overall
98
60
style
Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Dworp, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1137   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle. Aroma was quite pungent. Very sour and musty. Infection and beef bullion. Poured a murky gold/amber with a thin white head. Quite tart and sour on the palate with a hint of underlying lemon/lime sweetness on the finish. Beef broth with hints of sour cheese. Medium bodied. Quite creamy with sharp carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1290) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 (bottle, thanks Brewfiend) Pours a light hazy amber with a white head that diminishes rapidly. Very sour, funky aroma. Very crisp sour taste, with a good dry finish.

Pours a hazy glowing orange with a white head that retains nicely. Great aroma with a mixture of funk, cheese, brett, cut grass, lemon, lemon cookies, and unripe peach. This smells wonderful. Flavors of apricot, tart apple, and peach skin immediately greet the tastebuds, and the beer suddenly switches to the more acidic lemon, oak, and brett within the mid-palate. This rounds out to a nice earthy, woody oak finish that lingers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Nice sour nose and body. Plenty of barnyard funk. Orange body with faint head. Faint cheese undertone that I dont think should have been there but that only detracted mildly from the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1285) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Brewfiend] Pours very cloudy with white head. Nice sour aroma. Taste is also quite sour with a slight bitterness at the end. Solid beer, but not the best gueuze out there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle: Golden in color, slight haze, moderate to large foamy white head, clingy lacing.   Sour nose, notes of wheat and oak.   Very minor pale fruit skin, ones that I would say are under ripened because of their sourness.   Has a little funk, barnish, perhaps a little horse blanket.   Certainly tart on the tongue, bordering on sour.   Quite dry, with hints of immature Apple skin, granny smith like.   Minor sweetness, balances out the tart aspect rather well.   Fairly full bodied, moderate mouthfeel.   Finishes very dry.   Very good, albeit somewhat middle of the road.   Tiz very clean too.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3775) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Hazy amber of color with a small white head. An aroma of rubber, oak and sour notes. A flavor of burnt rubber, hints of sweets and sour notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2007
750 ml corked bottle 6/30/07: Very light amber w/ a short lived white head. Leathery, earthy, barnyardy brett aromas to start. Lightly catty. Very little malt character, and lightly tart in the aroma w/ a hint of vinegar. Gets fecal as it warms. Tart to lightly sour, dry finish. Not mouth puckering, and has a sugary flavor, but it is quite dry. The flavor doesnt seem quite as complex as the aroma, and the aftertaste is tart and earthy. Light acetic flavor but its not strong, and adds to the complexity of flavors. High level of carbonation, lighter body, and dry m/f. Im still not a big fan of lambics... AKA sour beers. I can appreciate them for what they are, but Im not sure Ill ever get completely into sour beers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a large white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing. Aroma is very acidic with notes of green apple, citrus, and light barnyard. Taste is green apple, citrus, light oak, light barnyard, and very sour. Medium thin very tart mouthfeel. Probably the most sour Gueuze Ive ever had but very, very delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Courtesy Knightly Spirits. Pours a dark and murky orange color with an amber backdrop. A half inch of off-white head has strong retention. Good lacing. Nose is large sour yeast and strong notes of crisp green apple. Enormous bite of vinegar-esque sourness with a hint of wood and more sour apple. High carbonation is displayed on the palate and by fierce jet-streams that rocket upward to the head. Huge, cloying body. This is the lowest rating Ive ever given a gueuze, due to the slightly over-powering vinegar notes. Not the best Ive had, but still good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2007
75 cl bottle. The head is a bit fading in the end but starts off with at lovely frothy head. A cellary aroma blended with citrus and oak. The flavor is a mixture of different spices with the gueuze tartness, still a bit too dry to leave anything sensational on the palate. Nevertheless a decent gueuze.


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