Oude Gueuze
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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From:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #20
ABV:
6%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,825
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 9.86%
Ratings:
1,397
Status:
Active
Rated:
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Added:
Oct 21, 2001
Wants:
  117
Gots:
  252
SCORE
95
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Notes: 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.
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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12.7oz green bottle. Label has bottling date as 'D' (December) '2018'.
Cloudy, pale amber/apricot colored body. Brief off white head. No lacing.
Aroma is leather and grass. Very fragrant. Like its body color there is a hint of stone fruit apricot.
Taste is sour, with tobacco and leather flavors. Also some cut hay. There is the apricot fruit here. The intensity mellows in the aftertaste, with a hint of fruit and oak remaining.
Tart mouth feel, with a drying sensation. Very good carbonation.
Somewhat like a sour white wine, but still somewhat complex.

Apr 26, 2022
 
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4.05 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 30, 2021
 
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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

Sample from bottle at RBNAG 2014, Halden, Grand Tasting. Golden colour. Lovely brett aroma, lemony and farmhouse notes. Even better sour flavour with loads of brett and lemony notes.

Mar 19, 2021
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4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

Bottled: April 2016

L: Pours a deep gold with light to light-medium haze. A slightly aggressive pour produces a white 2 finger head with some slight retention. After about 2 minutes the head has faded to a 3 mm ring around the circumference of the glass while the middle of the glass has a thin splotchy sheet of bubbles.

S: Lots of lemons, a hint of green apple, acetic acid, and some earthy and woody funk.

T: I get lemons riding throughout the whole palate with the barnyard funk coming in mid palate and riding to the back end. The back end is the aforementioned lemons and funk but accented by some green apple, oak, and a hint of earth. The finish is pleasantly tart.

F: Light to light-medium body with medium-light carbonation. The mouthfeel is prickly with a bit of dryness on the finish.

O: Complex and well balanced between the fruit and funk with a bit of oak to tie it all together. One of the better gueuzes I have had the opportunity to try. If Iambics are your thing this is highly recommended.

Feb 24, 2021
 
4.4 by edthehead from New York on Feb 14, 2021
 
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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

Blend of 2016, 2017, and 2018 lambics, so this was likely blended in 2019

New year, new beer! I'm very excited to try my first Gueuze, and planned to open it for New Year's Day 2021 (more like New Year's Night at this point). Let's just jump straight into this

Pours a cloudy orange gold with just a thin white cap that quickly fades to a ring and leaves no lacing, the carbonation is very visible

A lot of fruit and funk dancing around in the nose. I get notes of apricot, underripe peach, lemon, horse blanket, sharp oak, sweet malt, and a small touch of tobacco, oddly enough for a beer like this

The flavor evolves quite a bit throughout the sip here. What starts off smooth and balanced in sweet and sour, turns into a funky dry tartness. It starts with notes of lemon, white grape, crisp but full malt, and buttery oak that reminds me of chardonnay. The swallow brings notes of sharp oak, leather, tart and funky apricot, apple skin, vinegar, and a light floral character

A light body pairs with moderate carbonation for a very refreshing drinking experience. It feels light than the abv, but finishes a touch too sticky

This was a damn good beer, and I'm happy to have tried the style! I know there's better ones out there, and I'd love to have more. Happy New Year's BA, cheers to a better 2021!

Jan 02, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Crystal clear amber color, massive four finger but quickly dissipating white head, no lacing to speak of, good carbonation.

S: Fruity, sour.

T: Fruity, lemony, sour, quite smooth, very dry.

F: Medium bodied, nicely flavored, smooth.

O: Nice sour.

Jan 01, 2021
 
4.23 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Jan 01, 2021
 
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3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by flyingpig from Scotland

375ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£4.99):
Sort of orange amber & cloudy with a 1cm, foamy white head that settles at a thin circumference lacing with a single patch in the middle. Sour with tart & fruity esters upfront but it's not as overpowering as some, I got a little orange & peach with a subtle acidity with apple & a white wine aroma towards the middle but it has a nice balance with some lemon & yeast at the end. It's more tarty with the taste, a lot of grapes & vinegar acidity with some funky flavours, lemon & strong floral flavours. It's yeasty & sharp with a sour, tangy finish. It's strongly carbonated & crisp with a light medium body that looses some of the initial balance as things go on.

