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


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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (988) - 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.

   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.

   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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11403) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Orange. Diminishing head. Deep aroma of peach cobbler, salmon, wet wood, grapefruit, red apple, flies, mold, cheese and horseblanket. Devastatingly horsey, funky and just plain sour. Harsh as hell. A definate teeth cleaner. Flavor seems to lean towards the grapefruit/lemon side of things but it is fairly complex and definately enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Clear golden orange. Sweet vinegar smell. Sweet at first. Then "make me pucker slightly" sour, then sweet again..Jolly rancher qualities. GOOD.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2005
I sort of settled with this gueze when the barkeep let me know the Cantillon was out of stock, but I’m glad I did. Very abrupt tartness, but actually doesn’t fry your saliva glands the way some others may. This had a definite lemony zing that really settled into the soft fruitiness of the malt, while keeping a slightly chalky mouthfeel that balanced everything out rather nicely. It took me the better part of an hour to sip this one down but it was worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2005
a mes rate: very decent gueuze. earthy citrus sour and tart as you would expect. salt and vinegar finish that ends up dry and lengthy. nothing unusual but rather nice.

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