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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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Brandt

Montana

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer pours a pale straw yellow color and is slightly cloudy with a large white rocky head

the smell on this throws off a huge brett character and offers up much of the barnyard and horse funk that can be expected with this. the smells here are a dirty wool blanket and horsey as well as some more eathy mossy notes. there is also an oak character that can be picked up on.

taste was highly acidic and the straw flavor stood up to the sourness so as not to be left behind. the wood/oak flavors come in for the tail end of the taste never leaving sourness as the only flavor.

this beer finishes with a lingering lasting sour tang and a vigirous carbonation that makes the tongue tingle after the beer is gone. this is a nice earth version of the gueuze and a real treat.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 21:51:30 | More by Brandt
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metter98

New York

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured clear golden yellow in color with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. A very light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are lots of sour aromas in the nose along with notes of yeast and barnyard funkiness.
T: The taste has a moderate amount of sourness and is somewhat vinous with notes of apples, grapes, lemons, oak, vinegar and yeast. The taste becomes more complex as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light-bodied and very smooth on the palate. A little bit of viscosity is evident because of the minimal amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very drinkable for the style because the sourness is not very overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 18:34:25 | More by metter98
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OutlawJoseyWales

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 750 ml bottle into my dogfish head snifter.

orange/gold with a finger of white foam.

smells of lemon, horseblanket and band-aids.

taste is peppery, with notes of lemon, vinegar, acid, horseblankety funk and just plain old sour.

very nice geuze, taste is complex, but subtle compared to some others of the style. well crafted and a good representation of the geuze. definitely get this if your love belgian lambic beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 08:10:45 | More by OutlawJoseyWales
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Xul

California

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a translucent golden with some light amber highlights, capped by a frothy two finger head. The head settles down to about a half finger rather quickly and leaves light lacing in its wake.

S: Opens up with a moderate lemony tartness, both lemon zest and a bit of a lemon juice aroma, followed by a good deal of oak and some resulting vanilla notes. Light to moderate barnyard notes along with green apple and some fleeting whiffs of berries and sweet grapes.

T: Tartness right up front with a moderate level of acidity, comprised of sour lemons and tart green apples. Oak comes in to smooth the flavor out with some light barnyard elements, before going into a sweet and sour finish with elements of vanilla, green apples and lemon zest.

M: Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Has a touch of creaminess, yet enough bubbles to still leave the tongue feeling a bbit prickly.

D: Not the most drinkable gueuze I've ever had, but very refreshing and finishes balanced enough to not leave your mouth feeling beat up after every sip.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 00:38:51 | More by Xul
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very thin, white head that is gone almost instantly reveals a golden/amber/orange beer with lots of active carbonation. Just the slightest haze.

S: I can smell it from two feet away. Cooked sweet vinegar. Tart apples. Funky cheese. No hops, no malt, this nose is entirely a best of yeast.

T: Sharp and acidic on the first taste. Still a vinegar-esque taste. Pairs pretty good with my brie on toast. This is funky, and I think many wouldn't like it. It's interesting, there isn't much citrus in the taste despite the acidity, though maybe some very astringent lemon juice. I haven't quite figured out all these tastes, but this is leading me down the dark side for sure.

M: Despite the low carbonation the acidity keeps the beer sharp and light.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 16:26:19 | More by mdwalsh
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled October 2012

A: Pours a very slightly hazy medium to dark golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and just a touch of orange highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy but slightly fizzy off-white head that quickly reduces to a mottled extremely thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong sour aromas with some barnyard funkiness and just a touch of yeast.

T: Moderate amounts of sourness upfront with some light to moderate flavors of vinegar, white wine, white grapes, apple, lemon/citrus, and oak. There is also a light presence of yeast + funkiness in the taste and relatively little bitterness.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and viscous with some light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness in the finish.

O: There is a decent amount of complexity to the smell and the taste of this beer that only increases as the beer warms up. This beer is not too sour for the style so is pretty approachable even for folks new to the style. Just enough funkiness to keep it interesting. Relatively easy to drink, especially for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 22:53:46 | More by dbrauneis
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle. "lot F"
Serving this a tulip glass.

Light apricot tinted orangey gold. VERY small whitish head. This looks like it is lacking in carbonation...

Smells oaky and peppery... Very big and prominent sourness in this beer, and that is how I like my gueuze!

Dry, white pepper, oak, and very sour and acidic. Very nice.

Body is light/medium with low, but acceptable, carbonation.

