Oude Gueuze | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Oude GueuzeOude Gueuze
BA SCORE
4.26/5
1,308 Ratings
Oude GueuzeOude Gueuze
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
Ranking:
#767
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
1,308
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
244
Trade:
15
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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a NB globe glass to a slightly hazed golden orange topped by a minuscule white head which quickly fades to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells of sourness, some funky oak, and a little white wine note
T: Taste is a nice bright sourness up front with some slight fruity white grape notes, good bit of funk and chalkyness along with a touch of oak. Swallow is more sourness, some funky oak and some lingering white grape
M: The beer has a medium feel on the mouth that is a little oily. Carbonation is effervescent and slightly prickly while the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this is a really good beer with some nice flavors and interesting complexity. Definitely a solid representative for the style. Worth a try.

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

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tomesco
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

My bottle was quite flat. Based on previous ratings I have to think more carbonation would do wonders for this beer.

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Photo of berdman92
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of peensteen
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snowmageddon
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A highly carbonated, orange-red tone
S grass, lemon, wet wood, bark
T light and effervescent up front, with a big puckering sour burst and a huge malt presence on the back end
M soft, not prickly
O great beer. Upper tier gueuze for a reason. Love the contrast between the staid but noticeable malt backbone and the irreverent sourness.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500 ml corked and caged bottle poured into pint glass.

A: crystal clear gold light amber body. Chunky white head that dissolves quickly.

S: Lots of wine smell, oak barrel, lots of crushed grapes and slight vinegar with a little apple skin.

T: light tartness big carbonation nice grape wine taste with some of the oak coming through and a little mustiness.

M: Carbonation is big otherwise it's crisp clean and dry.

O: this beer is amazing, not as blindingly sour as their Kreik or Raspberry. Really an enjoyable gueuze.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of kojevergas
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On-draught @ One Mile House, New York, NY.

B+ / VERY GOOD

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.

A: Super funky, with lots of barnyard notes, slightly floral with faint barrel and an intense sourness.

A: Deep orange color, with a rocky uneven head that quickly forms a film across the glass.

T: Floral with a light toasted cracker like wheat flavor with lots of brett barnyard funk, light oak and an intense sourness that lasts with a super dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderately light carbonation.

O: Excellent; the beer is very complex with lots of funkiness and a well-balanced malt and intense sourness. However, the bottle I had was slightly flat due to the cork being dry. Hanssens corks have a history of drying out and unlike other beers, should be stored on its side.

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Photo of South2NW
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one's got an additional year on it from my cellar. Pours a deeper color than expected, like a copper penny. Nose is quite mild for the style...very light in the funk, even as it warms. Some citrus on the nose as well. Taste is pleasantly sour, not an enamel burner, and has a straightforward fruitiness. Simple, but very drinkable and enjoyable. Overall, enjoyable but not a top gueuze.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Casey_L
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of moose1980
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks a thousand times better than their fruited Lambics, with much better carbonation. Clear, straw-golden color with a thin, white head. Smells of wet hay, oak, slight vinegar (nothing compared to the others), nutty, and the general barnyard/horse stable aromas that are expected for the style. Some slight sulfur as it warms. Taste may be best described as brined hay. Mouthfeel is not overly puckering, allowing for an easy drinking Gueuze. Overall, from what I've tried, the best Hanssons has to offer.

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Photo of DavidST
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

I feel like something is wrong with the bottle I got after reading these reviews. The bottle I have is mostly flat, the taste is complex, and a nice balance between sweet and sour but the beer is extremely hurt by being mostly flat.

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Photo of BrewCat22
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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