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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: 1199   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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3.8
emacgee (4708) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Poured a soft hazy yellow with a creamy white head. The nose is tart, sour, vinous, muscadine, funky, dry. The flavor is also very tart and sour, yeasty and funky, acidic with a light waxyness. Tart and carbonated mouthfeel.

4
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle at Spuyten. Hazy light orange with a medium, dissipating off white head. Aroma: funky and sour, with sour apple, citrus, horseblanket, pepper, oak, and cheese. Taste is nice, with alot of sour fruit- apples, citrus, pepper, funky socks, old cheese, damp wood and some vinegar. Very mild sweetness across the palate. This was a nice gueze, enjoyed it.

3.3
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, sour. Sour and bitter flavour that becomes sweeter in the end. Quite good.

4
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2008
At Cafe Bar Le Duc ’s Hertogenbosch (NL). A hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a nice, small but fast white head. This stays very long. The aroma is woody, sour. Also fruity with some bitter. The taste is sour/biiter, but it fades to gentle sour/sweet. It’s a fresh beer. As aftertaste the sour with sweet stays for a while. Another very good geuze

3.2
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Old review from 2006, need to re-rate this.

Poured a cloudy yellow color, leaves a light lacing around the glass. Smell was sour and funky, definate barnyard smell. Taste was sour and reminded me of a horse in a barn eating rotten fruit. Average carbonation and light bodied. I couldn’t drink all of mine, I just didn’t care for it.

Additional info: I’m sure this is spot on for the style, but this was my first try at the style. I didn’t seem to care for Oud Bruin’s the first time I tried them, but I love them now. So even though this won’t be given high scores from me, I definately think it’s worth trying and I will be trying it again, hopefully enjoying then.

4
travita (5008) - 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
durhambeer (2585) - 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. Can’t wait to age a few and try again in a few years. Simply great.

3.3
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
MatSciGuy (924) - 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
PilsnerPeter (3049) - 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.


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