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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1174   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4972) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Darker orange like color with a foamy white head. Dry and thinner palate. Smell is little grain, fruits, and tart. Taste is super sour, a good fruity tartness, and acidic. Long lasting taste. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 Bottle from wonderful Southern Season sale. Beautiful golden orange hazy pour. So bright it almost seems glowing. A little hay/barnyard and yeast and funk as well as loads of brett and lemony granny smith apples, orange and grapefruit zest, and peaches on the nose. Lovely complex taste, going through all kinds of stages quickly--sour lemons, wood, must, vinegar, some kind of tropical fruit, a dash of creamsicle, a big hit of fresh peaches, and a crisp, dry finish. This is a truly lovely beer. Cant wait to age a few and try again in a few years. Simply great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a medium head. Some sediment on bottom. Aroma of brett and sourness. Similar flavor with some apple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
[Bottle] Pours hazy gold with a huge whitish head. Aroma is initially straight brett, with a little bit of sour apple, and a whole bunch of barnyard funk. Flavor is quite sour and tart, with the granny smith apple flavor coming through. Tons of yeasty funk, and a bit of earth and oak contribute to the awesome flavor of this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2008
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Bottle: Pours crisp orange with some clarity and a creamy white head that lasts. Acidic aroma. Funky horse blanket, cobwebs, lemon juice, cork, dried wood, vinegar and even more. Creamy and crisp feel with a sharp acidity. The flavor starts off with a touch of honey-like character, which leads to the funk of damp wood and sharp cheese. Has a very assertive lemon juice-like acidity, a bit vinegar-like as well with some sharp passion fruit, leather, rose petal, and residual oak tannins into the acidic finish. Bone dry and complex. A nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Thanks to my bro for sharing this. Pours a hazy straw color with thin white head. Aroma is the classic lambic components: yeast funkiness, horse blanket, mild strawberry notes, toasted grain flavor. Taste is light strawberry, intense yeast and horse blanket and light wood notes.. Palate is very acidic and sour, but fits this brew perfectly. Excellent lambic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Thanks, TheCheeseMan! #300! Pours a clear crisp golden color.with a thin foamy white head. Aroma is very strong and tart. Taste is the same with great tart and sourness with a hint of oak. The palate is a bit flat and metallic, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (1072) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle 37.5 cl. Large creamy white head with good lacing. Sparkling and hazy orange body. Aroma of basement, earth, apple and cask wood. Medium body, thin texture and average carbonation. Light sweet, heavy acidic and light bitter flavor. A very nice gueze.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1777) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Clean dandelion hued pour and a rim of whitish that hollows out an attractive, coincidentally perfect imprinted ring in the center into the surface center. Minerally bitterness and lemon zest in a sharp, lightly cheesy and unusually polished aroma; there isnt much dirtiness or animals-on-the-farm feeling, but the yeasty presence is dusty and brisk enough to maintain the right aura. A green apple and guava-like sunny sweetness lends some easy, likable fruitiness which provides some depth, although I usually prefer this quality as a startling afterthought to the elusive funkiness, which in this example just isnt all there. Still lovely.

Flavor is hugely acidic, punchy, and musty; a whiff of aged balsamic settles in a dust on a gorgeous tropical fruitiness of pineapple and golden kiwi. These fruit flavors are really rushed to the front by the beers palpable acidity. Lightly wooden bitterness and then more fruit and tang; apricot, orange peel, and pickled ginger. Mid palate is suddenly, alarmingly struck with an outhouse and wet hay funkiness that makes me shiver and pucker; the experiential aspect it seemed to lack earlier makes a glorious, confronting appearance.

Medium body is sparkly but soft; finishes with a heated, spicy sourness of lemon juice and cayenne pepper, that calms itself slowly into a vanilla-tinted appley tartness. Still some minerals hanging around.

A persistently classical feeling about this fine gueuze is probably its finest quality.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (44223) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
37.5 cL bottle, trade with BelJohansen. Pours hazy orange with a slowly diminishing creamy white head. Orange and acidic dry wooden aroma. Flavour is solid acidic to citric with a nice orange fruity note. Has a distinct wooden note I only sensed during the first sip. The citric flavour makes me shiver. Bone dry yet fruity. Thirst quencing - nice one.


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