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Oude Gueuze - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

809 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 809
Reviews: 438
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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tectactoe

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks, Kevin. This is one that I've eyed up numerous times, but for some reason never walked out of the store with it. Golden, yellow body, very nice for a gueuze with a solidifying chill haze that cascades throughout. The foamy white head looks as though it might hang around for a while before it quickly scatters and reduces to almost nothing, leaving no lacing behind.

Wow, the aroma has exceedingly generous amounts of farmhouse funk. Sweat socks, wet wood, muddled and musty barnyard floors, wet hay... it's all there, side by side with a super acidic and tart green apple skin and lemon rind fruitiness that kicks the tartness up just a notch. When a beer smells this sour, you can only imaging how it's going to taste.

Wonderful balance of funk and tartness with each and every sip; lots of tart, unripe apples and lemon juice, very puckering and tickling the senses in nearly every way possible. The sourness has a mild lactic quality; not much vinegar, but certainly a little acidic. A few sips into this one and I'm kicking myself for not having purchased this sooner.

The funk, while not *quite* as huge as in the aroma, is still very much present on the palate. Musty and wet oak board, funky bales of hay, and a multitude of other barnyard-like flavors will have their way with the palate before the bottle is gone. A nice, biting acidic finishes things off and leaves your palate with the unabashed dryness that's expected from gueuze. Crisp and thin body with a sharp, heavily carbonated mouth feel.

Color me impressed... While I do not believe this is a world-beater level gueuze (which, in all fairness, is one of the hardest leaderboards to climb), it's still pretty damn good, and it's even more appealing due to its (relatively) reasonable price-point and superb availability. Sometime to tide over your gueuze yearning after you drink your last Cantillon... don't pass this one up like I did.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 19:14:17 | More by tectactoe
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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%

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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%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Australia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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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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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
94 out of 100 based on 809 ratings.