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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: 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
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
6-1-08 bottle shared at tasting
Cloudy yellow orange. Smell is sour and funky. Flavor is huge vinegar and is quite sour. Not much more to say about this one.

3.2
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2009 Pours very cloudy orangish yellow. Smell is very sour and funky, all the way. Taste is very sour as well with not much flavor aside from musty sourness. Pretty good for the style.

3.6
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle. Heavy sourness up front with light fruit notes, peaches in particular. Invigorating funk. Cloudy copper-amber with a thin patchy head. Very strong lemon acidity. Not much depth but very nice even if the palate is a bit harsh.

3.8
Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Last beer sampled at Heritage Liquors Inauguration beer tasting in Maplewood, Minnesota. A 750 ml bottle shared by Joebrew, pours a cloudy copper/amber brew with a thin white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film. Aroma of lemon zest, some multi-crystal golden grain malt, sour grapefruit and a touch of lime. Taste is spritzy, a little leathery with flavors of sour lemon, a little barnyard funk and grapefruit. Finish remains slightly sour with citrus flavors of lemon, grapefruit and some mild earthy herbs in the aftertaste.

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badgerben (5180) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Big thanks to Joebrew on this one! Cloudy copper color with a thin head. Lemony aroma with plenty of sourness. Great wheat base, fairly sour and tart. More lemon and funkyness on the finish. Ends dry. Sourness is leaning towards the abrasive side of the spectrum.

3.5
smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Pours orangish golden with small white head. Funky, sour barnyard smell. Sour with citrus, wood and earthy flavors. Light to medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish.

3.9
Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
37,5cl bottle. Trade with bierkoning. Thanks. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma & taste is sour, dry, earthy, citric, leather & woody. Very funky & fresh!

4
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Hazy orange with a tiny white head. Complex aroma of grapefruit, leather oak tannin and lime. Highly acidic, tart grapefruit juice flavour with just a touch of cane sugar.

3.8
thewolf (12597) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle @ thewolfs pre-festival tasting, Kolding.
[thank you, dedollewaitor]
Pours hazy yellow-golden with a small film head. Aroma is tart, citric and lightly woody. Fine, dry mouthfeel. Flavour is pleasingly tart, well citric and a long woody finish. Very nice, though pretty standard gueuze.

3.9
DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2008
Deep bronzey golden, rapidly receding white head. Very striking aromas of leather, vinegar, cheese, and hay. Puckeringly sour palate, barnyard, woody sourness. I’m no connoisseur of the style, and I certainly found i interesting as an experience, but in honesty this is not something I’d rush to tuck into again anytime soon. Fun to try, and fun to think about, I appreciate it for what it is.


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