mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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..
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear light copper color with a bubbly white head. Nose is very tart citrus fruit, funky yeast, earthy and oak. Flavor is nice tart citrus and lemon, sweet and sour balance. Dry finish and mouth watering.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The weirdness of gueuze always intrigues me. What the hell is this stuff? Its like champagne made out of beer. I know, there’’s all sorts of wild bacteria and open fermentation and blah-de-blah-de-blah, but that does little to explain the sourdough bread meets lemon juice flavor that permeates Hanssens Oude Gueze. And, while it is good, I find it a little too breadlike and earthy, to the point where the tartness takes an odd muddy turn. Still, a good gueuze, if a bit much for one man to handle.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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+
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First time trying this one, served alongside the Raspberry and Kriek.
A - Pours murky golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a small ring around the outside of the glass, leaving light trails of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of the typical barnyard funk, light sourness, wet leather, lemon and some damp basement must. I prefer a little more fruitiness in my gueuze nose but this one was still pretty good.
T - Starts off with quite a bit of lactic sourness but it fades rather quickly leaving hints of musty earth, barnyard funk, leather and a bit of lemon twang. The flavors work really well together and it was very easy to drink. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile after consumption.
M - Slick feel like the others but the flavors are more mild, helping keep everything in check. Still a little light on the carbonation but it isn’t as big of a deal as with the other two.
O - The best of the bunch for sure. Where the Kriek and Raspberry fail, this one excels. Tone down the overly aggressive sourness and this one could be great. As it stands now, a solid gueuze that is definitely worth the lower than average price tag.