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:
#814
Reviews:
511
Ratings:
1,327
pDev:
10.09%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
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113
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244
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange with a billowing white foamy head on top. Great head retention and plenty of thick lacing clings to the glass.

S: Nice tart lemon aroma mixed with some barnyard funk and must. Very sharp tartness in the aroma. Gets a bit funkier as the beer warms.

T: Again, a piercing tartness/sour component right away with some lemon and green apple flavors mixed with a little bit of funk and wood.

M: Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O: A little pricey, but a nice gueuze for sure. Nice blend of fruit/sour/must. Would drink it again.

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Photo of bentonquest
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ccrida
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is darker gold with lots of streaming bubbles forming a fairly large, somewhat loose white head.

Smell is grapefruit citrus, a little overripe fruit, a touch musty.

Taste is pithy and tart, but not overly so. Really nice minerality.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, but a touch on the watery side.

Drinkability is high, it's a delicious beer. Classic gueuze, made to be highly drinkable and quenching, yet still offering depth of flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mtstatebeer
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a frothy, off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is vinegar, wood, musty and grapefruit. Flavor is sour, acidic, vinegar, wood, earthy and citrus (grapefruit). Mouthfeel is light, sour, flat and a bit watery. Good beer.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml green bottle into a Hanssens Gueuze-Kriek branded gueuze glass

Pours a beautiful golden amber with a one and half finger bright white fizzy head. Superb retention and some splotchy lacing is left behind as the brew is consumed. The aroma has hard cider and champagne notes. Perfect level of tart and sour, fruit notes that resemble apple and pear peel as well very light citrus accents and grassy notes. Finishes dry and lip puckeringly sour. An elite top tier gueuze.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of fields336
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL cork and cage bottle. Notched Lotnr: D

A: Light gold to orange with little head, but a slight off white ring around the glass. bubbles are present

S: barnyard, acetic, tart, funky, huge brett notes, sweat, feet, lactic, vanilla, sweetness, lemon peel, apple skin.

T: Tart acidic, funky, brett, green apple skin, lemon, vanilla, earthy, citrus, slight sweetness, vinegar sourness, a tart funkiness that does not leave your tongue

M: Effervescent and dry as a bone, whets your palate for more

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz green bottle with a LOTNR G notch.

A - Pours a hazy golden honey color with a white head that forms a nice collar.

S - Funkadelic! Sour cheese comes to mind, sour lacto, vinegar, earthy basement musk, rotten wood.

T - Bright lemons, peaches, apples, a puckering and salty sourness begins to come through full force and turns to a sharp acidic apple cider vinegar character. A sharp orange citrus bite rides to the end finishing crisply acidic and slightly astringent.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, puckering sour, crisp.

By far the funkiest aroma I have ever smelled from a beer. Bright tangy sourness with a serious musky funk. The acidity almost burns the throat. This was a joy to drink.

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Photo of dbossman
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Apricot hue and hazy with a fairly thick head that eventually fades to a thin steady head and great lacing

S: Obviously tart with lots of apples, cider, vinegar, cherries, lactic acid, grainy and delicious smelling

T: So tart and dry with fruity nuances; some apples and grassy grains; but mostly just a super tart beer--not too much funk--though a little of that cheesy funk in the finish

F: Fairly light bodied and dry but it's just what this beer should be

O: Such a delicious sour beer; so seemingly simple and yet there is a beautiful complexity underneath

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Photo of bashiba
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep and hazy golden orange with a huge pillowy off white head, nice lacing.

The smell is heavy lactic acid sourness with a hint of oak.

The flavor is not as sour as I expected, just a nice light clean lactic sourness with a heavy tannic oak flavor lingering long into the finish. Has a mild bit of an herbal quality sneaking through a bit as well.

The mouthfeel has nice carbonation with a very dry finish.

A solid Gueuze, but could be a touch more sour.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 1,327 ratings