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Oude Gueuze - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

893 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 91
Gots: 141 | 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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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Mother Earth tulip glass.

I've had a sour beer or two in my day, but today I decided to go headlong into a plethora of sours. First beer to tackle, one Hanssens Artisanaal Oude Gueuze. As soon as I cracked open the bottle, the aromas just gushed out of the bottle before it even touched my glass. The beer poured into the glass with a gorgeous setting-sun orange glow, but with little to no head on it. Not much carbonation, overall not too much as far as presentation goes, just a nice hazy orange lambic.

As mentioned previously, the aromas kicked my ass. Lots of lemon, extremely tart aromas, vinegar, and grapefruit. You can't help but wince when putting it to the nose. As for the mouth, you get that extreme tart flavor to match the aroma. Definitely some muscadine grapes, lemon, granny smith apple, and citrus flavors. Very clean and crisp, refreshing, and smooth.

All in all, stop reading this review! Go out and purchase this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 23:21:36 | More by hellhammermario
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ADZA

Australia

4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden amber hue with a creamy ever present two finger head and lacing here and there, the smell is horse blanket, granny smith apples, a touch of vinegar and Brett, the feel is creamy, moderately carbonated and smooth with sour tastes of apples, grapes, musty funk and finished with a Brett funkiness and overall a great interpretation of the style that id buy again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 07:05:40 | More by ADZA
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-27-2014 04:24:50 | More by DrBier
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07-26-2014 19:58:48 | More by BBlox80
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Australia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-26-2014 07:52:09 | More by heygeebee
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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illpass78

Maine

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a dense gold with a one-inch eggshell head that sticks around for a few minutes. Lacing minimal. Heavy carbonation.

Aroma: Now this is funky. The beer has a powerful aroma of lemons and funk. You can definitely understand why people say this style has a "barnyard" smell.

Taste: How much tart can you take? This is a sour beer for people who love sour beers. It tastes like lemons, citrus and overpowering sourness. It's a sipper for me - one to savor and enjoy. It also has some nice vinous quality to it.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a nice, light body. Almost summery in depth.

Overall: Someone unfamiliar with lambics will find this too abrasive - like if someone poured paint thinner into a very tart shandy. But lambic fans will love it - it hits all the notes, brings a bomb of sour flavor, and comes in that cool bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 10:54:32 | More by illpass78
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anabar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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Pennsylvania

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Kansas

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
94 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.