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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (1618) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Ellwood Thompsons. Hazy golden with thin head and sediment. Smells aggressively tart. Very tart and robust. Definitely sour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrei79 (20) - - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 375ml Bottle, bottled probably in 2014 judging by expiration date, bought at Sterk Amsterdam, consumed 25.06.2016, temp 5C. Smell is chemical solvent funk, taste is malty green apple sour, no bitterness, very acidic, low carbonation. Definitely not my favorite gueuze. Could be this bottle was not kept at optimum conditions in the store though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3109) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
"Pours" a very clear golden with a medium-high bubbly white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of barnyard, light cork, light cheese and just better than I expected overall (all the other Hanssens I’ve had so far were acetic bombs it seems). Taste is moderately acidic and really dry. Some nice tannic oak. Some cereals in the finish. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderately light and festive and the dry/tannic impression is long lasting. A nice gueuze that is up their with most other blenderies. I will gladly stock a few of these from now on!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (15242) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours almost clear deep golden colour with small white head. Aroma of tart fruits, pale malt, glue, vanilla. Taste of sour malt, pale fruits, wood, herbs, nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
electrotype (605) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2016
Un nez des plus parfait pour un amateur de gueuzes: ça sent si complexe... Les notes d’écurie sont bien présentes mais adoucies par un côté fruité prononcé mais non sucré. Le visuel est très normal, très quelconque même... Mais c’est un classique avec les lambics et il ne faut surtout pas s’arrêter là en dégustant une bière de ce style! L’impression en bouche est étonnement peu pétillante: Il doit y avoir beaucoup de vieux lambics dans la batche d’où provient ma bouteille. Cela dit, passant aux choses sérieuses: c’est absolument exceptionnel au niveau des saveurs! Une des meilleures gueuzes qui m’ait été donnée de boire! Les notes sauvages mais fruitées volent de toutes parts et le côté sûrette est intense mais vraiment très bien intégré. Wow, j’aime énormément! Merde, ma bouteille est déjà finie! :-(

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1199) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2016
Hazy to cloudy orange color, big white head. Sour aroma, wooden barrel, some wine and lots of yeast. Spicy taste, cloves, heavy sourness with little bit of sweetness in the background. Medium body, lively carbonation. Yes, that’s a good one. //bottle at Craft Room

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybion (117) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle, 375 ml. Pours clear amber with quite a bit of white head and lots of visible carb. Quite sour and tart on the nose as expected - mostly sour green apple with a hint of lemon - but there’s also a quite a lot of garden notes here- , pungent herbs, and almost something earthen, which compete with the initial tart characteristics. Usual barnyard yeast and hay notes, hints of mature cheese. Taste is quite sour with green apple or cider vinegar, with little hints of mint and toothpaste and a tiny bit of honey sweetness and cereal lingering in the finish. Sourness is not too strong. Light to medium body - reasonably thick texture and sharp, vibrant carbonation that sticks around a while. Finish is bone dry. Great balance of complexity and refreshment to be found here.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (3085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2016
75cl bottle shared at home. Not sure on the bottle date but I guess it’s about two years old. Clear orange golden with fizzy white head that almost disappears completely. Strong funk, lemon, hay but also still drying or brooding hay, fresh wood, orange rind, straw, old dusty herbs. Strong in the funk and the complex fermenting grass notes, though there is also soft dusty animal sweat notes. Medium sour and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lovely gueuze, I can drink this all day every day.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3889) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Dry and tart with a light sweetness. Aromas of sour malts and cask wood. Also notes of vinegar and hints of black pepper. Medium to light bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry and tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (1043) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle at BGBB3 bottle share, sample. Pours hazy dark yellow. Lovely balanced gueuze with barnyard funk, wood, apple, citrus, light bready notes. Good stuff.


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