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

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RATINGS: 1019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.



3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle. Golden in color with a nice white head. Funky nose. I really like it to be honest. Mouth puckering acetic character. Really liked this, but the sour characteristic overpowered everything else in the the flavor to me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle, 37,5 cl. Golden coloured beer with nearly no head. Aroma is nicely fruity and sour. Taste goes with the aroma: fruity and a clearly present sour, tart taste. The taste doesn’t change, so no great pallet, but for a good Gueuze like this one I don’t complain about it..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
375ml bottle shared by MartinT. Bottle was about 6-7 years old.
Appearance : Hazy pale yellow with a medium head.
Aroma : Acidic and a bit lactic. Nice tartness, nice green apples and white grapes. Light notes of wet wood.
Taste : Nice sourness and tartness. A bit lactic and quite acidic. A bit woody. Finish is quite acidic. Dry and woody finish.
Overall : Very complex nose and taste. Maybe a bit more complex than the Drie Fonteinen Gueuze. Nice wood and fruity notes. Nice tartness. Still a bit too acidic for my taste. I prefer Drie Fonteinen and Girardin. Far less drinkable than the others.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
A lambic for the adventurous. Both the nose and taste are very sweet and tarty. Taste is similar to that of a very sweet fruit tart. Slightly puckering

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2257) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
375ml bottle. Clear, medium gold, thin white head. The aroma is very funky, lots of Brett, straw, yeast. Bone dry, medium body, low bitternerness, balanced CO2. Very acidic taste, funky, straw, hay, apples. Surprisingly clean for Hanssens? (2011-05-12)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy orange, some bubbles floating around. Smells like sour patch kids and stomach acid? Tasted aggressively of sour fruit with high acidity and had a lingering dry/tangy finish. Truly a wild brew and a great sipper nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1367) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
A - pours hazy golden orange with almost no white head. S - sour, sour aromas of fruit (grapefruit, pineapple, pit fruit), vinegar, eggs, apple and funk. M - strong bodied sour brew. T - sour dried apricot, pineapple, lemon, on the nose. The same with funk, horse blanket. Lingering tart fruits and funk. Very fruity brew. O - good sour brew. 7/7+

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
Pours a rusty ruby red with a beige head with not head retention. The nose starts with a sweet cinnamon an then a big stinky camembert cheese with a hints of a barnyard/horse blanket smell. After it is followed by cherries and green apples. The noses finishes with a apple cider smell. Wow, she’s got a bit of funk in her. The pallets starts with hints of sour cherries with bursts of green apple. Th middle has leather and oak. The finishes is long and complex with a bits of bitterness and a little astringent. Over all a delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2967) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2012
375 ml. bottle. Shared with Gabe. Pours a huge but short lived, off white head, with some lacing, over a hazy gold (SRM 5) body......nose is musty cellar, heavy barnyard, light hints of citrus fruits, apple, pear.........taste is barnyard, sour apple, barest hints of floral honey, finishing with a lingering sourness, with hints of bitter......mouth feel light of medium, carbonation makes a creamy layer on the tongue. This hits the style with all the complexity in aroma and flavor expected. The only flaws are the short lived head, and the relative lack of effervescence. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle: Gold pour with white head. Sour fruit like orange and peach. ThanksJake!


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