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Oude Gueuze - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,022 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,022
Reviews: 461
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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of rapidsequence
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375 ml corked bottle. $9.99 from Tasty.

Appearance: Clear yellow orange. A hard pour forms from very short lived head. Spotty lacing with each sip, but it doesn't stick.

Smell: Sharply sour and funky. A hint of vinegar. The funk in this one goes beyond must and barnyard to dirty socks and even some enteric smells. The above are so sharp that they drown out any fruity aromas.

Taste: Sour lemon and vinegar. The funky flavors are less extreme and intense than the smell suggested. Its not the most sour, but its no joke. It might be removing some enamel from my teeth. Finishes sharp and dry, then strangely clean.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation a little on the low side for a gueuze. Enamel stripping sourness without the dry tingly finish I expect.

Overall: I wonder if I just got this one at a weird time in its life. No bottling data, so I don't know. Sort of sharp, and not integrated like some of the better ones. Gets your sour fix though.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of CharlieMurphy
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Warm glowing golden yellow with some vicious, lactic looking bubbles.

S: Whew, sour. Burns the nose : ) Almost lends an overly burnt toast smell at the end, maybe I should stop huffing this. I actually can't shake this burnt smell.

T: Interesting sour profile that seems to sit between an AWA and Cantillon gueuze, about 2/3 of the way toward the gueuze. Wasn't quite sure if the burnt flavor infiltrated the taste or not at first but it definitely does, it is however covered right up by the sourness for the most part.

M: Actually leaves nothing - quite remarkable for a style that literally erodes the parts of my body it comes into contact with.

O: The only thing that takes away from this brew is the odd burnt characteristic. Not my favorite Belgian sour by a mile, but it's highly available, ergo high five.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Bung
3.82/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml. Orange/golden pour, descent amount of carbonation throughout. Whispy layer of pretty much white.

A pungeant scent, large equal parts barn funk, cider vinegar and lemon zest.

Taste, not nearly as interesting though. Pretty much straight tart cider and red wine vinegar. Some lemonhead candy, very limited hay and funkiness in the finish.

Fairly lively carbonation keeps it going down ok, but it is quite puckering. Not nearly as dry as you would expect, which I think hurts with the pucking carrying on a bit much.

It's just fine, just not even sniffin close to the Cantillon Gueuze.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Nice pop to the cork as I open it. A careful pour yields a fleeting white head and no lacing. Hazy orange body with flecks of bubbles on top.

Smell - Bright, lemony tartness and a nice funk in the back. The funk never really overwhelms the tartness the way I like in a gueuze, but it's nice.

Taste - Immediately tart, but the funk is early in the sip as well. It feels as though the tartness is covering up some flavors itching to come through. Lemon and some hay-like flavors permeate the tartness. The funk is a little wanting, but it's still delicious. There is an intense acetic vinegar tartness at the end. I'm going to dock the mouthfeel and not the taste for that.

Mouthfeel - Lightly carbonated, maybe a bit under carbonated. Not as dry as I've come to expect from the style. Really leaves a wet finish. That vinegar tartness is puckering as hell and somewhat unpleasant.

Overall - It's a gueuze, so it's still good stuff. Not the best, but as it's one of the only lambics available to me, I'm going to drink it.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Agold
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a bright golden color. No head at all. Can't see any carbonation in the glass. Aroma is extremely funky with some sour acetic tartness, lemon rind and cobwebs. The taste is nice and funky with a great balance of vinegar sour and acetic sour. Lemons and apples and funk dominate the taste which is fine with me. Very light. Slightly undercarbonated, but otherwise great. Overall this is a damn good example of the style. Love this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of LazFTW
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I opened up my bottle of Hanssenn;s Oude Gueuze a few months ago to share with friends and never really got around to reviewing it. What I have been doing in the mean time is hunting down a local store where I can get another 750mL bottle. As far as Gueuzes go, this is my favorite. The flavors are just so complex and mouth puckering and the smell is really like no other type of beer. As far as price goes, it more expensive than something like a Lindemans Cuvee Renee but the quality is just so much much better and I'd much rather spend the extra $6-7 for this. So far this is my favorite Gueuze but I'm constantly on the hunt for more.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
94 out of 100 based on 1,022 ratings.