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


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Note: This is the version sold in the Netherlands and (if applicable) other parts of Europe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2010
Reddish brown colour with little cream white head. The nose is sweet, a bit sour and reminds of an somewhat aged red wine. Taste is quite sour, sweet with fermented fruit and some caramel. Bit thin, sweet and low on alcohol, but definitely one of the best in the Dutch Oud Bruin department.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
On tap at In Der Wilderman, Amsterdam. Brown body with a creamy off white head. The aroma is balsamico, dark fruit and sweet caramel. Dark ripe fruit, sweet malt, vinegar and balsamicco in the flavour. Long sweet sweet and sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4539) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
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
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2010
dark copper brown ... thin white lacing ... woody toffee light sour ... little bready ... odd nose but interesting ... honey front ... little cherry ... old oak ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Poured a murky, red brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, light vinegar, some caramel, and nuts. Taste was tart up front, light cherry, wood, and saccharine. Tart finish, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
33cl bottle acquired in trade with CaptainCougar (big thanks for this!). Bottle labeled BB 05-2004. Poured a medium to deeper mahogany color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of vinegar, cherries, woody, and caramel. Tastes of vinegar, cherries, berries, and some wood. Sweet and sour. Lighlty tart. This may have been old, but I really was into it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Thanks to hopdog. So the last rating for this one was in April of 2005. Pours a hazy brown with a ton of chestnut notes and a smaller bubbly tan head that left some lace. Aroma of floral, funky, caramel, woody notes, perfume sweet and malty. Flavor of cherries, woody, light tartness, malty sweetness, caramel and a touch of sourness. Decent mix of sour/sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle from Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club, sampled on 7/14/2003: Dark ruby brown color with a thick lacing head. Sweet and sour sauce aroma. Very strange flavor unlike anything I’ve ever had. Starts caramel malty sweet and woody with underlying tartness throughout and finishes fruity like bing cherries blended with strawberries. What it lacks in balance, it makes up for in complexity. A very unique beer. If you think you know all there is about Flemish sour ales, try this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
Bottle. Dark red-brown with medium-sized short lasting head. Sour! malt-vinegar, lactic, swet with some dark chocolate, dry finish, full bodied with abv taken into consideration. Yes, a very good beer. Only 3,5% ? Thanks a lot Jbrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2004
Young oak casks soured by the touch of red wine vinegar...Sugar-laden berries for dessert to top off a quite tasty rendition for its lightness...Dawn waking up the countryside...

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