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Gulpener Korenwolf - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-13-2002)
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Reviews by dogfooddog:
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dogfooddog

Panama

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

From a trade with Absumaster.

Pours cloudly straw-yellow, very active carbonation with a small 1cm head.

Nose is very sweet, this is notable over a foot away upon pouring. Up close, the wheat character is notable along with a strong sweet smell, once again. Smells like a sugar beer from here it is so sweet.

Taste is an interesting contrast with the smell; while slightly sweet it isn't even close to the smell's intensity of sweetness, and and even a fair amount of bitter hop taste emerges right after initial taste. The wheat remains slightly sweet throughout, but further into the beer my palate seems to pick up more of the hop bitterness than anything else.

Interesting take on dutch witbier. Thanks again to absumaster for the chance to try this and other great dutch beers.

01-05-2007 02:52:34 | More by dogfooddog
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petewheeler

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-15-2014 21:54:40 | More by petewheeler
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Great on tap. Very nice pale yellow hazy appearance, with a nice head and great lace. Spicy lemony aroma. Very fresh and spicy, a great beer for summer, if only they imported it down under........

08-04-2002 11:24:38 | More by rastaman
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Tomblerone

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-27-2012 17:15:41 | More by Tomblerone
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sfprint

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Expires Aug 2011

A: Barely a head, extremely dense and cloudy yellow/orange cream, has a popsicle appearance. mild rising carbonation though difficult to see through density.
S: The orangy-est witbier I've ever smelled. Definitely tons of orange peel, very nice, beneath it a banana yeast. It almost comes off as a tropical smoothie. Pretty amazing. Very "fresh"
T: Somewhat bitter and sour, but still retains that very orangy character. The bitterness/sourness definitely hurts the flavor. Similar to Blue Moon.
M: Light to medium body, a bit mouth puckering. Low carbonation.
O: Good, very Blue Moonish.

06-16-2011 00:36:34 | More by sfprint
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Bierschenker

Belgium

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%

Nice deep golden misty golden colour. Hardly any carbonation.
The head is creamy snow white, but almost totally disappears.
The odour is mainly fruit and spices. Sweetened lemon with a bit of oranges, fresh flowers, hop and yeast and slight honey.
It tastes sweeter then I expected. Citrus fruits, cookie dough, malt, avocado and spices.
Aftertaste is full bodied, citrus, cookie dough, flowers, walnut and spices.

A nice witbier.

06-27-2006 18:08:32 | More by Bierschenker
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brinch

Denmark

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-11-2012 19:32:22 | More by brinch
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a murky, hazy light honey color.
Aroma is medium-color fruit and some light earth, grass and flowers.
Flavor is wheat, light spice and some pale malt.
Mouthfeel is light and refreshing with a little spicy kick at the end but also some grit and chalk on the palate.
Drinkability is very high and enjoyable on a nice summer day. A different twist on the Witbier style.

02-14-2004 19:38:49 | More by CRJMellor
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Regenpak

Netherlands

4.45/5  rDev +13.2%

Personally I feel this is one of the best witbiers around. Not only is the cute gerbil (or whatever) on the label a nice touch, the flavor is great as well. As the label says, a "waere witte" or true white. What I love most about this witbier is that the aftertaste lingers very long and makes drinking it a feast. The taste itself is pure, with a stronger than usual spicyness that just happens to appeal to my taste. Now I must confess that the Gulpener Brouwerij to me is one of the more sympathetic breweries here in the Lowlands (but then again, Limburg isn't exactly low anymore...). Purchased locally in a sixpack at an Amsterdam supermarket. And now I'll have another one!

10-08-2007 15:10:56 | More by Regenpak
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RuudJH

Netherlands

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Korenwolf: rodent eats grains. We drink the beer.

Gorgeous lemonjuice, strawyellow colour (nothing like the BA picture above), massive carbonation, huge head, in my Weihenstephaner glass.
Perfect for a witbeer.

Smell is malty with banana, citrus, herbs. Something floraly. Not dominant in the aroma, but it's balanced.

Taste is soft malty and citrus, with a gardensmell like this it's great.
Mouthfeel is very mellow and soft.
The carbonation is not as present in the mouth as I had hoped.

Maybe it's the nice weather, but I'm having a great time tasting all these wheatbeer.
Recommended when the very best of wheatbeers are unavailable.

