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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: 1054   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.



3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 8, 2001
Much better than the Oude Kriek, I must say. Still quite tart, but not as overwhelmingly so as the other. I was impressed by the full flavor of this beer, very satisfying. Excellent with dessert.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2002
Very smooth geuze, flavor is sour but has somewhat of a well-water taste. Other than that, a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2004 very little head on this murky orange monster..filling the air with cheesy foot fungus among us..onslaught of sourness followed by some sweetness surrounded by sweat and barnyard toe cheese..pretty flat..not as good as the beersel gueuze I had last night but..oh well Re-rate: Much better experience.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
SLightly hazy orange body with some red but more orange than red. Sour vinegar barnyard aroma. Smells quite strong. The flavor is very nice, not nearly as overpowering as other Gueuzes. Fruity up front then a pleasant sour ending. Fizzy med-ligth body. (Poured from a 1.5L magnum of unknown vintage. Shared with many great RateBeerians)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11163) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2004
Bottled @ ’t Brugs Beertje: Light amber coloured. Unclear. Off white dense head. Lasting. Earht, sourness and some acidic notes in the aroma. Flavour not as vivid as the aroma, but still quite delicious. Sourness, some light sweetness and some tarty and earthy flavours that pass into a fruity aftertaste. Quite good without beeing ostentatious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2004
Bottled. Best before 07/08/2020. Bottled opened with a very pleasing champagne pop and nice smoke. Pours an orange colour and later turned hazy after the yeast poured in. Aroma of sweaty socks, pearskin, and general sourness. The taste is very harsh and challenging at first like pickling vinegar and very sour lemons. It then mellows out into a clean crisp fruity (but again) sour drink. The overriding impression is of sucking on lemons though which is not the easiest thing in the World to do.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Pours a clear deep golden with a thin white head. Aroma has some herbal pine and wax bean notes with lots of brett and greenery. Starts with a hint of maltiness with lots of carbonation throughout and plenty of pine and spruce flavor balanced with tart yeastiness and a dry acidic finish. A very interesting and complex brew.

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 (2126) - 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.


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