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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.



bboeckl's rating

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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (387) - Rennes, FRANCE - JAN 24, 2016
37,5 cl bottle. Hazy orange with a thin head. Classic aroma, funky barnyard, sour apples, vinegar. Taste is dry and moderately sour. Thin body, very soft carbonation. A light gueuze.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garlic_of_Doom (596) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
Orange/clear amber with a white ring of foam. Tart aroma with ripe pears, green apples, hay, grass, very fresh and crisp. Taste is dry, light woody with green apples and the white part of citrus fruit peel, whatever that’s called. Light body and carbonation, dry.

For the price, the taste is too light/faint. Aroma is really good though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1555) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
Pours a rather pale amber to orange body with a very small, white, short-lived head that doesn’t leave any lacing. Looks like a fruit juice... Rather strong aroma of funk, vinegar, apple cider vinegar and and sour fruits. The vinegar is very much present in the strong and funky flavour as well, a little bit too present for my taste. Also sweet and sour fruits, fermented apples and apple cider vinegar. Hints of fermented red berries. Moderate sour taste, traces of sweetness, long finish. Quite light body, dry and with a moderate carbonation. Interesting brew, but too focused on the vinegar.
[37.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 18 years before BB date, courtesy of my father]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hallstein (393) - Skogn, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma of sour appleskins, grains and some peach. The taste is sour and funky with quite a good amount of fruityness. very balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2015
Bouteille 75cl de et partagée avec Tderoeck. Orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme offre un bouquet funk, grains plaisant, fruité versant sur des effluves citronnées, retro boisé. Palais au prpofil de cuire, lambic, sec avec un côté citronné, grains sur une fin boisée, légèrement épicé, le funk est modéré.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mecafilo (168) - Perugia, ITALY - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with an amber colour, small diminishing white head. Aroma is quite acidic, even for a gueuze; rich in floral and fruity notes, elegant; only slight basement aromas, quite faint. Taste is medium sweet, medium sour, very well balanced, pleasant. Light body, watery texture, average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
Thuis. Zure hooiige paardestal. Sinaasappel, aardbeizuur en zachte basilicum, kruidnagel en kaneelachtige smaken volgen als je aan ’t zuur went. Backlog from 2015/06/30.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ippopodio (109) - ITALY - DEC 16, 2015
Bel colore dorato con riflessi rosati che influenzano anche il tono dell'esile e sfuggente schiuma. Al naso subito mela verde, uva bianca, acido lattico agrumi e paglia bagnata ; poi il calore porta su i più tipici sentori del lambic: animale, sudore. In bocca è frizzante e secca con un corpo medio-leggero. Un ottimo aperitivo da abbinare a sfiziosi stuzzichino anche fritti.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 4, 2015
375ml Bottle. Hanssens Oude Geuze 6% A beautiful orange gold pour with a fizzy head & a great tart nose of fruits(lemon, plum, strawberry), a bit bready (muffin like but faint) which ends in a peppery oak funk. Full bodied and effervescent, it’s got a refreshing dry finish. The taste is tart lemon, grape seed, oak, vanilla, nutty and ascerbic. Mouth puckering goodness, I can totally imagine a laborer pounding this pack on a hot sunny day. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1136) - CROATIA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle; pours clear dark gold with an off white head; tart apple aroma with some yeast and spice hints; taste is tart with apples and yeast; finish is tart and dry; simple yet very nice


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