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Oude Gueuze - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

947 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 947
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 93
Gots: 152 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-21-2001)
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DCLAguy11, Saturday at 11:13 PM
Photo of weirdohappy
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

First Lambic style beer. Very unique flavor. Would liken to a sour champagne of sorts. Nice deep golden apricot color, nice foamy head upon pour. Very much enjoyed drinking this. Nice departure from the normal range of ale/ipa/lager/stout that one normally buys at the beer store .

weirdohappy, Saturday at 02:17 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Allurex, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Budinetz
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Pours a golden straw color with an inch or so of foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Visible lacing lightly represented around the glass. Smells of Brett, barnyard, dry grass, hay. A slight detection of fruit is present as well. Tastes very tart, sour, slightly bitter on the finish. Although it's bitter on the finish it is a pleasant bitterness that compliments the tartness. Pretty awesome tasting gueuze, drinkable at 6%, and readily available. Makes this a home run!

Budinetz, Sep 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

drinkinmiles, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ShriverMO, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Falcone, Sep 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

msquared36, Sep 11, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

Akora, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

dfhhead25, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BoilerUpNavy, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of wedge
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%

Shining gold color with a loose collection of large bubbles for a head that fizzles away quickly. Aroma opens with a funky acidity and musty wood, leading to some apple and earthiness. Wet hay, organics, cherry, barnyard. Flavor brings a bracing sourness, acetic wood, lemon acidity, apples, and dust. Medium bodied, acidic, and puckering. Great lingering gum-sucking sourness. Tasty!

wedge, Sep 08, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

xhernanx13, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Beervana, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Kramerbarthomer, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

natbarr, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

ambiguousfigures, Sep 06, 2014
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2.68/5  rDev -36.9%

beerdog205, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%

Bottle
Pours a light yellow golden, hazy with a decent amount of fluffy head that fades to irretrievable with time. The smell is lemon and spoiled milk, but with a grassy note behind the tartness.

The taste follows the nose quite well. Lemon/lime pretty flat tartness, quite acetic overall. Provides a puckering effect, for sure, but a subdued one. The sides of the mouth draw in a bit, but the tongue can handle it, lending towards a smoother feel than otherwise expected. There is also a somewhat wheat-like taste in the end, perhaps mellowing out the bite (I could easily be imaging the exact flavor, but something balances the original tartness).

A decent, straightforward sour, tending just to the "tart" side of "sour" (per my own scale). The beer doesn't have too much depth, but that's not necessarily the point of a sour, in my mind. Given that it's an import and a sour, I'd have to consider cost, but this is a definite once-in-a-while beer.

cjgiant, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

BMart, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4.82/5  rDev +13.4%

Outstanding gueuze with a delicate, oily body; light but fluffy head that lingers for a bit before dissipating; and a zesty flavor profile of savory and slightly sweet, lemon-like flavors.

Wobbly, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

mattfancett, Aug 28, 2014
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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
94 out of 100 based on 947 ratings.