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Oude Gueuze | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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4.26/5
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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
Ranking:
#780
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
1,314
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
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Probably the worst beer(if you can call it "beer") I have ever had! Sour, no redeeming palate taste. I have had more beers than I could count and, even when they do not measure up, they are never a waste. This one was!

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Poured a cloudy orange with a half finger frothy white head that quickly receded. It looks like most other Geuzes I've sampled, pretty nice. Scents of lemon juice, abundant sour yeast funk, bright acidity, straw hay, oak, sour green apple, white grape, low levels of grapefruit and indeterminate citrus, and a low level of what seems to be alcohol. Overall impression of aroma is of a classic Geuze aroma profile, with many of the regular aromas on display. A bit funkier and sour-dominated compared to other examples, which hurts the balance with the oak and fruit a bit. Dry in aroma overall, since malt and honey aromas are absent and fruit tends towards a sour variety. Still nice and appealing. Flavor begins highly sour with a funky, wild yeast character, straw, a bit of tangy wheat, a light bitterness from the hops, and a bit of lemon juice. Middle continues to be sour and acidic with lemon juice, oak, and sour yeasty funk being the principle flavors. A mild hop bitterness is also present. Finish is still sour and acidic and dry, with a very strong presence of sour, barnyard yeast funk, straw, a moderate level of oak, a mild lemon juice character and light hop bitterness. Aftertaste is tangy yeast, lemon juice, very light honey and wild, funky yeast. Overall impression of taste is of a highly sour Geuze that is very heavy towards the funky, yeasty, lemon and oak flavors. Other fruits are absent, as is honey, which hurts the overall flavor profile. It is a decent Geuze, but lacks the balance and depth of better examples. Hop bitterness is also a bit more discernible than in other examples, though hop flavor is absent, keeping to style. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, with light carbonation and a drying, acidic feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is fairly true to style for a Geuze, though the carbonation is far to low, perhaps due to an older bottle. Overall this is a decent Geuze that is fairly refreshing and nicely sour in aroma and flavor. Perhaps a bit too sour however, a sourness overwhelms the flavor. The aroma fairs better, but could still use a bit more balance. Mouthfeel is good overall though and this isn't a bad Geuze, there are just far better examples.

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12.7 oz bottle poured into a Russian River "tion" glass. Lot number "J", whatever that means.

Ap: Pours a thick cap of off white head. Dark golden orange body with a little bit of haze. Nice sudsy lacing that quickly slides down the side.

Ar: Ripe aromas of diaper, fermenting fruit, dry oak, rubber and acidic apple cider. A nice floral acidity starts to peak out towards the end.

T: Much sweeter than anticipated, almost like green apple Jolly Ranchers. Squirt of lemon juice, savory salt, and an acidic spike in the middle not unlike Cuvee Renee. There's an odd "washed stone" taste towards the end.

Mf: Prickly acidity with a slick body and lower carbonation for the style. Not as refreshing as other gueuze.

Overall: A good gueuze with a darker body and lower carbonation than others. What sets this apart from others in the style is a unique bretty "savory" note that appears in the aroma and taste. Not bad, but unique. Also sweeter and not as refreshing. Still, I'll be buying this to try again, though it's not my number one choice.

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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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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 1,314 ratings
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