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Oude Gueuze - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

812 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%


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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Cheesemoose

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served at cellar temp. 375 pulled between three glass, one for top residu, another for the bottom sediment, and a wine tumbler for the beer itself. Let it rest in the glass for 30 min.

A hazy golden hue. White head rises semi-bubbly, though dissipates rather quickly with little to no film.

A very tart nose with a great almost apple body. Cherries come more as it rests. A sharp pepper finish.

Very tart/sour. Lemon rind, apple peel, and under ripe cherries. Earthy body, with a sharp tartness in the mid-body. Finish is crisp, with a semi-sweet finish (for the style).

Very crisp, no real body, great finish. For the style, very approachable. Could be used as a great intro into the style. Great.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 22:00:07 | More by Cheesemoose
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-19-2014 00:17:09 | More by DavidHume
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(poured with casual attention by the bartender into a tulip - 2nd/final pour by yours truly)

A: clear, pale honey-amber in color with a surprisingly durable cap of dense, creamy-frothy white foam (first half of pour)... poured in the rest (having likely been stirred by initial pour) sans last 1/2" - noticeably opaque with crumbling foam structure

S: first, a hit of earthy, sort of wheat germ graininess at its core - the bright, vaguely floral, inner layer of citrus peel comes in a step or two behind, around the perimeters

T: shifting shades of blinding, tart, dry citrus from start to finish - smooth shock of bitterness... with sediment poured in, a nutty element emerges in the finish... quintessential, pinpoint gueuze elements throughout

M: bright, tart smack up front, followed by a brief fuzzy funk, finally popping off and softly scattering out quite dry... nothing residual except for a delicate bitter numbness

O: fantastic gueuze - just what I wanted - just what I dream of (for the most part)

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 08:05:40 | More by Bouleboubier
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Raziel313

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-18-2014 07:56:28 | More by Raziel313
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a fizzy off-white head that eventually reduces, leaving just a bit floating on top

S- lemon juice mixes with dried hay and barnyard funk aromas, fruity notes of peach and pear, musty and earthy yeast

T- big shot of puckering sourness up front, eventually gives notes of lemon peel, pear and peach. Funky yeast adds a musty tone with notes of dried hay and woodsy flavors, fruity lingers

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a slick and foamy mouthfeel with a bone dry, picking finish

O- big puckering notes on the aroma and taste, very good overall

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 21:00:50 | More by Treyliff
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-09-2014 14:50:04 | More by JimmyAloysius
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-09-2014 10:33:59 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-08-2014 20:34:06 | More by afsdan
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brianmandell

New York

3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle recently stocked by the local bottle shop. Pours a hazy golden-amber. No lacing.

Aroma is earthy funk and grass with bright lemon character and vinegar.

Taste is candied lemon up front (like a lemonhead) with some lemon rind and other fruits including apple and grape. There is a funky base of earth, grass and oak but not as much as the smell would suggest. There is also a slightly metallic aftertaste. Very sour - the Hanssens seems to contain a higher amount of acetic acid than Cantillon or 3F Gueuze. It has a very vinegary taste and sensation I can feel in the back of my throat. I felt the same way about the Hanssens Oude Kriek; however, the gueuze is more drinkable than the kriek. There is a cloying sweetness, which in combination with the vinegar and the moderate, prickly carbonation made for a beer that is less drinkable than I was hoping. I love gueuze and this is not a bad beer for your gueuze fix. However, both 3F and Cantillon are much better.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 22:07:45 | More by brianmandell
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big thanks to perthbelgianbeer for this one !

Drank from my Cantillon Geuze glass

A - Pours a cloudy Orange straw colour. Pure white head reduces to a thin film that retains well.

S - Very tart, lemon peel, grass and wet wood.

T - Very oaky flavour, preserved lemons come to mind. The tartness is quite intense and the finish long.

M - Medium body with fullish carbonation

O - A great Geuze and well worth a try

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 09:40:48 | More by eric5bellies
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-28-2014 18:45:42 | More by MrPlayboy
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jaywes754

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-27-2014 00:32:40 | More by jaywes754
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jborg

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-26-2014 01:32:47 | More by jborg
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MadScientist

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-24-2014 00:46:58 | More by MadScientist
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bkonk10

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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msimone372

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-21-2014 02:44:05 | More by msimone372
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dansmcd

Australia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-19-2014 11:53:13 | More by dansmcd
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vfgccp

New York

4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Bright opaque orange hay body. Fine pure white head settles into a thick halo. Ok retention and low lace.

S - Complex nose, tart and savory. Tart peach, tart lemon rind, bread crust, red grapes, dried grass, apple cider, thai basil, honey.

T - Bold and oaky. Firm assertive oak, preserved lemons, bready malt backdrop, bright herbal cilantro and lemon thyme, earthy dry wheat stalks.

M - Dry, medium body with a nice bright carbonation.

O - A fantastic gueuze; well blended and well balanced. A great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 21:05:10 | More by vfgccp
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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scottgoblue314

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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shehateme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-08-2014 22:00:36 | More by shehateme
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-05-2014 16:40:30 | More by PatB1987
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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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