Oude Gueuze - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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Reviews by mdvatab:
4.45/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 12.7oz bottle into Bordeaux glass.
Aroma: Big burst of barnyard funkiness... Lemon, dry hay, horseblanket, some spicy phenols, and a touch of vinegar.
Appearance: One finger of bright white head. Slightly hazy golden-orange body. Nice effervesence is visible through side of the glass.
Flavor: Goaty funk initially. tart lemon and hay make the mouth water. Very subtle haylike sweetness underlies, accompanied by chalkiness, and cheesy hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body and medium carbonation. (I would have enjoyed a bit more carbonation.) Tartness is mouth-puckering up front, but funky flavors lead to a very dry finish.
Overall: Not a Cantillon or 3F, but definitely a solid substitute. Lots of complexity in the aroma and flavor. Definitely scratched my sour itch-- I recommend you give it a shot!
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2011 03:25:31 | More by mdvatab
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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
Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
94 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.