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

bottled
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RATINGS: 916   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Slightly hazy old gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy eggshell head. Aroma is funky wet limestone, sour floral notes, fallen leaves, toast and cereal. Flavor is quite tart up front, vinegar and vitamin c, toast, tart fruit, basement funk and stone fruit. Light in body and dry with a nice and crisp, lightly acidic feel and blanketing, moderate strength carbonation. Damn good.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (675) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin kullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, katoava vaahto on noin sormen paksuinen ja oluessa näyttäisi olevan paljon hiilihappoja. Tuoksua hallitsee nahkaisuus ja hapokas omenaisuus, mutta siinä on myös makeampaa rypäleisyyttä ja jopa banaania. Maussa jatkuu hapokkaan omenaisuuden jyräys, jota kuitenkin melko hyvin tukee makeampi rypäleisyys ja makea hedelmäisyys. Nahkaisuutta on, mutta huomattavasti vähemmän kuin tuoksussa. Suutuntuma on alkuun makea kuivuen melko nopeasti, hiilihappoisuuden ollessa melko runsasta. Todella hyvä kombo, samalla makea ja kuiva, täyteläinen ja raikas. Hanssensin oude geuze on tavallaan makeamman puoleinen lambic ollen samalla kuitenkin hyvin kuiva. Omenaisuus ja rypäleisyys on vahvimpana läsnä ja yleisfiilis on kuin tuunattu valkoviini. Loistava suutuntuma.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (3356) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Cloudy gold pour with a fluffy white head. Sour tart funky aroma. Very acidic. Lightly sweet for a brief second and then explodes in a sour bomb with an acidic aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlackerMads (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper with a medium/large frothy white head. Dusty, flowers, yellow apples, white grapes, peach, lime, wood and a good deal of horse staple along with some band aid and leather. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and sour. Mellow but long lasting sweet/sour finish. Drinkable with changing flavours and good balance. Good stuff, want more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (129) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2014
A little bit more lemon peel than with your traditional gueuze, especially in the finish. Pale yellow orange with a small foam top that quickly disappears. Muscat wine in the nose, mixed with the more traditional earthy smell, a bit skunky even. Not sweet and sour, but more bitter and sour. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (856) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
Flaska 75 cl troligen 4 år (bf 2030). Ruggigt väder i stugan. Delar med Bengan och Isabel. Doften påminner om cantillons bryggeri. (Aldrig besökt Hanssen ännu). Funk, svag ättika, lite spannmål, ost och grapefrukt. Smaken är oerhört balanserad och härlig även om första klunken var skarp i syran. Angenäm ostlig beska. Underskattad bärs. Bara att köpa mer av!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (283) - - JUN 20, 2014
375 ml bottle shared by Dana. Thanks man! Pours a hazy and light orange color with an inch of white head that fades to a ring of bubbles on the glass. Aroma is classic gueuze: funk, straw, farmyard, light citrus. Flavor is pleasant, with a subtle biting sharpness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1446) - SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
Det här var smaskens, ölen hade en okej kropp men en fin balans. Smaken bar toner av granny smith äpple och citrus med en tjusig tillhörande syra.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (683) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Pour hazy light orange, with a small n’ slightly creamy white head. Aroma has slight funk, plenty of citrus, green apples, slight barnyard. The taste is pretty darn sour, but has some nice fruity sweetness to it as well. Medium bodied, with a lively carbonation. Pretty darn refreshing and thirst cleansing. Thanks a bunch to Hoprider for sharing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (284) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle dated January 2013. Poured into a snifter. Champagne gold with fizzy white head and effervescents. Tart apples and Brett funkiness on the nose. Crisp fresh sour fruit, tart dry finish... Excellent Gueuze!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (105) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
This underdog of a gueuze is a winner! I pours hazy golden orange with a white fizzy head. The aromas are very inviting. Loads of citrus and sour apple peelings. Good amounts of funky brett on the nose too along with clear yoghurty notes. The mouthfeel is light initially, gets oily and somewhat creamy. The taste is mouthwateringly fresh and sour. Again with lemons, tart juices, yoghurt and zesty brett flavours. Aftertaste is clean and morish.. Near perfect gueuze! (rating no. 100!)


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