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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
Ranking:
#773
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
1,309
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden orange with a nice, but brief, white head.

Smells of smoked lemons, citrus peels, spicy peppery earthy notes, serious sourness, and a hint of vinegar.

Dry tannic sour taste. Lemons, peppercorns, peach, lots of wood character.

Nice mouthfeel with a good carbonation, leaves an extremely dry and puckering aftertaste.

A delicious and very complex geuze, not the best I've ever had but certainly one of the most interesting and complex.

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Bottled: Oct-2012.

Pours straw yellow in color. It is hazy, light can pass through, but I cant see through it. Short, frothy, pure white head falls to a dusting. Not much lacing to speak of, just a slight ring.

Holy Funkbombs Batman! All kins of fruity, funky, tart, earthy scents delicately tickle my nose. Apple, grape, lemon, barn, humid forest.... so much more going on than I can explain. Complex, and well balanced it begs to be tasted.

A little something for all my taste-buds. Sweet, and sour battle it out... Apple, kiwi, lemon, vinegar, salt, faint hints of spice & herbs. The fruity, funky, tart flavors linger on; sour wins the battle in the end.

Light to medium in body, dry, lightly carbonated, and slightly acidic.

It is a well crafted beer. The flavor fails to match the well balanced complexity of its' aroma, but still very good. A great bargain, this one is worth every penny.

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Appearance: A medium dark orange color to this brew. Murky body. Pours with a bubbly head which lives a short, highly active life. Not much carbonation active while drinking though.

Smell: All sorts of complexity here. The tartness really jumps out at the drinker right away. But underneath that is some bitter fruits and some nutty tones. Crisp apples and some honey notes are very pleasant. So much going on here, tough to get locked on to one thing, but that certainly is not a bad thing.

Taste: The front is a ton of sweet fruits with some mild malt base. The tart body comes through so wonderfully. Mouth watering tartness refuses to yield until late in the finish which backs off to again the sweet fruits. The palate continues to buzz with so many wonderful flavor long after drinking. Simply wonderful.

Mouthfeel: Dry and tart, like it should be.

Overall: Just a wonderful brew. This is a style I really look forward to digging more into and really growing to love. The complexity found with this brew is absolutely elite. The tartness of this beer is perfectly done, this beer did not take very long to drink.

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 1,309 ratings
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