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Oude Gueuze - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
94
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1,031 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,031
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 102
Gots: 182 | 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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HUGE thanks for Francois for bringing this to a party at JLindros's place. Poured into a Kate the Great snifter. Reviewed from notes. 1991 Vintage. Seriously...1991?!

A - Pours a clear dark golden honey hue with no real head. Incredibly still of course!

S - Aromas of funky barnyard, musty old basement/attic, old lemons and citrus peel. There is some nice subtle tartness but for the most part this just smells old and funky.

T - Taste is the same as the nose pretty much. The stillness works I suppose, with loads of older lemons, light citric tartness, mustiness, funky barnyard, dirty soil. A lot going on here.

M - Mouthfeel is super lightly carbonated, clean.

O - Overall this is just some delicious dirtiness. The cork on this one was half rotten yet it did not really suffer from that corked taste or aroma. Delicious.

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Poured a cloudy orange with a half finger frothy white head that quickly receded. It looks like most other Geuzes I've sampled, pretty nice. Scents of lemon juice, abundant sour yeast funk, bright acidity, straw hay, oak, sour green apple, white grape, low levels of grapefruit and indeterminate citrus, and a low level of what seems to be alcohol. Overall impression of aroma is of a classic Geuze aroma profile, with many of the regular aromas on display. A bit funkier and sour-dominated compared to other examples, which hurts the balance with the oak and fruit a bit. Dry in aroma overall, since malt and honey aromas are absent and fruit tends towards a sour variety. Still nice and appealing. Flavor begins highly sour with a funky, wild yeast character, straw, a bit of tangy wheat, a light bitterness from the hops, and a bit of lemon juice. Middle continues to be sour and acidic with lemon juice, oak, and sour yeasty funk being the principle flavors. A mild hop bitterness is also present. Finish is still sour and acidic and dry, with a very strong presence of sour, barnyard yeast funk, straw, a moderate level of oak, a mild lemon juice character and light hop bitterness. Aftertaste is tangy yeast, lemon juice, very light honey and wild, funky yeast. Overall impression of taste is of a highly sour Geuze that is very heavy towards the funky, yeasty, lemon and oak flavors. Other fruits are absent, as is honey, which hurts the overall flavor profile. It is a decent Geuze, but lacks the balance and depth of better examples. Hop bitterness is also a bit more discernible than in other examples, though hop flavor is absent, keeping to style. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, with light carbonation and a drying, acidic feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is fairly true to style for a Geuze, though the carbonation is far to low, perhaps due to an older bottle. Overall this is a decent Geuze that is fairly refreshing and nicely sour in aroma and flavor. Perhaps a bit too sour however, a sourness overwhelms the flavor. The aroma fairs better, but could still use a bit more balance. Mouthfeel is good overall though and this isn't a bad Geuze, there are just far better examples.

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
94 out of 100 based on 1,031 ratings.