sourness lingers on a long time after drinking this down. Brilliant stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7971) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
Son, a woman is like a beer. They smell good, they look good, you’d step over your own mother just to get one! But you can’t stop at one. You wanna drink another woman!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head tat slowly fades into a lasting cap. Minimal splotches of soapy lacing. Earthy funky barnyard aroma with a good bit of estery golden crisp fruit notes. Lots of oak and musty stinky horesblanket blending with crisp light fruits, especially apple and pear. Slightly lactic. The smell of this beer makes my mouth water. Pretty rtame for the style but still plenty flavorful. Not as funky earthy or acidic as i expected but still enough of the sour tartness and barnyard funk to make it epsecially mouthwatering. Slightly oak with a perfect amount of tart sournes that balances out the sweet estery golden fruit notes. Creamy medium body which again is unusual for the style with a lactic funk. Subtle malty backbone which is more pronounced than most examples of the style. This beer is very complex and while it has a good bit of barnyard tart funkiness it is not acidic at all as has a lot of complexity, integrating sweet estery light fruit notes, resulting in one of the most drinkable sours I’ve had yet. Highly recommended!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle. Aroma has notes of pungent sour fruits, lemons, sweat, vinegar and brine. Medium orange hue with a small white head that left little lace. Taste is medium sweet and heavy sour. Palate is light bodied and thin with an average carbonation. Finish is astringent and crisp. A fantastic Gueuze! Very fruity, thin and crisp with a huge sour bite. Great!.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle. Thanks to Podge’s beer stall, Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival 2010. Damn I needed a lambic. Peachy golden colour; peaches, cherries, funky elements, low carbanation, something absolutely perfect for a summer English garden, one fantastic lambic. Thanks a lot. I want another one,.


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