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

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (1963) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Re-rate: Man i like this beer. Fantastically full flavoured, more sweet than sour. And only 3.5% ABV! Good example of my favourite beer-style. Original rate: (4.0) This is the irrefutable evidence that a beer doesn’t need high ABV to be good. Very dark brown, small head. Cherries and oak in aroma. Full taste, more sour than sweet, malty and fruity. Short finish. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (9829) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2002
Complex aroma composition but mainly tart, acidic and oak. Ruby color, off-white firm head, very good lace. Sweet, tart, cherry flavor but more complex than that. Smooth and very sweet finish.

4.1
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8530) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
Another sincere thank you to my pal CaptainCougar for such a rare bottle Dark ruby brown, big sticky off-white head, long-lasting for a tart beer although this one is only 3.5%. Notes of sour oak, cherries, sweet caramel and blood in the aroma. Very malty palate, spicy (nutmeg) without too much sourness and a big caramel tone (actually the label proposes that this is brewed using caramel). It makes for an original, but not as pleasant example of the style to my tastes. Medium bodied, very smooth and easy going. The session flemish sour and I like it. Exceptional drinkability and nevertheless extremely flavorfull for this ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5196) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11831) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
on draft at in de wildeman, amsterdan, netherlands. thanks to rob who pointed this one out to me as a sour lover.... pours a semi-transparent darker amber brown with a medium fluffy off-white head... aroma is soft semi-sweet cherries with a mild vinegar feel to it. very light and subdued earthy sour tinged and very much the opposite of aggressive....flavors are of a soft earthy sour vinegar and milder sweet cherry aspects. some wet malts underneath. light and has a high drinkability quotient but it lacks some oomph for lack of a better word.


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