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

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506
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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I poured this from a 750ml corked and caged green bottle into a stemmed wineglass.

A= This ale poured a bright orange-ish yellow/straw color with a very minimal head of white fizz that disappeared almost immediately. Clarity was on the hazy side, but not overly cloudy.

S= I smelled a lot going on in this one. The acetic sourness was very evident in the nose with some vinegar while it was complemented by oak, citrus, brett, a musty cork like character often found in Biere de Garde.

T= Similar to the nose but with even more sourness than expected. Starts off with a kiss of fruit and citric acid, followed by much deeper tart/sour flavors of vinegar, and barnyard/brett funk. Finish is almost beyond bone dry.

MF= Light bodied, effervescent, and puckeringly dry.

D= This hits all of the right notes for an outstanding Geueze, but for some reason I found it lacking. I think the acetic/vinegar sourness was just a bit out of balance with the rest of the flavors. Still an outstanding beer, but this vintage was not as great as others I have had...

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