overall
83
40
style
Brewed by Gulpener Bierbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Gulpen, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (19240) - PCastle, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2016
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing!
Pours clear reddish brown colour with a huge most good lasting beige head. Aroma of dark malt, red fruits, some wood. Taste of red berries, dark malt, some grapes, too sweet for me...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2858) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Thanks to erzengel for sharing! Pours a medium brown with a rich tan head. The smell is toasted malt, dark fruity sour notes. The taste is similar to an oude bruin, rich fruit and mild vinegar sourness. Light in body with average carbonation. Very drinkable!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (8447) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2016
75cl Zwarte Ruiter, matured 1 year on wood. Sour fresh nose. The beer starts smooth and sourish. Easy to drink, the wood and the great winey sourness is there, very refreshing with not too much sweetness. Red winey hints, caramel and malts in the body, smooth sourness. The aftertaste is woody sour, intense and refreshing, quite deep for that low ABV, nice stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3276) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2016
75cl bottle shared at home; as Zwarte Ruiter Mestreechs Aajt. Hazy dark amber with a medium off-white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Heavy sweetness with medium sour aftertaste. Raisin, sour berries, oak, vinegar and herbs. Quite nice (I expected less).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8359) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2016
(Draught at Caf Briljant, Haarlem, 15 Sep 2016, as "Zwarte Ruiter") Dark reddish brown colour with dense, beige head. Fruity, sourish nose with sour cherries, caramel, raspberries and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Fruity, tart taste with notes of caramel, balsamic vinegar, sour berries and a sweet and sour finish with low bitterness. Light body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh and tasty oud bruin. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3576) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
Tap at Gollem Amstelstraat during pubcrawl. Dark but clear chestnut with cream tan head. Sour grapes, vinegar, wood, sugar. Medium sweet and sour. Medium body, malty feel. Grapey feel. Low carbonation. Nice for a sweetened sour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Reddish brown with a small pale head. Aroma is red wine vinegar, red fruits, jam. Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Taste is Berry jam, red wine vinegar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1531) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2016
75 CL [email protected] Appearance: clear ruby brown with light beige head. Aroma: sweet, sour, some wood. Taste: sweet sour. Palate: refreshing, medium body, low carbonation. Overall: ok.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (1132) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DijkBier (323) - 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.


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