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

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RATINGS: 924   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle from "Completely Non-Epic Gueze Tasting ’10". Poured a hazy orange-yellow with little head. Aroma was overwhelmingly funky with wet grass, lemon and cheese. Deliciously sour with hints of orange/lemon zest, and a very dry finish. Carbonation complements the flavor wonderfully.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1296) - 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 (1101) - 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 (40) - 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 (55) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sheffield (3) - IRELAND - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
Bottle from hopduvel in Ghent. Nose is funk, bitter, mushrooms and lemon. High carbonation. Lots of citrus fruits. Good sour notes. Lingering funky taste. Brilliant!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a beautiful golden clear with some lacings. Nose has green apples, funk and some lemon. Taste has some light acid, some bready sweetness and some lemon.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (683) - USA - JUL 14, 2014
Aroma of white wine, lemon, tart, horse blanket, bubble gum. Appears darker gold light fluffy white ring, spotty lacing. Taste is tart, sour lemon lime. Nice sour, velvety mouthfeel. This seems like my favorite Oude gueuze...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (699) - 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 (3436) - 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.


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