Oude Gueuze | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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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:
#787
Reviews:
511
Ratings:
1,321
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andpit
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd43
4.26/5  rDev 0%
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 -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cletusdog
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Carlson
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was my first first ever gueuze, so please take my rating with a hefty grain of salt.

The immediate impression I got from the nose was a combination of musty funk and sour acidity. The taste followed that, but it was incredibly complex and changed dramatically as I let it sit in my mouth (and also as it warmed up). There is a slightly intense, but not unpleasant, taste of vinegar on the back end. Wow, what an amazing sensory experience!

Overall, I greatly enjoyed drinking this, and I really want to get my hands on some other gueuzes now.

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Photo of nerdboy19
3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markartis
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On DRAFT at Bar Great Harry. Special opportunity to drink from a keg. Overall this is like drinking a fine Champagne. Great complexity and sensory experience for the mouth. So happy!

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Photo of mig100
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NCCIndy
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Johnct
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hdtrice
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerfan41506
3.44/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajm5108
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Medium golden hue with just a little carbonated head, which dissipates quickly but leaves a thin, incessant lacing. Aroma begins with a big waft of lacto - vinegar, but that airs put rather quickly, revealing lots of earthy tannins, cork, light wood & fruit rind (melon, maybe a little apple). Tongue is fantastic, very well balanced on the tart / sour scale (there is a gentle tart sting upfront, and a sour kiss on the end that is the perfect amount) with notes of champagne yeast, stonefruit must and maybe a little concord paired with the expected cider notes. Body is dry & crisp as per the style. Nose was a little much at first, but it's certainly a great representation of the style & way easier to find than some of the vaunted Cantillons

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 1,321 ratings