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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1116   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.



slushy's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Hazy golden orange color with an okay head. Nice little bubbles in the glass. Citrus, moldy cheese, and oak in the nose. Citrusy lemon and wood on the tongue. Tart, dry, and crisp. Kind of like a sweet tart aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very close to Champagne. I know what I'm drinking with Christmas breakfast this year. Well done.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2739) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2016
A 0.375 l bottle. It poured a hazy golden body with medium sized head. Nice fruity aroma, especially tart apples, also vinegar, leather and light grain. Flavor was sour of course, with especially strong sour punch at the beginning that soon dissipated leaving quite a long appleish finish. These underripe, green nice apples typical for the style. Very light salt at the very end. Thinner in body. I didn’t really perceive it as complex, just the opposite, but nevertheless, it was a very pleasant and nice lambic!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StanTheMan44 (14) - POLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Bardzo solidny lambik. Aromat raczej mało intensywny, pomimo wysokiego wysycenia, wyczuć można drewno, owoce (pomarańcz?) i delikatną kwasowość. Wygląda całkiem fajnie, ciemnosłomkowa barwa, przechodząca wręcz w mętną pomarańcz przykryta jest gęstą pianą, która zostaje do końca degustacji. W smaku jest bardzo świeże, rześkie, ale co jakiś czas wychodzą nuty bardziej wytrawne, winne, taninowe. Podsumowując, wyszedł tutaj bardzo orzeźwiający lambik, ale potrafiący zaoferować coś więcej, niż nuty kwaśne i owocowe, przez co nie jest jednowymiarowy i nie nudzi się w miarę picia. Warto spróbować.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (853) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Barwa złota, opalizująca. Aromat winogronowo cytrynowy, są oczywiście nuty skóry, starego drewna i białego wina. W smaku mocno kwaśne, cytrynowe, ze sporą ilością tanin od beczki, lekką dzikością i posmakiem kociej kuwety. Spod tej kwaśności majaczy też gronowa słodycz i pestkowa cierpkość... Goryczki brak. Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, lekko szczypiące. Szorstkie i rześkie w odbiorze.
Specyficzne, ewidentnie kwaśne, z nieco nieprzyjemnym posmakiem, ale za to bardzo orzeźwiające i wyraziste Gueuze... No cóż, ma to swój urok :)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (1820) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Deep golden color, almost 100% clear. One finger white head, surprigsinly persistant. Beautiful carbonation is constantly flowing up. Awesome sour and tart aroma with notes of lemon and lime juice. In the back also some wooden-like notes. Taste amazing. Sour, tart, with a lot of barrel, wild, sulfor flavours. Ridiculously drinkable, super refreshing, highly carbonated. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (4854) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 19, 2016
Enormous thanks heavy! Shared with him & others. Almost clear, slightly hazy golden body with a tiny white head with medium retention. Lovely, complex lambic aroma, fruity notes, hay, dry pungent perfumey notes, apple core, some burnt grain. Not much different in the taste, yeah, with a good, but far from excessive sour base, but with some sweetish overtones or at least feelings, somewhat creamy, blueberry & apple hints here and there, slightly salty at points, some light popcorn at others, dry and bitter at times, everything really. Nice, very complex, tasty. Superb, simply superb.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. Hazy straw gold pour, with a white head. Lemon, hay, grain, mild horse blanket, funk, green apple, and some notes of cheese. Nice beer, not the best gueuze, but good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (863) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, fruit, brettanomyces and acidity.

Appearance:
Turbid golden/amber beer with a slight off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and fruit; ends medium dry and sour with brettanomyces and acidity.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Really malty for a Geuze, but it still manages to be extremely complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
Draft to tulip Consummation: Tart grapefruit loaded with musty grape. Adjunct: Heavy horse blanket, grapefruit, and a hint of green apple; translucent amber with a happy white and frothy head; medium bodied, sour, quite smooth and long lasting; pretty damn good

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (173) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 20, 2016
Pours somewhat cloudy golden with a medium unstable white head. A very clean brett/lactic aroma. A clean dry taste, no excess sourness. Wonderful crispy dry palate. I love the taste and the palate but the aroma seems too clean to me, lacking some "perk".

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4984) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
(37.5 cl. Bb: 07/08/2034) Une robe orangée et une mousse absente. Au nez, des parfums de vinaigre, de cave humide, de pommes avec une touche de solvant. Une bouche acide plus ou moins décapante qui laisse une impression vinaigrée durable. Le corps sans bulle ou presque et la texture légèrement huileuse peuvent être aisément associés au style. Buvable, il va sans dire. Excellent? Je ne suis pas prêt à me rendre là.


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