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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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3.1
blipp (9504) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours foggy gold with a big white head. The aroma is funky, musty, and tart. The flavor is sour/tart, rhubarb, dust, and musty basement. Nice.

4.3
undsioux7 (876) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours straw yellow with a big white head that dissapates quickly. Very funky barnyard, dank, vinigary aroma. At first smell I wasn’t too sure about this one, but it grew on me. I was a bit worried about tasting it, since I know Gueuze can be a handful, but really enjoyed the taste. A perfect sour/tart bite with some fruits in there as well. I was pleasently suprised!

4.2
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2010 Pours amber with a large, bubbly white head, short lived though. Nose is a little one-sided with the leather, though citrus, dust, and that faint Girardin honey-ish malt are here. Flavor is world class, just an incredible mix that’s still tart, dusty, and leathery, yet there’s also a warm stink that evolves into soft fruit, meeting the juicy citrus at the back of your throat like two roads coming back together. Palate is equally superb, like drinking glittering cobweb juice; lush and sparkling yet perfectly dry and never burdensome or watery. The refreshing qualities remind me a lot of the Cantillon. Top notch stuff here.

Several tastings later and this is a bit less sweet, less complex Cantillon Oude Geuze. It lacks the balance and complexity of Girardin Black and the funk of 3 Fonteinen.

4.5
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2008
Lovely sour frutiy smell and a long lasting sourness lingers on a long time after drinking this down. Brilliant stuff.

4.1
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2008
This is the first Gueuze I have had in a while. I thought it was very fresh, which may account for the higher rating. This was dry, crisp, and a bit tart. Perfect for a fall evening nightcap!

3.8
BuckeyeBoy (8205) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle Pours out a cloudy gold topped with a soap head. Aroma of sour and tart fruit along with some sweetness. Tast lots of tart again. Along with plenty of pucker.

3.8
daniele (9463) - ITALY - SEP 29, 2008
chiara schiuma non abbondante ma abbastanza persistente note acidule legno legermente citriche in bocca l’acidità non è elevata si ritrova il leggero citrico lattico un tocco di legno

4
LilBeerDoctor (4032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Bottle. Pours a light orange with no real head. Aroma is very barnyard funk with a light sugary sweetness. Flavor of sweettart candies, light barkynard funk, and tart sourness. Very very drinkable for a gueuze. Refreshing too. Top-notch gueuze.

Original rating: Bottle sampled on 09/26/08 at Night of the Funk. Pours a cloudy light orange with a white head. Aroma is super funkalicious with lots of yeast, old socks, and sweat. Flavor of cracker and lots of funk. Pretty sour too and probably would be hard to drink in large quantities. Nice gueuze with some acidity. 7/4/8/4/14

4.7
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle from 08 Night of the Funk. Aroma of sweaty socks and other funky notes. Flavor of champagny fruits with a pleasant acidity and that funk. A wonderful beer.

3.6
Beer5000 (6628) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2017 375 ml bottle. Golden yellow body with a thin white head. Aroma is acid, fruity, mould, vinegar with cellar notes. Flavor is geuze representative, sour, vinegar, citrus fruity, traces of wood and horse blanket/barn. Quite delicious.


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