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:
1,300
Reviews:
509
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
243
For Trade:
15
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Photo of peensteen
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snowmageddon
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +5.7%
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 +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
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 +5.5%
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 +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
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 -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haybeerman
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of taospowder
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
4.42/5  rDev +5%
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 -15%
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 -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

75cl bottle. Nice white head that stays till the last sip (wich is rare for a gueuze); taste morphs quite a bit with the temperatures: very sour and earthy when fresh and more citrusy, fruity and rounded when gets warmer wich let me think about a Cantillon gueuze at the beginning and more about a 3'fonteinen gueuze at higher temperatures. Good stuff

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

February 27, 2017

375 ml bottle, Belgian glass

A – Deep orange, nearing amber, hazy, with a thick, uniform white foam head. Long retention on the foam, takes several minutes to settle.

S – Bottled in green glass, so there’s a bit of skunk aroma on the initial pour that dissipates quickly. Intense fruitiness leads the nose, apples and pears. A hint of sour plum. Earthy funk brings up the back, along with a hint of graham cracker, banana, and bubble gum.

T – Sweet apples, cherries, lemon juice, and pear. The funkiness gives an impression of tartness, though that passes quickly. A bit of banana and bubble gum on the second wave.

M – Extremely high carbonation, almost like drinking pure sudsy foam at first. Less so as it settles. Also very dry, in keeping with the high carbonation, almost no lingering aftertaste or sensation on the finish. Lightly sweet, just a touch of bitterness. Very similar to a dry champagne.

O – A very good gueuze with huge carbonation and complex flavor profile, well done.

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Photo of Foley67
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Very pretty beer, orange body, clear, with lots of carbonation, persistent thin white head and lots of lacing.

S - Strong nose of wood and acid. Oak. Funky.

T - Strong oak, solid fruit note of lemon, a bit of plain, unsweetened yogurt, and a definite sour trail.

M - Brisk. A trailing residual coating on the tongue.

O - One of the cleanest, most pleasant Gueuzes I've had.

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Photo of Andy_Luft
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.87/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can't find a bottled on date, however the bottle states that "each bottle matured for at least three years". Poured into a Turku glass. Pours a bright radiant deep gold to Amber color with a lively and persistent head atop plenty of haze. Smell is of tart fruity aroma, apple and pear-esque, with a touch of funky character as well. Taste is much more pronounced with the funk, but is mostly the same as the smell. Tart and bright, some oak/tannins, and decent amount of funky wild yeast, and all of it comes together in the swallow and the finish and hits the nail on the head for what I expect from a great gueuze!

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