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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: 1184   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.


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4.2
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
[2109-20090421] 12.7floz bottle. Mild citrus orange rind and burnt popcorn yeast aroma. Hazy, light orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Fruity orange peel yeast and mild popcorn flavour. Quite sour medium body. Very enjoyable, out of the blue.
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, garthicus, jerc)

4.1
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle, from John’s Grocery, Iowa City, Iowa. Oh my my. It has been far too long since I’ve had a proper, bracingly sour beer. When I bought this, the guy behind the counter said, "Just so you know--this isn’t a sweet lambic." Bless your heart kid, I know. Shiny gold pour, good persistent white head. Oh wow, what a beautiful aroma. The cool earthy smell of walking through a field of tall grass on an early fall morning. Fresh cracked black pepper, preserved lemons, a whole lumberyard full of old wood, and tingling on the edges, a cheerful little candied apple note. Flavor is bracing lemon sourness, full and pleasing but by no means the enamel dissolving acid bombs of some of Cantillon’s more aggressive blends. Enthusiastic and all-together pleasing, wool and gentle oak notes. I try to restrain evil-genius-type laughter as I survey the 2/3s of a bottle still remaining after typing out this rating. Mine! All mine!! Muhahahahaha! (In my own defense, I actually ended up sharing an entire glass with Traci.)

1.5
Palidor19 (3190) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
smells sour and funky, taste of malt vinegar, it gives of some soft carbonation. its hard to enjoy Gueze when you don’t appreciate it.

1.7
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
The aroma is sour and sweet with malty, fruity, and funky elements with what seems to be a urinal cake. The appearance is golden with an average head for the style. The flavor is like the aroma with a malty and tart finish. The palate is average. Overall this just isn’t my thing.

4.9
Gary (2035) - West London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 750ml ; In a Cantillon flute this is a gueuze that intertwines complexity with ease of drinkibability even more so than any I’ve sampled in the style. i’d reflect it is somewhere in the neighbourhood of being relaxed in character but still retains thet intense potent uncompromising Gueuze texture ..It is the most refreshing beer you could seek.. bone dry , notes of lemon , zest , oak depth , with an awesome complexity that morphs into a cheesy rich tart salad dressing like finish. Fucken good

4.4
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
750 ml bottle into tumbler; purchased at the venerable Discount Liquor in Milwaukee. Head is restrained for a gueuze, not as bilious as expected, but produces a wonderful doily lacing. Funk dispersing all over the air around the beer (accented with white grape tartness that’s a bit dark; reminds me a little of black label Girardin). And then: bam. Nicely aggressive acidity attacks the under-tongue (just like a gueuze should). Finish is bretty funk with lingering juicy fruitiness and a thin layer of confectioner’s sugar sweetness, and the acidity still attacking the glands in waves. Wonderful gueuze that hits all the sweet spots.

3.8
blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2009
My bottle (12.7oz) shared with garthicus, jerc & mabel -- c/o GregClow. Pours a hazy orange with a large diminishing fluffy white head. Nice aroma! Sour, funky and yeasty along with sharp spices and citrus. Flavour of tart citrus, sour fruit, light spices and some funkyness -- it tingles the tongue. Medium bodied. Great stuff!

3.5
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2010 Cloudy golden in color, little to no head. Flavor is sour, of course, but crisp and dry, well balanced against citrus elements. Lovely, lingering sour aftertaste. A little more assertive than other gueuzes I’ve tried, but still very nice.

3.6
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Cask @ Map Room. Hazy, greenish yellow w/ limpid clear head/bubbly; heavy notes of green peas and nutty Brie w/ wood; peas and lactic, woody acidity in flavor; very earthy and ends sour. Complex and satisfying. Wish it were a shade more vinegar-y.

3.9
mjs (7532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
(Bottle, 0.75 l -- BBE 2024, at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-04-26 -- shared with JK54B, thanks!) Golden and hazy. Small white head. Sourness, fruitiness and little bit of cowhouse in aroma. Medium bodied and dry palate with medium carbonation. Tartness, fruitiness, lightly sweetness, sourness, wood and lightly bitterness in taste. Sour and lightly bitter aftertaste.


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