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


on tap


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (2169) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (12359) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4990) - 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.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11558) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6175) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Pours rather dark brown , good white heD . Smell is sharp sour . Taste is sour , very fruity . Bitter , bit metallic . Very nice .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (986) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
75cl bottle, limited ed "Zwarte Ruiter". Ruby reddish brown, beige foamy head. Low-medium sour cherry, lightly vinous, Rodenbach-ish herbal, ripe apples, caramel. Good body especially considering the low abv, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6185) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Draught: Creamy head. Blackish ruby. Aromas of raisin, light funk, darker berries, wood, refreshing... Flavour is light tart, raisin, brown sugars, light wood, light toast, darker berries... Aftertaste is light tart with darker fruit, some wood and some sweet sour funk. Low carbo, light creamy but than watery mouthfeel and medium bodied. Tasty stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6174) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, 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.

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