Oude Gueuze | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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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

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1,343
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
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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

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

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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

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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

Photo of Phineasco
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Vidblain
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage. Oude Gueuze pours a lovely light orange with a half a finger of light white head. It smells fantastic - plenty of funk in the nose, lots of sour and tart. Plenty of yeast and a little bit of sediment in that pour - some light red flecks.

The taste is tremendously sour and tart. When the yeast settles out a bit, the mouth feel is quite light and refreshing, minus the chalky grit of the yeast. As the beer warms and loses a bit of carbonation (strongly carbonated immediately after opening), the beer takes on a bit more of a funky character, with the slightest hint of sweetness. Tart and sour presences still quite notable.

A very fine gueuze. I like that quite a lot.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 1,343 ratings