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
Ratings:
1,298
Reviews:
508
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
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115
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243
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15
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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of jrenihan
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No apparent freshness date on the bottle.

Beer is clear golden, with a large white head. Lots of carbonation evident.

Smell is funky, hay and a bit of barnyard. Tart lemon, green apple, pear.

Taste is quite sour, lots of funk and hay. Very dry. Muted green apple, lemon. Quite intense, moreso than other gueuzes I have had. First sip is a bit too much, but as the tastebuds get acclimatized it becomes quite enjoyable.

Light bodied, moderately carbonated, incredibly mouth drying. Really strips the mouth of all moisture.

Overall. very good but not one of the best gueuzes I have had.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy pale amber color with just a film of foam on top; no lacing

Smell: Very tart on the nose, with a range of green apple, muscadine, pear and lemon elements

Taste: Sour, oaky and funky, at the outset, with the fruit flavors developing, in the middle - green apple, lemon, pear and muscadine; the fruit flavors mingle with the wood and the funk, into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body and rather delicate on the tongue, given the lack of carbonation but, overall, a rather puckery experience

Overall: A very nice Geuze, for those who like the style

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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, no bottle dating but it has a notch on it for Lot E, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head, leaves little lacing.

S- Really excellent aroma, very earthy and musty, some wood, also has nice tart notes of fruit and lactic acid.

T- The fruitiness is a bit more prominent in the flavor, lots of apple and pear skin, lemon and lactic acidity, wood flavors and a solid layer of musty funk round everything out.

M- Light-bodied, smooth with nice carbonation and a dry finish.

O- A very nice gueuze, the flavors and especially the aroma are really great, this is probably one of the better readily-available gueuzes that we get here in the US.

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Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,298 ratings.
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