Oude Gueuze | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the result of blending different lambics of different ages. The second fermentation takes place inside the bottles and therefore they are stored for minimum six months in constant temperature kept cellars.

Added by Todd on 10-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,359
Reviews:
516
Ratings:
1,351
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
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115
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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L- Pours a very nice three and a half fingered head, very lively Champaign-y and thick. The straw gold color of the beer is very nice as well.
S- Tart brett and fresh fruits such as grape and, apple. Crisp almost earthy and oaky sweet aroma and hop, with a slightly grassy and a bit malty result. Extremely fresh and well fleshed out aroma.
T- Fresh, fresh fruit especially apple, sour brett traits, earthy oak and grassy notes combined at first. The lambic yeast is very present and although it makes for a very tart beer it isn't off putting in any way. It's handled wonderfully.
F- Dry, crisp and pleasant.
O- A near perfect beer that was a pure pleasure to enjoy. Absolutely delicious, tart and fresh. I'm not a huge lambic fan, but when they're done right I always enjoy. Once again, this is a near perfect lambic beer that's crafted exceptionally crafted. One of the best I've ever had.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Funky oak, woody spice complexity

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Photo of EMV
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a cork'n'cage bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour with thick foamy white head. Falls fast... great lacing.

S: Tart and funky... green fruit, oak, and apple.

T/F: Tartness up front with green apple and unripened fruits. Some sweetness creeps in mid swig... vinegar, oak/wood, grape must, and funk. Complex and layered. Light bodied with effervescent carbonation. The finish is sticky, tart, and fruity.

O: An outstanding Gueuze. Great flavor and complexity... tart and interesting.

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Photo of Paddy_F
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nicolaiw
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daeds_714
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of egrandfield
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueSpader
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brutalist
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hylowaker
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 bottle, under US$10 bought at Liquor Shed.

Pours a hazy honey colour, big head of foam than aboot half an inch that maintains itself. Yes, thar be lacing.

Green apple and vinegar sour smells waft up to my nose buds. Kinda oaky/woody, gots to have me a taste or 3.

Wow. Sour apples, not over the top sour vinegar, oak leans towards a woody character. Sour level, to me, would be around 3 out of 5. That's part of what enthralls me aboot this Gueuze.

Medium body with medium light carbonation.

I, quite frankly, find this a world class example of the style. Love for Hanssens just grew exponentially.

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Photo of janubio
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a flute glass. Pours a golden colour with a big head, long retention and it keeps a layer on the surface all the time.Compact lacing.
Funky and tart aroma, bretts are there, of course, barnyard, vinegar, green aplples, grapes, wood.
Mediumto full body, creamy texture. Exceptional carbonation, tiny bubbles coming up all the time. Long, dry, sour finish.
Taste iss our, a bit salty, apples, fruits, vinegar, wood.
Exceptional.

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Photo of markjknowles
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcthfg
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshJ
4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle consumed 5/2018

Golden orange color. White head. Active carbonation.

This reminds me a lot of 3f OG. A lot of stone fruit, funk, oak, white wine and grape notes, tannins. Dry and champagne notes with a bit of minerality. Very smooth and complex. Absolutely stunning bottle.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 1,351 ratings