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


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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
Another good gueuze. A bit more cheesy and earthy than the Cam the that I had immediately before it, but not much to choose between them. More like smoked cheese than the blue cheese I noted in the Cam. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2004
Pale, not much head. Fresh yeasty sourish aroma with grapefruit. Grapefruit in the flavor as well, sourish and sour. Good body and a classy geuze even if I still have to learn alittle about this kind of beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
This gueuze has a much more sour aroma then any other I’ve had. Almost like sour lemons, and barnyard. Body is a light amber, with a bubbly head. Very sour gueuze, very dry, grapefruit, sour citrus taste to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2005
New Years Eve 2004 in place of champagne: Wow, the aromas here are certainly intresting. A combination of barnyard, sweaty socks, ass, limberger cheese, and funk. As far as the style goes, tis is allegedly right on target. One of my friends started dry-heaving after a big whiff of this stuff. I liked it though. Pungent and different. Intense flavors that are similar to the aroma. Very sour, but not palate-crushingly sour like Cantillion Gueuze. Very dry, vinous finish. Stank yet refreshing. Plus it had the " Holy hell, I can’t believe you consumed that" reaction amongst my fellow new years revelers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 Smelled like vinegar and cider, and barnyard as well, so not pleasing to novices. Acidic, sour, with yeast mildly playing on the taste buds. Had another bottle 8 years later courtesy of Chris that I enjoyed. Had 10 years later and just as good. Great blending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Poured a hazy golden yellow. Aroma is funky, dusty with notes of tart mustard. Flavor was sweet, funky and tart with a long soft bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Sampled from two different bottles in a gueuze tasting.
Just above average of the gueuze I had so far. As many other gueuze, the aroma is not very evocative being barnyard/horseblanket, citrus/apple. Both poured dark orange and hopefully hazy. The sample from the first bottle (A) was surprisingly sweet, much more then the second one B). The body was also different, (A) being lighter the (B). Eventhough they were kind of funky, the dustiness is disappointing in (A) but wonderful in (B) just like astringency. There is an apparent signature; but evidently, this gueuze is very different from a bottle to another. Since I can’t make a distinction between the two bottles (they’re identical) the rating is therefore an average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Hazy orangish amber body with a small head. Aroma is barnyard, tart apples, some other fruits. Not as tart or complex as Cantillon’s, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Pours thick and hazy amber with a thin head. Nice sour horsey aroma with some vegetable and wheaty notes. Very tart and acidic with green apple flavor. Light on body. Clean but somewhat saccharine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Bottle (375ml). Poured bright clear bubbly gold with an amber tint, smallish fizzy white head. Pleasing sharply yeasty citrus aroma, moderately funky-sour tartness isn’t quite the assault some of these have, but still lovely - gets funkier with more burnt rubber character as it warms. Taste - there’s the sharpness - light citrus tartness, some bitterness, no alcohol to notice, just funky wool/rubber/sneakers - nice. Mouthfeel is surprisingly watery, starts with decent body, then just seems to fall away - otherwise acidic, sharp yet not really carbonated - a nice drinking gueuze, but I prefer most roughness and funk.

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