Overall, this is a very nice and sour gueuze. Nice dry finish. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 21:24:02 | More by AleWatcher
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twilight

Germany

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I actually had my entire house try this one before I had even tried it. "It tastes like it's gone bad" and "This is really disgusting" were the general consensus. So it goes. However, on my first sip, I was like, whoa! The pour is orange-ish with a little head, The smell is sour, but not vinegary. It was enough to intrigue my friends. The taste. Hmmm.... It has this lactic acid thing going on coupled with that sourness that isn't quite sour, as it goes kind of round before finishing off to a slightly bitter slight sour aftertaste. Gueze is definitely an acquired taste, but to me it's like fruit but with the sourness instead of the sweetness. Mouthfeel is good. Not too much carbonation. Drinkability is okay, but I'm not sure I could drink it all night. One bottle is definitely fine for me...

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2004 03:21:44 | More by twilight
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a hazy consistency. Some floaties. There was an inch of fairly long-lasting, foamy head. OK lacing.

S: A very vinegary aroma, with traces of citrus, some other kind of fruit and malt. Has a very funky character.

T: A super sour flavor. Lots of vinegar, sour apples, lemon, and malt. This sort of flavor will not appeal to everyone, but it is complex and unusual.

M: A fairly low amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: While this isn't something I'd would drink on a regular basis, it is an interesting and flavorful experience. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 12:06:45 | More by avalon07
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WesWes

New York

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #2000

The beer pours a golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale malt scent that is completely soured; very nice. It's so tart it makes my toes curl. The taste is awesome! This is the most sour beer I've ever tried. The recipe is basic:pale malt and lambic yeast. There is no hop character at all. It has a woody component to it that really comes through in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a kick ass beer. It makes my face pucker after even the tiniest sip. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2008 01:01:06 | More by WesWes
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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a nice beer, and a great value! Pours a nice hazy golden color with some white head. Smell is refreshing, nice tart and sour notes--lemons, apples, a hint of funk, bit of mustiness. Very nice. Taste delivers more of the same, puckeringly tart with some really nice lemon notes. Apple and oak sneak in there too. Very nice. MF is light with some good carbonation, astringent finish. Great drinkability, tremendous beer for the price. An $11.99 750 mL gueuze of this quality is pretty tough to find.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 06:26:26 | More by LordAdmNelson
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larryi86

Delaware

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter

A- A hazy orange color with a very small white head.

S- Horse blanket, funk, sour lemons, oak.

T- Sour lemons, very sour, getting some apples, some vinegar, funky finish with some oak.

M- Crisp, medium body, sourness coats your month.

O- A solid gueuze that I will pick up again. Very sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 02:17:08 | More by larryi86
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bs870621345

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with a decent amount of off white head, nice lacing.

Smells of must, hay, sour apples, that funk from brett, oak, and slightly of grapes.

Taste begins with a burst of lemon and apples settling into a combination of funk and the citric and vinegar sourness. Finishes with a tart dryness with a good amount of oak to leave a beautiful lingering freshness. Not too acidic and not too funky.

Mouthfeel is a little thick, but spot on carbonation.

Overall, this is really impressive. The kriek on Firkin scared me away for a while, but this is a good gueuze!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 03:10:02 | More by bs870621345
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mickeymac

California

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It comes in a 375 ml bottle with a cage and cork. It pours a somewhat hazy gold with a hint of peach. The smell is sour and acidic and will curl the nose hairs. The Gueuze deal is growing on me. The tase is absolutely mouth-puckering. Tart fruit, apple or lemon-soaked pear (huh?) sticks to the lips and tongue. Musty flavors are also in the mix. Next time I need to pair this with some cheese to make the experience even better.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2003 23:55:35 | More by mickeymac
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Revisiting this world famous geuze ale, this time by a 750ml green bottle, corked and caged; BB 07/08/2024, served cool in De Dolle Oerbier's long-stemmed goblet.

A: pours a clear, dark orangey-golden hue, with very fine carbonation at play and topped with a thin layer of white fluffy foam settling fast to a cap to last.
S: reasonably metallic and lactic notes rest on top of mildly salty-bitterness of old grapefruit peels; a good swirl brings up wheat-ish aroma and the restrained yet elegant woody notes of oak-ageing. Really clean and integrated overall, with almost little hint of the (in)famous stinky/funky fermented edge of wild yeast. Compared with Boon's Mariage Parfait, Oude Beersel Oude Geuze and Lindeman's Gueuze Cuvée René tasted the past three nights in a row, the aroma of this one is by far the most "moderate" and balanced, w/o a desirable "oomph" edge to it, though.
T: an effervescent swallow shows a tremendously tart attack of fresh lemonade and oak-aged cider, laced with light aromatic, tannic notes of dried citrus peels and lightly savoury bitterness. The hugely lactic foretaste is soon overtaken by a mysteriously clean and deeply dry-chewy palate as from dried root-herbs and hops. Again, just like the aroma, the funky elements and oak-woody aroma are both pretty understated on the palate, showing mild influence only in the aftertaste.
M&D: pretty fizzy at first yet softening considerably sip by sip, against a medium body and an integrated but hugely tart-fruity flavour, this oude geuze is enjoyable for the contrast between the sour foretaste and unbeatably clean yet chewy aftertaste. A geuze that never bores and thus is almost quaffable in a sense~~

