Oude Gueuze | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

1,298 Ratings
Oude GueuzeOude Gueuze

Brewed by:
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 aerozeppl
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
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 -12.1%
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 -7.4%
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 ArsMoriendiOU818
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of randylangford
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of inlimbo77
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml, Lotnr H
Bruery tulip

A: Pours a golden yellow orange. Slightly hazy. Initially about a finger of white head. Lingers for a whole. Some lacing gets left on the glass during swirls, but certainly not a lot.

S: Funk. White grape juice. Bitterness. Tart green apples. Doesn't smell as tart as a Cantillon or Drie Font, but good.

T: Tart acidic bite on tip of the tongue. Not as puckering as the Kriek (Cantillon) I just drank. Dry finish. Champagne like with the close. Slightly tannic dryness.

M: light and airy.

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Photo of VonZipper
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DogFood11
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Green 750ML bottle aged for close to 2 years. Pours a bright shiney gold with a loose white head. Pour this one pretty aggressive to get the most out of the appearance. Carbonation clings to the side of the glass.

Very much like a cider at the start of each pull. Towards the meat of this brew it gets a bit earthy and at the end its smashed by a tart, tangy finish. The sour tartness lingers giving it a very dry feel.

Notes: An amazing style. This one lives up to its billing. Even more amazing is the modest price, all things considered a winner.

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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 freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jacewg
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of crossovert
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml green corked and caged bottle. I honestly can't figure out the vintage.

IT pours a honey gold, a very nice color with a fizzy soapy white head that leaves walls of lacing all the way around the glass.

Off the bat it is noticeable tart in the smell. After the initial sour cringe it is nicely subtle with a few different scents in play. It has mostly an acidic smell with lemons and vinegar, but there is a noticeable funky must to it that may remind one of an old closet or an open field that has been inhabited by cattle. There is just a bit of grain in the smell along with some very faint vanilla notes.

The flavor continues with the tartness, though it is more in the mid-palate than up front or in the aftertaste. It has almost a lemony plastic flavor to it at first, which I found odd, but after a few more sips the plastic fades and the acidic lemon stays. There is an adequate amount of malt present in the flavor. It is a dry beer but there a thick enough mouthfeel to give the slightest bit of caramel characteristics to the malt bill. It also has an almost tea-like characteristic. Some oxidized green apple comes through as it warms. It is a very clean tasting Gueuze, though there is some funk, it just seems that even though it is wild, it is also quite symmetrical.

A very nice beer.

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

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a straw yellow, slightly unclear. Virtually no foam at all.

Smell is a bit funky with a hint of stables. Quite acidic and lemony.

Taste is sour and acidic, loads of lemon backed up by some funk and hay. Slight bitterness on the finish. Very complex, tha taste lingers for ages.

Mouthfeel is thin and bubbly.

Overall, a terrific Gueuze, that only gets better with age.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of utopiajane
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A delightful pop from the cork and this poured out sunshine golden straw color. Light and a bit cloudy. A voluptuous head of white foam that settled to a thin cap and collar and champagne effervescence. It’s heaven to look at. The nose is strong and delicious with yeast, brett funk, barnyard and hay, musty wood a bit of vinegar and sweet hint of white grape and citrus. Taste is mouth watering, juicy and sour. Lemon, plenty of earthy funk, sour with some pear and green apple. Malt is light grain. It’s simplicity on the palate and each sip has you asking for more. Nice dry finish and a little oak and vanilla in the aftertaste. This was a wild and refreshing gueuze.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Ryan011235
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Gueuze-a-palooza 10/8/11; poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass

A) Dense and cloudy; golden hued with apple juice highlights. Thin head with wispy retention. Some bubbles around the inside. Specks of lace.

S) Pretty nice aroma. Sharp funk and mustiness. Decent cheesy presence. Funk tones of cobwebs, basement, water-logged swamp wood and abandoned barn. Mostly funk notes; not really much for fruit. A bit grassy and earthy.

T) Kicks upfront with a good amount of tartness and sourness. It's equally rounded out by an almost toasty funkiness that bleeds into a sharp, musty funk stampede. Wood and earth.

M) Medium-light feel. It's a good feel. Moderate carbonation matches the tartness of the beer. Finishes tart and funky. It's a very good feel.

D) Exceptional balance and boasting great flavor. In contention for my favorite. Recommended.

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,298 ratings.
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