Oude Gueuze | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Oude GueuzeOude Gueuze
BA SCORE
92.8%
Liked This Beer
4.26 w/ 1,304 ratings
Oude GueuzeOude Gueuze
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:
#740
Reviews:
509
Ratings:
1,304
Liked:
1,210
Avg:
4.26/5
pDev:
10.09%
Alströms:
4.55
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
243
Trade:
15
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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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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
Beer rating: 92.8% out of 100 with 1,304 ratings
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