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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2010

Draught @ Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman, Kolksteeg 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 PT.

Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, acidic berries, cherry, wood, bread notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light acidic and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100925]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2002
Bottled. Dark chestnutbrown. Acidic, lightly balsamic aroma. Light bodied and refreshing with notes of black cherries. A delightful beer at only 3.5%!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - 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 ...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2000
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 At Zwarte Ruiter, Gulpen. Dark reddish-brown. Aroma is fruity, barrelly, light vinegar, overripe plums, dark brown sugar. Light-bodied, sweet and sour, refreshing and with a light, fruity finish. Neat beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2002
Complex aroma with oak, pepper, cherry and cinnamon. Surprisingly full bodied for such a low alcohol beer. Complex, sweet and bit sour taste with oak, cinnamon, cherry, apple and chocolate. Bit dusty. Without doubt one of the best low alcohol beers available.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 11, 2011
Danke an den Doppelbock für dieses Bier! Saurer Geruch, dunkel, etwas malzig. Der Antrunk zeigt sich etwas süß und malzig, fruchtige Töne sind ab dem Mittelteil erkennbar. Dabei etwas karamellmalzig, was sich in das harmonische Gesamtbild gut einfügt. Ab dem Mittelteil ist das Bier zurückhaltend sauer, die künstliche Süße verhindert mehr. Test vom 12.8.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 8,10,11,11,11,11 - 10,55

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8821) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - 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...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (7324) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Draught @ Beer Temple. Dark red - brown color, average sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste lightly malts, quite sweet indeed, raisins, dried fruits. Average body and carbonation. Hmm it’s ok.

3.5
   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!


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