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Oude Gueuze - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

883 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 883
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 90
Gots: 142 | FT: 15
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 +3.8%
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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JustinQ

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-18-2012 02:30:41 | More by JustinQ
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-16-2012 23:56:55 | More by muskiesman
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ctwinne


5/5  rDev +17.9%

09-15-2012 21:53:55 | More by ctwinne
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12%

09-14-2012 17:30:36 | More by ReeseMax3
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange with a billowing white foamy head on top. Great head retention and plenty of thick lacing clings to the glass.

S: Nice tart lemon aroma mixed with some barnyard funk and must. Very sharp tartness in the aroma. Gets a bit funkier as the beer warms.

T: Again, a piercing tartness/sour component right away with some lemon and green apple flavors mixed with a little bit of funk and wood.

M: Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O: A little pricey, but a nice gueuze for sure. Nice blend of fruit/sour/must. Would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 03:17:12 | More by mdaschaf
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bentonquest

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12%

09-11-2012 19:50:07 | More by bentonquest
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ccrida

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is darker gold with lots of streaming bubbles forming a fairly large, somewhat loose white head.

Smell is grapefruit citrus, a little overripe fruit, a touch musty.

Taste is pithy and tart, but not overly so. Really nice minerality.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, but a touch on the watery side.

Drinkability is high, it's a delicious beer. Classic gueuze, made to be highly drinkable and quenching, yet still offering depth of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 20:59:57 | More by ccrida
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-09-2012 02:53:20 | More by pjs234
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

09-05-2012 02:50:39 | More by DelicateDelirium
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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-04-2012 00:54:19 | More by brotherloco
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schteve825

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-31-2012 21:30:43 | More by schteve825
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beerpadawan

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-27-2012 18:27:43 | More by beerpadawan
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-20-2012 17:23:21 | More by FullObs
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a frothy, off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is vinegar, wood, musty and grapefruit. Flavor is sour, acidic, vinegar, wood, earthy and citrus (grapefruit). Mouthfeel is light, sour, flat and a bit watery. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 01:16:54 | More by mtstatebeer
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml green bottle into a Hanssens Gueuze-Kriek branded gueuze glass

Pours a beautiful golden amber with a one and half finger bright white fizzy head. Superb retention and some splotchy lacing is left behind as the brew is consumed. The aroma has hard cider and champagne notes. Perfect level of tart and sour, fruit notes that resemble apple and pear peel as well very light citrus accents and grassy notes. Finishes dry and lip puckeringly sour. An elite top tier gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 04:11:02 | More by chanokokoro
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-08-2012 20:40:59 | More by TEAMHOLT
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KalH

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12%

08-02-2012 03:05:30 | More by KalH
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fields336

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL cork and cage bottle. Notched Lotnr: D

A: Light gold to orange with little head, but a slight off white ring around the glass. bubbles are present

S: barnyard, acetic, tart, funky, huge brett notes, sweat, feet, lactic, vanilla, sweetness, lemon peel, apple skin.

T: Tart acidic, funky, brett, green apple skin, lemon, vanilla, earthy, citrus, slight sweetness, vinegar sourness, a tart funkiness that does not leave your tongue

M: Effervescent and dry as a bone, whets your palate for more

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 01:54:51 | More by fields336
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badgerman

California

3/5  rDev -29.2%

07-30-2012 05:39:24 | More by badgerman
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cmoody91

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-29-2012 23:03:05 | More by cmoody91
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz green bottle with a LOTNR G notch.

A - Pours a hazy golden honey color with a white head that forms a nice collar.

S - Funkadelic! Sour cheese comes to mind, sour lacto, vinegar, earthy basement musk, rotten wood.

T - Bright lemons, peaches, apples, a puckering and salty sourness begins to come through full force and turns to a sharp acidic apple cider vinegar character. A sharp orange citrus bite rides to the end finishing crisply acidic and slightly astringent.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, puckering sour, crisp.

By far the funkiest aroma I have ever smelled from a beer. Bright tangy sourness with a serious musky funk. The acidity almost burns the throat. This was a joy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 02:24:01 | More by StaveHooks
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Apricot hue and hazy with a fairly thick head that eventually fades to a thin steady head and great lacing

S: Obviously tart with lots of apples, cider, vinegar, cherries, lactic acid, grainy and delicious smelling

T: So tart and dry with fruity nuances; some apples and grassy grains; but mostly just a super tart beer--not too much funk--though a little of that cheesy funk in the finish

F: Fairly light bodied and dry but it's just what this beer should be

O: Such a delicious sour beer; so seemingly simple and yet there is a beautiful complexity underneath

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 18:46:35 | More by dbossman
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bashiba

Iowa

3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep and hazy golden orange with a huge pillowy off white head, nice lacing.

The smell is heavy lactic acid sourness with a hint of oak.

The flavor is not as sour as I expected, just a nice light clean lactic sourness with a heavy tannic oak flavor lingering long into the finish. Has a mild bit of an herbal quality sneaking through a bit as well.

The mouthfeel has nice carbonation with a very dry finish.

A solid Gueuze, but could be a touch more sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 23:28:00 | More by bashiba
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-22-2012 19:12:00 | More by polishkaz
Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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