* Tasting Date: 23/08/06
Freshness info. in absence. Served cool in a large Burgundy bulb wine glass.
4 A: bright, reddish-orangey amber hue, great clarity; a restrained layer of white beer head settles down fast, on top of lively yet very fine and tiny fizziness, like drizzling upside down. Elegant~~
4.5 S: tartly bitter, zesty citrus fruits, like grapefruits+lemons, while an aromatic and slightly oaky/woody apple-ish note prevails on top of the zestiness, almost like dry cider... very elegant; a close sniff reveals flint-stone like mineral note, a crisp edge of sour-yeasts, prunes, metallic hints and a good body of mild wheat-ish malts, remaining dry throughout... overall, the nose is very elegant, fruit-themed, balanced and approachable.
4.5 T: semi-sharply textured, lemon-juice like sour-bitter fruitiness overwhelms the palate in no time, added with an intensely cider-vinegary edge and a touch of Chinese salted prunes ("Hua-Mei")... slightly metallic feel emerges at the wings of the tongue, while the tangy-bitter edge of lemon zests also gradually creeps up along with more rusty mouthfeel attached to the teeth and the rear of the tongue; the aftertaste decreases in sourness and renders a very dry and chewy, woody finish with faintly mouldy and Lambiek's special stinky edge like regurgitated food. Clean and crisp in the end. Satisfying.
4 M&4.5 D: medium-bodied, the carbonation feels slightly sharp upfront, yet turning softer as it breathes; the focused flavour profile is perhaps the strongest point in this beer. It could've been more complex if given some more time to mature, I guess, but the beer as of now is already delicious and full of joy. I still wonder why no freshness info. is printed on the label...

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 19:17:04 | More by wl0307
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dasenebler

Maine

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.375ml, no dates.

Airing out the pour yielded a dense, two-finger head atop an apple juice colored body. Good layer retains and laces pretty well.

The aroma is complexly earthy and fruity: fresh herbs, wood, grass, must, sour apple and strawberry.

A lot of apple and oak on the palate. Demonstrates great depth, acidity and dryness. Rindy, tart, and citrusy flavors. Sour green apple and a bit of bright berry. Finish is lightly herbal, bitter and bone-dry, with a lingering sourness. Fine, champagne-like carbonation fades fast but was nice at first.

Piquant, refreshing and flavorful, this is a very interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 18:12:17 | More by dasenebler
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a thin off-white, creamy head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring throughout. the body was a bright amber color that looked similar to apple juice.
s - apples, pears, grapes with a little dirty gym sock thrown in.
t - mouth-puckering tart that tastes like sour apples with a little dirty funk.
m - medium thickness and a little drying.
d - very nice and complex sipper.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 18:14:01 | More by GPHarris
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Thur123

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer pour from a large green glass bottle, this feels how this beer would have poured one hundred years ago. The color is a solidly hazy honey brown color with moderate and slow carbonation, also less head than I recall from this beer. The smell is leathery with a tart and sour edge that reminds me of both white vinegar and apples. There is also a mellow banana flavor.

Glug glug glug

The flavor is instantly tart and musky. The tartness shows up in apples and lemons, with a white wine flavor that's very present as well. The muskiness comes in a very effervescent way, reminded me of leather in the middle of the profile with something very similar to hay and basement. The mouth feel is enticing as it feels both heavy on flavor, but it's as if the beer evaporates on your tongue it slides down so easy. An interesting and enticing sipper for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 22:16:46 | More by Thur123
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml corked and caged bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a dark gold/amber color with pretty much no head at all. No lacing either. Great aroma, the brew smells like funk, vinegar, lemon zest and tart cherries and apples. The beer tastes like tart apples/cherries/pears, vinegar, and funk. There's also a bit of fruity sweetness noticable too, but the lingering finish is tart. For the most part the taste is similar to the aroma. The sour/tartness is very noticable, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and dry with low carbonation. Drinkability is good. I don't know if I could drink more than one bottle of this at a time, but also I don't have any problems finishing the bottle I just drank. I think this is a good overall brew. If I was in the mood for a gueuze, I wouldn't have any problem buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 23:43:42 | More by bluejacket74
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright orange with hardly any head or lacing.

