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:
1,294
Reviews:
506
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
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116
Gots:
242
For Trade:
15
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Photo of DCLAguy11
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weirdohappy
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

First Lambic style beer. Very unique flavor. Would liken to a sour champagne of sorts. Nice deep golden apricot color, nice foamy head upon pour. Very much enjoyed drinking this. Nice departure from the normal range of ale/ipa/lager/stout that one normally buys at the beer store .

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Photo of POTABLE83
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Allurex
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Budinetz
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Pours a golden straw color with an inch or so of foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Visible lacing lightly represented around the glass. Smells of Brett, barnyard, dry grass, hay. A slight detection of fruit is present as well. Tastes very tart, sour, slightly bitter on the finish. Although it's bitter on the finish it is a pleasant bitterness that compliments the tartness. Pretty awesome tasting gueuze, drinkable at 6%, and readily available. Makes this a home run!

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Photo of drinkinmiles
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of ShriverMO
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jdhowe
4/5  rDev -5%

Lightly hazy golden, moderate carb, slightly vegetal, juicy, plenty of nice citrus.

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Photo of Falcone
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of msquared36
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Akora
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of wedge
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%

Shining gold color with a loose collection of large bubbles for a head that fizzles away quickly. Aroma opens with a funky acidity and musty wood, leading to some apple and earthiness. Wet hay, organics, cherry, barnyard. Flavor brings a bracing sourness, acetic wood, lemon acidity, apples, and dust. Medium bodied, acidic, and puckering. Great lingering gum-sucking sourness. Tasty!

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Photo of xhernanx13
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Beervana
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of natbarr
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ambiguousfigures
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of beerdog205
2.68/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of cjgiant
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%

Bottle
Pours a light yellow golden, hazy with a decent amount of fluffy head that fades to irretrievable with time. The smell is lemon and spoiled milk, but with a grassy note behind the tartness.

The taste follows the nose quite well. Lemon/lime pretty flat tartness, quite acetic overall. Provides a puckering effect, for sure, but a subdued one. The sides of the mouth draw in a bit, but the tongue can handle it, lending towards a smoother feel than otherwise expected. There is also a somewhat wheat-like taste in the end, perhaps mellowing out the bite (I could easily be imaging the exact flavor, but something balances the original tartness).

A decent, straightforward sour, tending just to the "tart" side of "sour" (per my own scale). The beer doesn't have too much depth, but that's not necessarily the point of a sour, in my mind. Given that it's an import and a sour, I'd have to consider cost, but this is a definite once-in-a-while beer.

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Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Wobbly
4.82/5  rDev +14.5%

Outstanding gueuze with a delicate, oily body; light but fluffy head that lingers for a bit before dissipating; and a zesty flavor profile of savory and slightly sweet, lemon-like flavors.

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,294 ratings.
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