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Oude Gueuze - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

874 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 874
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 90
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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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
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Czar_chasm

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

07-21-2012 04:20:50 | More by Czar_chasm
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tdjb

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-19-2012 23:10:08 | More by tdjb
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dos258

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-15-2012 21:29:21 | More by dos258
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Lantern


4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-15-2012 20:01:09 | More by Lantern
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-14-2012 00:44:04 | More by Kmccabe33
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Bottle with a champagne cork. Pours a very bold clear amber with a light tan head.

S: Fruity and sour. More fruity than other gueuze styles I've had.

T: Very sour but it fades after the first couple sips into something more fruity. Hints of strawberrys some yeasty notes as well.

M: Sits very sour a bit of alcohol comes through. Lots of carbonation.

Overall pretty good. Decently light but it still has some good flavors and a good fruitiness.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 22:12:37 | More by Jamesthebrit
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Damian

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a 750 ml/1 pint 10,4 fl. oz corked and caged bottle purchased at Berman's Wine & Spirits, Lexington, MA
Lotnr: B
Served in a traditional Belgian tumbler

The beer poured a remarkably clear, medium amber color. A one-finger head of creamy, eggshell colored foam topped the liquid. Small chunks of lacing clung to the glass.

The aroma was crisp and snappy. Powdery and dry initially. Strong vinegar notes. Lots of Brett. Somewhat musty. Quite sour overall. Definitely more tart than funky. I was prepared for this beer to be a whopper. The sourness seemed to intensify as the beer warmed.

The flavor profile was tart and refreshing, but not as sour as the nose lead me to anticipate it being. Moderately acidic. Tons of lemon. Lots of white vinegar. Some wheatiness came through in the center. The finish was very tart, acidic and vinegar-like, but surprisingly balanced. It seemed that there was enough sweetness from the malts to keep things in check. Some earthy notes came through as well.

The liquid was medium bodied with a very fine and mild effervescence. This felt more like an unblended lambic than a typical gueuze.

Hanssens Oude Gueuze may not be the funkiest or most complex gueuze on the market, but it is still an enjoyable treat. This is an ideal beer to enjoy on a hot summer night.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 03:27:31 | More by Damian
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Mavajo

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-11-2012 21:48:26 | More by Mavajo
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-10-2012 17:13:22 | More by HopBrain
Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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