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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: 1188   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2003 Strong brettanomyces presence. Cloudy. Straw color. Some maltiness. Quite dry. Very very sour. Wow! My tastebuds are in revolt after drinking this beer.

Re-rate: I can't believe at one time I posted the above. My taste buds have come a long way since then. Hazy orange. Effervescent. Large white head. Strong aroma of brettanomyces and burned eraser phenolics. Fairly tart and sour, although a fair amount of sweetness to balance the beer. Somewhat dry in the finish. Medium bodied and effervescent. This is a phenomenal beer.


4.7
Betta (19) - ITALY - OCT 21, 2017
Particolarmente citrica. Schiuma quasi completamente assente. Selvaticona. Frutta.

4
dropi6 (584) - POLAND - OCT 12, 2017
Golden, slightly hazy, big head. Horse, lemon, barnyard, hay, leather, earthy. Perfect balance between sour and dry.

4
GhostS (488) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 7, 2017
Aromă medie spre puternică acră/înăcrită, malț și drojdii, ceva murături, note de butoi nespălat. Gust foarte curat amar, drojdii la minimum, mai mult lăstari de viță-de-vie, postgust de durată, plăcut acru. Foarte bună și "curată".

3.7
LouisP (574) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2017
Une bière orangée, avec une fine ligne de carbonatation, et une effervescence moyenne. Au nez, ce n'est pas très expressif, mais on détecte assez bien les brettanomyces, ainsi qu'un petit côté vinaigré qui me rappelle le vin rouge. En bouche, on sent assez bien l'acidité, de même que l'effervescence bien prononcée de cette gueuze. L'acidité, au fil de gorgées prend de l'ascendant sur l'ensemble de la bière. Manque un peu d'équilibre.

3.6
ironcontra (401) - POLAND - SEP 12, 2017
skrong sour, citrus, berries tropical fruits, hi carbo (mf very nice as a result), a good D but 1D

4.4
Scrumpy369 (915) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle shared at beeroda tasting session. Nose is raspberry and/or apple vinegar. Strong sourness, but also very fruity. Some coconut in the middle. No bitterness at all. Very exciting, but too much vinegar for me.

4.1
vinivini (2838) - Gomel, BELARUS - SEP 7, 2017
Cloudy honey. Small head. The nose is very fruity. Acidic apples. Minor barnyard, horse blanket. Light body. Medium fruity sourness on initial taste. The ending is tart with notable oak and light bitterness. Very nice.

4
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2017
Bottle @Salt Horse, Edinburgh [2nd Bottle Share]. Pours golden, no head. Nose is funk, barnyard, grapes, slight vinegar, apple. Taste is citrus fruits, lemon, yes its sour but not overly so, slight apples.

4.3
90 (732) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2017 Bought @Willems. Bottled 2016, drank it august 2017. Very young and crisp. Barnyard and horse blanket in aroma. Heavy carbonation. Very robust and thorough taste. Wild. Citrus, fresh grass. Very funky. Saliver provoking palate. Very nice yeast in aftertaste.

3.8
czlowiekmotyka (459) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 24, 2017
A proper gueze. Nice horse ass with some hay and other stableish leather aroma. A bit carbonated, gold and wild. A fine sour mid taste to tart finish. Cool one.


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