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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1201   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
Skyview (6115) - 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.

4
badgerben (5373) - 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 (3697) - 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 (16543) - 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 (13927) - 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 (12932) - 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 (10751) - 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.

3.6
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Vastly underappreciated. Wonderfully tart, with some great acidity, what I like to call pucker power. Lightly fruity, with some sour grapes, and apple skins, which leads into a bit of vinous cidery qualities. It has that barnyard funk throughout, and is really quite enjoyable if you are into all things sour.

4.3
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Rated 4/15/2008. 4.1. Green small corked bottle. Brisk lactic tang. Cotton, horse barn, and peach flesh. Icy. Nice vibrant fresh wheat, funk products and acid. Delightful. Hazed gold, with tint of pluot flesh. Graced with a rim of clean white head. Soft, wheat-filled acid dominates the flavor. A bit of green olive juice and tangerine rind dapples the for-palate. Nips of pale fruit grace the the mid-palate. Pears, apricots, and white nectarine. A good symphony of flavors moving between well-integrated acids, light sweetness and brisk alcohol. Fresh and summery. Grain-heads blend with grapes to finish of the body. Crisp and lively. A very nice gueuze. A fitting 1200!

Been sitting on a small 2007 bottle for a few years. Wanted to see what this behaved like at 5 years. Totally worth saving and totally worth opening. Dammit this is stellar. Big super-funk and oak nose, with an immediate tart presence. Oh for that acidity, I would walk 100 miles. Clean, completely mouth puckering and rich with farmhouse grain character. A fantastic start to spring. Beautifully carbonated and not a big oxidized. Could have probably gone another 5-10 years easily.

4.1
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 8, 2008
Thx for another great tasting, Kim (Beljohansen): yummiie...bubbly and short head, leather and grape, and very sour


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