Oude Gueuze | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style: 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
Ratings:
1,294
Reviews:
506
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
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Photo of pat61
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: It pours hazy golden straw with touches of orange under a 1” fizzy white foam cap that quickly dissipates while providing sheets of lace.
S: Funky barnyard earthiness blends with acidic tartness including hints of apple, grapes and citrus – perhaps grapefruit.
T: It is very dry on the palate with sour, citrusy, lemony tastes and traces of vanilla and oak.
F: The body is light and the carbonation is champagne like.
O: A true classic.

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Photo of nickthegun12
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance, is golden yellow fizzy
smell, is strong horsey smell, smells like 420!!
taste is sour and unstable on the front, a bit sour and surprisingly clean on the back
feel is very dry
overall this beer, is the STAPLE of what a gueuze should taste like

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of KensWorld
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into Pilsner glass from bottle dated 12/2014. Pours a 3 finger white head, tons of carbonation. A perfect looking Lambic! 5.00. The smell is equally impressive. I can smell it 2 feet away, perfection 5.00. Damn, this tastes incredible! Much more balanced and complex than most Gueze's I've tried, and I have tried some of the best. This beer has no flaws 5.00. Overall this looks like my only full board 5.00 rating so far, so I guess this is my favorite beer yet, killer! 5.00

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on-cask at the Fountainhead Anniversary night.

A: Goldeny orange haze. Looks like what an alcoholic apricot nectar would be in a big soapy bath.

S: The smell lends itself to fermented fruits at the bottom of a sterile garbage can bag. It's cloyingly sweet and sour smelling with some hints of oak and vanilla.

T: All those smells hit your tongue at the same time for an overwhelming bombardment of sour, fruit, and vanilla.

M: The first sip will pucker your lips and make your cheeks rosey.

O: This was one of my few gueze experiences, but it was a great one. I had this in bottle format not 3 nights later and it was still an amazing brew.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MCImes
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my perfect Gueuze. The yeast profile in this is beer great. Its funky. Its like sheep and hay in a bottle. Its smells like the farmland of Belgium. It takes you there with your nose and tongue. its perfectly lactic and sour; great light fruit flavors; sour apple, white grapes...similar to a fine white wine or champagne. Its a perfect palette cleanser with something rich (beef tenderloin, hooks 15 year cheddar, and this are my deathbed meal) or just great to drink with anything. anytime. in excess...if I could...mmm. if not this, then Giradin 1882 or boon marriage parfait...mmm

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely perfect.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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