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

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RATINGS: 929   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.



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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Exceptional Gueze. Golden, with a white head. Excellent lacing. Taste was SOUR, tart, fuity, and astringent. Dry aftertaste. Strong sour lemon taste, but this is well balanced by maltiness. Unbelievable complexity. I highly recommend this gueze. Fits style guidelines to a tee.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle split with Mike and Taylor. Aroma is tart lemon, barnyard funk, light stilton cheese, and white wine. Pours bubbly and blonde with lots of fizz and a quick fizzy soda head. Taste is tart starfruit, lemon, and white wine with a barnyard funk throughout. Wonderfully intense and complex. Took this one for granted and it wowed me. Will gladly have this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (468) - POLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Barwa: złota, początkowo krystaliczna, po dolaniu dolnej części wyraźnie zmętniona. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, niewielka, bardzo szybko opadająca i pozostająca jedynie przy ściankach. Aromat: początkowo atakuje dość nieprzyjemna nuta siarkowa, która na szczęście (w przeważającej części) dość szybko się ulatnia. Oprócz tego istna mieszanka wybuchowa, a zatem nuty kwaśne, owocowe (m.in. morele), przysłowiowa końska derka, słód (herbatniki), a nawet nieco rozpuszczalnika. Smak: od początku kwaśny, cierpki, owocowy, niczym cytryny, ale także dość wytrawny. Dopiero na końcu lekko słodka nuta. Hanssens Artisanaal nie warzy własnych piw tylko zajmuje się mieszaniem różnych lambików, w różnym wieku. Kupuje brzeczkę od uznanych producentów m.in. (Cantillon czy Lindemans), po czym leżakują one od kilku miesięcy do 3 lat. Oude Gueuze to zwykle mieszanka 2 i 3 letnich piw. Dodatkowo są one przechowywane w beczkach liczących sobie nawet 100 lat. Być może dlatego ten trunek trafił do przytaczanej wielokrotnie książki. Barwa jest adekwatna, smak dość intensywny, jedynie aromat zawiera oprócz typowych, także nieco nieprzyjemnych nut. Raczej dla pasjonatów.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Out of a bottle in Brugge. Beautiful fruit and sour up front. Hazy gold with no head as expected. Taste is tart and fruity. Crisp, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobsch (502) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle 0.375l. Pours almost clear golden with white head. Aroma is tart, funk, white wine, lemon. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, heavy sour, some lemon, apples, white wine. Aftertaste is acidic, slightly sharp, subtle bitterness. Excellent. Sour but with so much flavour in the background.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a clear gold with a small white head of foam. The aroma is funky grass and a touch of skunk. The taste is dry, tart green apple. Medium body with medium carbonation. An alright gueuze.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Fully traditional geuze made from wort by, I believe, Lindemans and Girardin which Hanssens has spontaneously fermented at their own premises. Orange blonde colour, spritzy body like any good old geuze should have, off-white, stable head, very funky aroma, horseblanket, lemon peel, hay, old sherry, sweat, sulphuric accents, ’barnyard’ taste, sour in a well-balanced way, very funky, dry acid finish. Clearly a geuze with its own character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een heel lekkere geuze, een van de beste dat ik ooit geprobeerd heb. Een aanrader

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sten (632) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Amber beer with a small but stable white head. Very nice complex aroma, sour but still mild lambic. Full body, very complex sour, but mild, flavour. Nice balanced gueze. Very nice beer. (Corked Bottle 75cl)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ForlornHope (48) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Citrus, stale almost musty aroma. Pours with a thin white head, which soon disappears. Despite this, the carbonation is fairly lively. Yellow-orange in colour. Taste is amazing: initially sharp and acidic, citrus fruit with a little balance of wine-gum sweetness. The mustiness is also there. Lively on the palate after the initial spasm of your tastebuds with a nice well-balanced mouthfeel. Overall, an uncompromising gueuze but a real stunner. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJoller (62) - ITALY - JUL 30, 2014
Tasted in long stemmed tulip glass. Keeping it honest, this is my first lambic to taste. Color is light amber, with very light body and medium high carbonation, the very light body makes the head almost instantaneously vanish. Aroma is wonderful, hints of winey character with lemony, maybe ginger notes, you can smell some funk but its tamed. Taste is sour and acidic, refreshing, gratifying, complex. I’ve read that lambics tend to smell like...barns but this one does not particulary. Reminds me of some champagne i drank a while ago. Not the kind of beer that i love or that i would drink everyday but this is indeed a wonderful beer worthy of respect.


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