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


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RATINGS: 69   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.

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fkoolen (1252) - 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.

DijkBier (445) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2016
Big bottle as Gulpener Zwarte Ruiter. Ruby dark brown beer with foamy light brown head. A totally distinguishing sour aroma of overripe, rotten fruit (apples), citrus (lemon) and some syrup. Also the taste is mainly fresh-sour of fruit/citrus with a small sweetness. No bitters or hops, quite plain, hardly aftertaste. Quite full of taste for a 3.5ABV beer, but very specific; too specific for me. Not my kind of beer.

BlackHaddock (7410) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
10th July 2016. Bottle (as Zwarte Ruiter) at RBESG Grand Tasting Part 2: Brew Pub Le Sec. Red hue to the brown body, the head a beige affair. The aroma was caramel led with some fruity esters, the taste similar but more fruity, a little sourness and less caramel. Different and a nice change from the heavy alcohol laden beers I had around it during the tasting.

BRW (2860) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle. Brown colour. Caramel, fruit and cherry aroma. Sweet, fruit, cherry, apple, cider, caramel taste. Medium body.

yespr (45710) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a deep orange glare. Small off white head. Aroma is toasted and slight fruity. Sweet, fruity, slight citric. Berries. Sweet and fruity, toasted and malty. Sweet fruity far finish.

MelvinKalksma (1576) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, wood, berries, cherry and acidity.

Clear/hazy amber/red beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, wood, berries and cherry; ends slightly sour with acidity.

This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Such a great flavour for it’s 3.5abv. Makes me wonder what the unsweetened 5abv will be.

mutz (1082) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
Tap@ De Klep als Zwarte Ruiter Mestreechs Aajt. 1 jaar op hout gelagerd. Getapt in een stenen mok dus kan de kleur niet goed beoordelen. Ruikt zuur, kersen, hout. Smaak is zoetzuur, kersen, zurige afdronk. Als het bier opwarmt dan wordt het zoete wat weëig.

mariuspoenari (2724) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2016
75cl bottle. Dark ruby pour, clear, with a thin tan head. Notes of caramel, vinegar and subtle cider. A bit too sweet and one-dimensional.

goozen (4081) - 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.

Maakun (5748) - 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 I’m having next to it. Medium sweet and light sour. Medium bodied.

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