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Gulpener WinterVrund (2008-)

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Brewed by Gulpener Bierbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gulpen, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A royal Special top-fermenting beer for a heart-warming wintery day...

New recipe, ingredients: water, malt - barley, wheat, hops, spices. NOTE: 2008 is actually released in the winter 2008/2009.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: cat toilet like, jast bad. TASTE: the same... Who makes this?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PotjeBier (2001) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle, edition 2014. Clear brown-red color. Off white head. Aroma’s: red fruit, brown sugar (retronasal more like caramel/toffee). Flavor is moderate sweet, fruity. Medium bodied. Finishes herbal, moderate bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light yeasty and nice toffee notes. MOderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Strange but nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4223) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 8, 2015
Wintervrund. A completely ludicrous name. This beer is a real Wintervrund. Wintervrund. Vrund. Vrund.

Bottle from local AH. Copper coloured, off-white head. Nose is caramel, light spicy, fairly sweet. Flavour is caramel malts, sweet, light toasted, spicy. Rather sweet. Pretty ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5644) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
*Old rating, best before MRT’ 11. The beer is nice malty, fresh. Hints of alcohol. Very smooth with lots of dried fruit. Nice sweetish malt with burned sugar. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 2, 2015
Poured a clear medium brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is woody, resin, sweet malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a sweet malt, dry hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (513) - - FEB 12, 2015
Drank with Kaspar at home 11-12-2014. Nice beer. Has some taste. Not that special but an okay winter beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markschiedon (369) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
Drinking blind from a 33cl bottle. In the aroma alcohol, raisins, syrup, licorice (zoethout). The clear, brown beer has a small brown head. In the taste liqorice (drop), chocolate and caramel. Medium carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimplySike (1180) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
30cl. Bottle.
Pours clear reddish brown with tan head.
Aroma spice, sweet caramel, roasted malts.
Taste caramel sweet, little bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy, thin.
Bit to sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joopvandijk (6) - Kampen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
Jammer genoeg geen schuimkraag. Smaak is kruidig. Mooie kleur. Zoet in begin, zuurtje komt voorbij, kruidig, bittertje in afdronk, goed seizoensbier.


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