Nov 08, 2020
 
4.55 by cmrncrzy10 from Ohio on Oct 03, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Strong Carbonation and sour predominant taste. Lemon notes. Not as fruity as Krieg lambics I’ve had. Very nice beer though. Bottled 04/2016. Opened 8/2020.

Aug 23, 2020
 
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4.1 by Daniel473 from Netherlands on Jul 23, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

Golden wheat with slight fizzy head, a loose ring persists

Sour oak, citrus yeast, lemon and orange peel, apricot, faint whiskey.

Tart, light-medium body, drying, leaves a nice oak fullness

Very good, even better with some age, this was about 2 years after bottling. Worth a try if you like sours

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by octortus from Canada (ON)

375 mL Bottle. ABV 6%.
Appearance: veiled peachy orange, soft carbonation, no head, simple but inviting.
Aroma: sour fruit, barnyard funk (straw, grass), lime, Apple, vinegar, slight sweet stone fruit,
Mouthfeel: medium body, low-moderate carbonation, mouth coating, puckering,
Flavour: lime, stone fruit, barnyard funk, very well balanced
Overall: outstanding Gueuze all around! This is just simply well done.

Review: 163

Apr 13, 2020
 
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4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Hanssens Artisanaal bvba "Oude Gueuze"
750 ml green glass bottle, corked & caged; bottled in November 2015
$13.39 on clearance @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Removing the cork I got a whiff of that funky, vinegary beauty. How can something that would normally smell really bad be so good? It's poured a hazy golden orange body beneath a short cap of bright white foam. I'm surprised that the head is holding up so well because they normally just drop away to nothing in sour beers. It's on its way out though. Back to the aroma, it's musty, sweaty, acetic, oaky, horsey, earthy, and fruity with sharp apple, dried apricot, pear, white grape, and lemon juice. It's pretty impressive, although if you've never tasted a gueuze before you might turn your nose up at it. On to the flavor... well I hate to tell you, but it's pretty much exactly as the aroma suggests it will be. Beyond some doughy malt it's a little leathery, softly peppery (black pepper), and there's some wet straw to it, but I'm not really finding more beyond that. As you might expect there's really no bitterness to it but it still finishes quite dry, with a bit of earthiness, crushed granite, and pepper lingering. In the mouth it's a touch astringent, and light-medium in body with a gently caress of very fine-bubbled carbonation which is all that's needed along with the pinch from the acidity. It's been a long time since I've had another gueuze of this caliber so it's hard for me to say where it might fit into the world of gueuze but it's pretty damned good.
Review #6,738

Oct 01, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Apellonious from North Carolina

16.9 fl oz bottle from November 2016. Poured into a tulip glass, a hazy orange with little to no head after the initial bubbling wears off. Aroma is tart and sour, with pear and apple notes. The flavor is right in line. Oak. Carbonation is slightly above medium. First I have had of the style, so I don’t have much to judge it against. Seems pretty good if you like sour , pear/ apples.

Oct 01, 2019
 
4.75 by MacStinson from Michigan on Aug 31, 2019
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3.29/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by grover37 from District of Columbia

750 at home with Lisa, bottled Dec 2013.

Huge green apple off the bat on the nose. Big acetic acid vinegar in the nose and taste as well. Really bad. It opens up a bit, but you can't get around the vinegar.

I have another bottle, hope this was one bad bottle. Really bad.

Aug 17, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a clear, pale golden amber coloration with a medium, fluffy, quickly dissipating head and visible carbonation. Smells of doughy malt, tart white grape and apricot, blue cheese funk, hay and yeast esters of green apple/pear and peppery spice. Taste is a great balance of light doughy malt, strong, tart and zesty, fruit notes of apricot, white grape and lime peel, as well as more estery fruit notes of green apple/pear and a medium, slightly musty, blue cheese funk presence, with just a hint of hay, peppery spice and oak as well. Finishes with a medium tartness and acidity and some fruity notes, funk and oak lingering in the aftertaste. Effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body and medium/strong carbonation.

An excellent, complex and well-balanced Geuze that's up there with the greats in my opinion. Very enjoyable indeed.

Jul 18, 2019
 
4.37 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jun 02, 2019
 
4.34 by Narkee from Australia on May 30, 2019
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