Aroma is sour lemon with some earthiness and funk.

Starts out with some fruitiness and a bit of biscuit then launches into the sour. Lemon and some earthiness take over. Finishes very lemony and dry.

Good mouthfeel with good prickly carbonation.

Very solid gueuze. Clean flavors and distinct sourness left my mouth puckering and dry.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 23:20:47 | More by jmarsh123
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into red wine glass.

A - Hazy golden orange in color. Large, 2 fingered white head rises with retention longer that I'd expect. Head settles to a moderate white collar, no lace.

S - The wild character of this brew is noted immediately. Typical barnyard funk going on, but the most noticable aroma is old leather with a touch of hay and damp rags. Earthy and peppery notes come out as well, all rounded out with a hint of lemon acidity.

T - First on the tongue are the barnyard scents from the nose, vaguely reminiscent of hay, must, and almost manure. A leathery, almost smoky flavor appears briefly mid-palate before giving way to some sourness. The sourness is undeniably lemony, but not as overpowering as some gueuze I've had. Sourness mixes with an old cheese flavor just before a touch of musty, earthy bitterness that dies off quickly. Aftertaste is slight lemon peel, but over all the finish is relatively clean.

M - Sturdy medium body with a moderate carbonation. Although the bubbles get a little lively on the sides of the tongue, they are well contained.

D - For a style that I nearly always find marginally undrinkable, Hannssens is quite drinkable. The main factor here is the lack of abosutely caustic sourness and acidity that I've experienced in other beers. Here, the sourness is much more restrained and the brett/wild character is accentuated. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 06:13:47 | More by PatrickJR
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle poured into a tulip
no date but Lotnr: H

A: Pours a golden yellow with 1 fingers width of sea foam white head, which dissipates down fairly quickly to only an outer ring and inner whisp.  A steady stream of fine bubbles can be seen racing to the top of the glass.  Leaves only traces of spotty lacing.  

S: Sours apple, pear, banana, a hint of funk but not much, sour white grape, a swirl of the glass brings out oaky notes.  

T: So sour, and I like it! Sour fruits in the form of apples, white grapes, cherry, and lime.  Oak notes on the backend, and  beligum yeast banana in the aftertaste.  A little  bit of spice and bitterness is noted towards the end of the glass.  Really delicious.

M/D: High carbonation, medium bodied, with a quick drying finish.  Drinkability is good.

O: I am not very well versed in the style, in fact I believe this is only my second Gueuze (the other one being Girardin 1882), but look out wallet, I think Ive found something here!  This could be the start of a new obsession.  I love the huge tart/sour characteristics, which is what I also look for in Saisons and Wild Ales.  With only having tried a couple, the jury is still out, but if this beer is representative of gueuze's then they could quickly become one of my favorite styles.  

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 00:49:03 | More by zac16125
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clouded, copper orange with light ruby hue. Lots of tiny bubbles attach the to the side of my tulip stem glass. Great lively carbonation. Aroma filled the room with smell of over ripened fruit and slight 'outdoorsy funk' - as if sitting in an orchard at fall time. A mutli-layered finish: first very weet, then tart, finally just plain sour. A clearly cut 3 level mouthfeel. Aroma of rotting fruit (though more pleasant than it sounds!) I would say most closely resembled apricot, pear, and apple. Very complete mouthfeel. A sugary round-a-bout finish. Carbonation high, but very controlled. Leaves a sticky feeling on your teeth. A wine-like flavour, carbonation makes it sweet, reminiscent of champagne. Flavour (slightly void, and yeasty) diminishes quickly and you’re left with not much else but over-ripe tartness. Really, not much taste, but tons of tartness. Lick your lips you get a sour sensation, as if you had eaten lots of candy. Sorta burns a hole in the back of your throat as the sourness floats around your gums. Adapted a cider-like complex as it warmed. Pretty fun!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2006 13:04:00 | More by biegaman
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n811

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Wow, just wow.

Split a 375 mL bottle with my wife. This is our first gueze - been wanting to try one for quite a while.

Poured into champagne flutes - fantastic off white fluffy head. Smell is outrageous - tart apple and musk. I'm a big fan of Jolly Pumpkin beers so once I smelled this my anticipation grew.

Taste blew me away. This is such a sour beer that I almost envisioned that I was drinking a glass of lemon juice mixed with vinegar. The initial taste is totally eye-opening. Further sampling reveals subtle flavors of almost everything imaginable from malty sweetness to faint herbal hints.

Drinkability is definitely low just due to the complexity and tartness, but this was one of the most spectacular drinks I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 00:43:58 | More by n811
Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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