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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: 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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Leighton (21868) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a light, off-white head. Orange citrus, acidic and woody aroma. Fairly sweet, citric with sour fruits. Light to medium in body with lively carbonation. Finishes very dry with lingering sourness. Very good.

3.4
Beerhunter111 (21817) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours almost clear deep golden colour with small white head. Aroma of tart fruits, pale malt, glue, vanilla. Taste of sour malt, pale fruits, wood, herbs, nice!

3.9
Rasmus40 (21474) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle @ Nuetnigenough, Bruxelles. Clear golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, barnyard, woody and citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and rather acidic. Dry and rather acidic finish. 170712

3.5
fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2001
Citrusy, woody aroma, really strong. Sour, vinegar taste, dry; some fruit flavours. Bitter-sour palate. Balanced, not oustanding, 'pure' gueuze.

4
Koelschtrinker (20782) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 14, 2011
Saures, tonangebendes Aroma, dabei fruchtig-spritzig, der saure Ton bleibt bestehen. Es wirkt sehr abgerundet und wird noch saurer, daneben etwas würzig. Komplexes, aber ausgewogenes Bier. Test vom 30.5.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,13,12,13,8,13 - 12,40

3.8
Theydon_Bois (20199) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle split with JF post fry up, 18/08/13. Pours a hazed golden orange with a good sized frothy white head. Nose is musty, dank wood, lemon rind, cobwebs, tarte apple skins. Taste comprises dank wood, lemon rind, tarte grape skins, dry rot, musty, burnt hay, earthy, funk. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp and dry in the execution.

3.6
harrisoni (19006) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle from Utobeer, I think. I keptthis for ages waiting for the right moment. I love gueuze but know that it will normally fall into the 3.8-4.2 range for me as the sourness makes it too extreme for me. Beautiful amber colour, with thin ring of off white head. Sour funky aroma. Really funky actualy. Sharp in mouth. Lemon juice and more funkiness in mouth. Sharp funky lemon finish. Pretty extreme to be honest, very acidic. I prefer Girardin and Boon to this. Still a lovely example of this limited beer style.

3.6
saxo (18960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2009
Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sour and cheesy. Nice bitter and sour finish.

3.6
rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2004
Pale, not much head. Fresh yeasty sourish aroma with grapefruit. Grapefruit in the flavor as well, sourish and sour. Good body and a classy geuze even if I still have to learn alittle about this kind of beer...

3.9
mcberko (18434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy orangey gold with a small white head. Aroma brings out medium acidic notes, light horse blanket, very low funk for a gueuze, and some tart apricot-like fruits. Flavour brings out lightly tart apricots, medium acidity, low barnyard funk, and some light white wine-y notes. Finishes medium acidic and a little vinous. Very dry palate, with no sweetness and medium sourness for the style -- fairly low funky quality for the style. Excellent stuff.


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