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Oude Gueuze - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,018 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,018
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 103
Gots: 176 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-21-2001

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Budinetz
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Pours a golden straw color with an inch or so of foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Visible lacing lightly represented around the glass. Smells of Brett, barnyard, dry grass, hay. A slight detection of fruit is present as well. Tastes very tart, sour, slightly bitter on the finish. Although it's bitter on the finish it is a pleasant bitterness that compliments the tartness. Pretty awesome tasting gueuze, drinkable at 6%, and readily available. Makes this a home run!

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged, bought this somewhere I don't quite recall, prob. had it in the fridge for a year or so. Poured into Lost Abbey stemware.

A- Bright orange in the glass, nice clarity, and a big snowy head. Settles with some faint but attractive lacing after the initial pour.

S- Serious stank coming off this. Tart, unripe fruit, sour twang in the nostrils.

T- The unripe fruit comes back in the way of a granny smith apple. There's not as much funk as in the nose. There is some saltiness to it- some cheesy (hops?) flavors as well. Bold flavors that really come together well- this beer is a shot in the arm (or tongue).

M- A bit of a burn on this one. Sharp flavors. I like it, but it wears on ya a bit. Still very enjoyable.

O- Great stuff. 'Nuff said.

Photo of Dukeofearl
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slight hazy golden color with a HUGE off-white head. Aroma is tart, organic, almost pee-like in its intensity. That sounds disgusting, but it isn't. Words fail me here, but it is really interesting- am I starting to like this style???? Flavor is tart and sour, puckerful in its intensity, getting stronger at the back of the throat. Earthy, wet ground. Sour apples, unripe pears (I love unripe pears), and sour, sour, sour...

I used this beer as my packing companion for my first "it's all about the beer trip", my 2004 Belgium trip for the Belgian Beer Paradise in Brussels. What a sendoff!!!!

Photo of Lemke10
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a cloudy, golden amber color with a foamy head. The aroma is slightly sweet and yeasty. The taste is sweet with lots of sugar, slightly tart, and leaves a lingering bitter taste. This is very tasty and a decent lambic for the price. With a good full texture this a lambic that delivers.

Photo of impending
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFLpunk
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL green glass cork and cage finished bottle. "Lotnr B."

Appearance: Hazy orange with golden hues and creamy white head when agitated.

Nose: Smokey, woody orange and tangerine, peach and other stone fruits. Sour aromas all around. Dry dusty hay joins the party.

Palate: Super tart, but really really clean. Sour peach, sour apricot, flavors of wood (not texturally though), white grapefruit. Finish has some bright green olive notes.

Notes: Perhaps the best and most drinkable straight gueuze I've had to date.

Photo of utopiajane
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A delightful pop from the cork and this poured out sunshine golden straw color. Light and a bit cloudy. A voluptuous head of white foam that settled to a thin cap and collar and champagne effervescence. It’s heaven to look at. The nose is strong and delicious with yeast, brett funk, barnyard and hay, musty wood a bit of vinegar and sweet hint of white grape and citrus. Taste is mouth watering, juicy and sour. Lemon, plenty of earthy funk, sour with some pear and green apple. Malt is light grain. It’s simplicity on the palate and each sip has you asking for more. Nice dry finish and a little oak and vanilla in the aftertaste. This was a wild and refreshing gueuze.

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of pjs234
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of cestlavie
5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to my brother Andy for sharing this one with me. Poured into a chalice. The body is a light slightly hazy golden color with just a thin layer of bubbly white head and lots of visible carbonation. No real retention and just a thin ring of lace. The smell is tart apples, barnyard, yeast and slight vinegar. The taste is tart and slightly sweet apples with a bit of must and vinegar to the tart finish. The mouthfeel is light with ample carbonation and the drinkability is great on this light easy drinking beer.

Photo of touchmeimsac
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of aforbes10
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle bought at City Wide in South Bend. Pours a clear straw color with a bubbly dusting of a head. Looks quite effervescent. Smells massively sour, also has a horseiness and overripe citrus in the nose. Taste is a sinus clearing sourness at first. Nice clean malt backbone comes through fast afterwards. Sourness becomes a stable/hay flavor and is less intense after a couple of sips. Delicate but complex flavor with pineapple and grapefruit notes. very tasty. Medium bodied and clean feel, not as bubbly in the mouth as it looks. Top notch. very clean and tasty while also feeling earthy and old-world.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of GreenCard
3.45/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Notes from the 20/09/2003 "de Lambikstoempers" tasting event...

Appearance: orange-ish straw color, hazy, low head formation (just a thin crown)

Aroma: very lactic, enteric, burnt rubber (sulphur), sweaty gym socks

Flavor: quite sweet initially, but pretty tart all around, not very complex, a bit 2-dimensional, clean aftertaste

Mouthfeel: light bodied, citric

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of KeefD
2.99/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Review from tasting notes. Pale orange, hazy. Aroma is slighty vegetal, spicy, and sour to say the least. Horse blanket and dirty feet funkyness. Not all that appealing. Flavor follows suit, but not as strong as the nose. Very sour and tart, some fruitiness, slightly medicinal. Low carbonation, very slick on the tongue. I like the funk and the sour, but this is a bit much for my personal taste. I'm sure there are many who appreciate it for the style, and more power to them. Just can't see myself seeking more of this out. Drinking more than one at a time would be overwhelming for me. I like sour beers very much, but there are other sour styles I would rather partake in.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%

Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
94 out of 100 based on 1,018 ratings.