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


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RATINGS: 957   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2683) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours a hazy dark gold with a pillowy white head. Sour apple, white vinegar and sour funk aroma. Taste is light and sour, bracing and slightly fruity. Very sour, tart and funky, yet easy drinking. Good gueuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1273) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2009
Date: 19/1/09 Beer info: Bottled in green 375ml corked bottle 6.0% abv BB 07/08/2027 Sampling Notes: Served chilled in pilsner glass. Decent pop upon uncorking, pours a hazy gold body with a bit of white foam that eventually dies down into a dense ring. Vinegary nose, gets right up into the nostrils, some oakiness and sherry-nuances come with it, big minerally saltiness, sour/fermenting apple and lemon. Plenty of acetic acidity on the tongue, goes hand-in-hand with the lively carbonation and light body for a serious mouth puckering sensation. Balsamic vinegar aplenty on the body, green apple, soggy wood, sour grapes, grapefruit with an underlying grainy, honey sweetness adding a small bit of balance. Doesn’t seem as complex as previous ones, still amazing and a journey within itself, but somehow not as refined and coherent...if that makes any sense! Aroma 7/10 Appearance 3/5 Flavour 7/10 Palate 4/5 Overall 14/20

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
This is, as Jakebra would say, a danky. Crushed with my girlfriend. Light orange pour with nice white head. Funky, sour, acidic aroma. Very sour flavor, Lemon, acid, wood, funk. Fruity, puckering, mouthwatering. Refreshing, effervescent mouthfeel. Deliciously awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2010 Cloudy golden in color, little to no head. Flavor is sour, of course, but crisp and dry, well balanced against citrus elements. Lovely, lingering sour aftertaste. A little more assertive than other gueuzes I’ve tried, but still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1063) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 23, 2009
Corked 37.5cl bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. A fizzy amber geuze beer with a minimal short-lasting white head. Prominent aromas of citrus fruits (oranges and lemons) with a hint of damp wood. The flavour is tart lemony sourness which seems to get sweeter and smoother as your palate adjusts to it. The damp woodiness is in there as well. Finishes dry and tart. Medium bodied with a fullish mouthfeel. Probably the most complex and sour geuze I have tried so far. Not sure I like it as much as the others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009

April(?) 2008: Shiny new copper color, hazy complexion, bitterness in the middle and finish, very acidic and tart flavor = Hanssens Oude Gueuze. Again, this beer is good, but beyond my realm of true understanding.

1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 6% Vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #480 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle bought in Brussels. A bit hzy, orange-peach body with no foam. The aroma is acidic, with peach, cherry and strawberries following you. The first sip is not only sour, but very acidic as well. The taste is oaky though, and the finish is long and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2010
head: none
colour: light amber
smell : acidic sour , some hops , fruity
taste: quite a sour start , melts over into a moderate sour/bitterness with a fruit and citric background , end is very dry and carbonation is almost flat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
375ml bottle. Very lightly hazy honey color with a small white head that settles to a small ring, even after an aggressive pour. The aroma is quite dusty and lactic-sour with some old leather, onion, and lemon. A touch of barnyard, but definitely not the funkiest gueuze out there. Dry, peppery, and medium sour in flavor. Finishes with a sharp, bell pepper kick, but is not very aggressive. Medium body with light carbonation. A little flat and flabby overall. This could have done with some more bubbles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Pretty decent. Definitely has that Gueuze funk but not over powering. Serving: Bottle

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