Brewed by Gulpener Bierbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Gulpen, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Note: This is the version sold in the Netherlands and (if applicable) other parts of Europe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3810) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
Tap at Stadsbrouwhuis Leiden: Clear brown colored brew with an great well balanced sour taste, hints of wood, wine and some sugary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (3933) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
Tap at Arendsnest. Clear dark reddish brown with beige head. Overripe fruits, quite sugary, sweet berries, sweet balsamico. This seems a bit bland after the insane foeder version Iím having next to it. Medium sweet and light sour. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6422) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2016
On tap at Stadsbrouwhuis Leiden. Sold as Mestreechs Aajt, but given the fact Zwarte Ruiter is now widely on sale (=Mestreechs Aajt O.A.) and the regular is very rare, Iíll rate it here. Will get me a bottle as well to check ;-). Clear copper-amber-brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of lots of wood, tart, brown sugar, red berries, fruits, malts. Flavour is tart, woody, fruity, berries, malts, a bit of caramel, brown sugar in a non-sweet way, tart-bitter finish with lots of wood. Light bodied. Good.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2010 Total Score: 3.5
On tap at In de Wildeman. Clear brown colour with a light reddish hue, off white head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar with brown sugar, malts. Flavour is brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, light chocolate malts, tart finish. Medium bodied. Well done for such a low abv beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4860) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2016
(Gulpener Zwarte Ruiter) Bottle 750ml, corked and caged, served into a snifter, ABV 3.5% Dark mahogany brown colour on the body with a small and thin tan head on top, with good retention though. Aroma has funk, some caramel, vinous notes and wood. Taste is more on the sweet side, more caramel now, red fruits, candy sugar, red wine notes, berries, a little bit of sourness towards the finish but quickly enough the sweet elements cover it, some wood. Medium thin body with good carbonation. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jakeman (2) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2016 does not count
Lekker fris en zoetzuur doordrink bier. Ondanks het lage alcoholpercentage erg smaakvol. De houtgelagerde versie is zachter van smaak als de gewone versie. Geurt naar appels, stroop en ciderazijn. Smaak ciderachtig, stroop, goede balans tussen zuur en stroop. Alleen jammer dat deze (kunstmatig) gezoet wordt!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
75 cl in box, special edition no3, obv Mestreechs Aajt, 1 jaar gelagerd op hout. Weet niet of dit hetzelfde is als het basisbier maar dat merken we dan wel. Schenkt donker:caramelbruin met licht gelig/witte kraag. Aroma van hout, rood fruit, fruitzuur. Smaken zijn redelijk tot stevig zoet, matig maar erg zacht zuur, hout, vanille, donker fruit, helaas ook wat zoetstof te proeven van de saccharine, wat lactose, fruitig basiskarakter, bruine suiker, rood fruit, rozijn, matige body, maar gewoon erg smaakvol en bovendien maar 3.5%. Prima

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3841) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
WEEKNLBIER festival. Clear dark ruby, off-white foam head. Nice sour surpirse, green apples. Turning little sweeter in the end. NICE SURPRISE. (Den Haag 201605)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9051) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2016 On tap at the Hague beer festival shared with Kermis. medium creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Nicely balanced sweetness and sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11045) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
Draft at The Hague beer festival. Clear dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma of tart dark fruits, candied dark fruits, caramel and bready notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (2244) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Van de tap bij Charlies in hoorn in een aardewerk.beker. Geur is rinse, gedroogd fruit en bretels. Smaak Is vol zoet met een neiging richting zoete kriek. Jammer van het zoeten. Ik ben erg benieuwd naar de ongezouten versie.

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