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:
1,297
Reviews:
507
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
243
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 1,297 |  Reviews: 507
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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Photo of JakerLou
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Really flabby carb keeps this from higher score, weighing down the beer, making it feel muddled. There's some citrus notes here and there, a light bit of musty funk. Overall, though, this just isn't an upper tier geuze, and the lacking carb amplifies that.

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

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

Photo of andpit
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 375ml corked and caged bottle with a notched bottled on dating of November 2015, poured into a Cantillon gueuze glass.

Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy golden colour with an almost two finger white head that dissipated quickly to a thin layer while leaving no lacing.

Aroma: Sour, tart, funky and oaky with hints of apple and lemon.

Taste: Sour and tart to start followed by lemon, pear and sour apple fruitiness. The finish has some light funk, a touch of vinegar and nice oakiness.

Mouthfeel: Dry, acidic, medium to light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: One of the more sour Gueuze’s out there, but still very nice and enjoyable.

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Photo of Hudson2508
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd43
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wonderfully tart and fruity, I got a lot of green apple and crisp acidic pear notes. Appears and tastes like a spiked sparkling cider. Includes some funky yeast notes to let you know you're drinking a beer. Was slightly less carbonated than I was expecting, still effervescent in the glass but my pour didn't generate the volume of head I was expecting. More of a cap than a finger. Worth the price of admission, no gueuze worth drinking is going to be cheap but this is a good value relative to other blended lambics.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,297 ratings.
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