Oude Gueuze | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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

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Photo of rye726
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice clear brown/orange color with a full tan head. Good retention and lacing.

Very earthy ang musky nose. Sweet caramel and tart fruits with some citrus.

Again a very tart but earthy flavor. Nuts, pepper, and light fruits.

Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation with a light body.

Great beer for a hot summer day. So simple and delicate yet complex and perfectly balanced. Great example of the style.

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

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of frasergrove
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottling. Clear body, a tinge of amber. Very bubbly, with varying sizes within the head. Aroma is of fermented wood, some light burnt rubber phenols - but delicate and enjoyable. Some lemon as well. Taste is started by a sharp bite of acid, but mellows and finishes enjoyably. Full mouth feel up front, and lingers with a mix of sweetness and tart. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandon911
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uturn
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

no dating on bottle, i'd suspect a few years old at the max but most likely a year or so.

pours a hazy gold with little to no head. light ring of bubble around the glass. not much pop on the cork either.

lots of deep concentrated lemon up front. a light zesty sourness behind that. oak scent through out.

the lemon is fairly strong through out. faint peach, apricot, and white grape. sourness is middle of the road but hits you at the right time. oak is quite tame. very refreshing and wet.

very light tingle that like the sourness, has its bite at the right time. not much dryness here, quite wet and light.

this was good, quite good. really great flavor through out. i plan on buying a bunch more.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle

A- Pours a hazy brownish golden. About a half finger of white foamy head that quickly recedes. About average carbonation.

S- Musty basement funk, sour fruits, lemons. Decent aroma strength, not as strong as a lot of the better sours though.

T- Sour citrus fruits mainly tart lemons, a little bit bitter on the finish, citrusy lemon aftertaste.

M- Fairly light, crisp, nice amount of carbonation, easily drinkable.

O- This was a good geuze, but not as good as some of the better sours I've had. It had a nice amount of sour, funk, and tart lemony flavor with a good feel. Not nearly as good as the Beatification that I had last night though. Overall not a bad beer, that I recommend picking out if you like geuzes. Not bad for the price + availability.

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Photo of Farnswurth
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Maillard
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(poured with casual attention by the bartender into a tulip - 2nd/final pour by yours truly)

A: clear, pale honey-amber in color with a surprisingly durable cap of dense, creamy-frothy white foam (first half of pour)... poured in the rest (having likely been stirred by initial pour) sans last 1/2" - noticeably opaque with crumbling foam structure

S: first, a hit of earthy, sort of wheat germ graininess at its core - the bright, vaguely floral, inner layer of citrus peel comes in a step or two behind, around the perimeters

T: shifting shades of blinding, tart, dry citrus from start to finish - smooth shock of bitterness... with sediment poured in, a nutty element emerges in the finish... quintessential, pinpoint gueuze elements throughout

M: bright, tart smack up front, followed by a brief fuzzy funk, finally popping off and softly scattering out quite dry... nothing residual except for a delicate bitter numbness

O: fantastic gueuze - just what I wanted - just what I dream of (for the most part)

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Photo of mikeburd1128
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of TheHopsman
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of blitheringidiot
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber cloudy pour with a champagne like continual fountain to a scattered head, yet the second bottle pour was more head cap frothy.

Rigourous lemon pucker Earthy floral wildflower musty nose that blends into the flavors of bright light orange lemony pucker. Raw lemonade which becomes grounded slightly warmed up a bit.

Foamy light feel with a clean aftertaste.

Easily drinkable except for the price tag.

Last swigs: Attractive beading dandelions and lemons. Reminds me of Boon Gueuze. Second pour became more metallic.

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Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of aerozeppl
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A:Hay golden color. Poured with some white head but it quickly disapated.

S: Oh yeah.Must funk. Vinegar. Tartness.

T: Pucker city right up front. It punishes your glands with every sip. Some pineapple in the back. The tartness is almost overpowering. Almost.

M: Very smooth. Thicker than other examples I have had. Less carbonation as well.

D: What a way to start thanksgiving. I scared my father with this beer.

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Photo of bashiba
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep and hazy golden orange with a huge pillowy off white head, nice lacing.

The smell is heavy lactic acid sourness with a hint of oak.

The flavor is not as sour as I expected, just a nice light clean lactic sourness with a heavy tannic oak flavor lingering long into the finish. Has a mild bit of an herbal quality sneaking through a bit as well.

The mouthfeel has nice carbonation with a very dry finish.

A solid Gueuze, but could be a touch more sour.

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Photo of spointon
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this from a 750ml corked and caged green bottle into a stemmed wineglass.

A= This ale poured a bright orange-ish yellow/straw color with a very minimal head of white fizz that disappeared almost immediately. Clarity was on the hazy side, but not overly cloudy.

S= I smelled a lot going on in this one. The acetic sourness was very evident in the nose with some vinegar while it was complemented by oak, citrus, brett, a musty cork like character often found in Biere de Garde.

T= Similar to the nose but with even more sourness than expected. Starts off with a kiss of fruit and citric acid, followed by much deeper tart/sour flavors of vinegar, and barnyard/brett funk. Finish is almost beyond bone dry.

MF= Light bodied, effervescent, and puckeringly dry.

D= This hits all of the right notes for an outstanding Geueze, but for some reason I found it lacking. I think the acetic/vinegar sourness was just a bit out of balance with the rest of the flavors. Still an outstanding beer, but this vintage was not as great as others I have had...

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Photo of jbertsch
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 1,319 ratings
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