06-06-2010 15:51:40 | More by RuudJH
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Raven3464

Japan

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

Appearance: Pours a beautiful light, straw yellow with a good amount of carbonation.

Smell: Banana and orange peels dominate. There is a slight hint of hops.

Taste: There is an initial citrus bomb followed by a wheat taste progressing into spicy hop punch at the end.

Mouth feel: This beer is silky smooth and refreshing. There is a dry aftertaste which compliments the initial light carbonation nicely. There isn't quite as much carbonation as the appearance hinted, but that's not necessarily a flaw.

Overall: This is a very well balanced. It's feels great going down, especially on a hot summer day. This is probably the best European Witbier I've ever had. The taste isn't as complex as I would like it to be, but that could be due to the style and my own basis. Other than that, this is a near perfect beer.

06-17-2011 12:14:39 | More by Raven3464
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Gusler

Arizona

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%

The beer pours a “Chill Hazed”, lemon yellow with a modest creamy white head and the residual lace a filmy sheet to conceal the glass. Ah, the nose, lemons, fresh cut grass, yeast, sweet malted grains a plethora of olfactory delights. Start is sweet then turns quickly tart at the middling top. Finish is almost ferine in its acidity, the pleasant and spicy, quite dry and a very drinkable beer, not a great wit, but quite drinkable nonetheless.

10-12-2003 20:54:11 | More by Gusler
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ThomasKoren

Finland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-05-2014 14:28:22 | More by ThomasKoren
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.13/5  rDev -20.4%

Poured from a 300 ml bottle.

Colour is yellow, very very hazy,. It pours a one-finger head that quickly disappears, leaving only some foam around the surface of the beer.
Aroma is of fruits and bubblegum.
Nice refreshing taste, only as bitter as needed.
Medium carbonated, medium thin bodied.

02-04-2012 15:04:43 | More by Douberd
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Absumaster

Netherlands

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%

A murky, yellow, orange beer with a creamy head that settles to a 5 mm head.

Smell is full of vanilla and flowery notes. Phenols and banana with pleasant sweet-ish notes. The wheat is grainy and smells like cereal.

Taste is wonderfull spicy with smooth vanilla, banana and flowery notes, like chrysanteneum flowers. It is unclear where the yeast ends and the spices and grain bill starts with regards to the spiciness. A beautiful mixture of exotic spices, flowers, vanilla and fruit. Of course there is very little hop present. Mouthfeel is very smooth and drinkability is great! One of the best witbiers around!

03-19-2008 20:01:45 | More by Absumaster
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-16-2012 10:33:01 | More by safaricook
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

500ml bottle bought from Sainsbury's..

Poured a hazy straw yellow colour... White head poured quite small then faded quickly to very thin layer.... No real lacing...

Aroma - Strong spicy / pepperiness, nice wheatiness, light biscuit malts, tart spicy fruits (lemons, limes, pears), bready / yeasty notes, light coriander and basil hints, herbal / floral, grassy, very faint hops, some light honey...

Taste – Nice, light, fresh juicy fruitiness (spicy apples, grapefruits, lemons and pears), spicy / herbal notes, peppery, some slight medicinal hints, wheaty / breadiness, soda water notes, some vanilla creaminess, basil, light floral hops...

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry. Light body. Extremely drinkable and refreshing - would be nice on a hot summer day...

Overall - An excellent, and slightly unusual, witbier - one of my favourites.... Recommended...

07-31-2006 14:10:54 | More by mdagnew
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jimmy01

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured nicely. Fine carbonation with white frothy head. Reasonable head retention. Cloudy appearance as per style. Fresh citrus flavours. Compares very favourably with Hoegarden and went down very easily. I could imagine this being a great session beer. Pity its so hard to get in Oz.

10-31-2007 01:28:26 | More by jimmy01
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +22.9%

Hazy straw "white-ish" color with a low white head. Fruity earthy aroma with a light spiciness to it. Has a big fruity taste with alight spicy finish. Light bodied and very refreshing. A great more-than-one beer ! Wish the bottle was bigger...

[10.2 oz bottle - labelled Waere Witte - 6.5% ABV per bottle]

11-04-2002 10:53:59 | More by RBorsato
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kevinhughes

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-23-2012 20:38:22 | More by kevinhughes
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beautifulday

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

a: wow! i havnt seen a beer quite this densely clouded before. This beer doesnt claim to be an unfiltered hefeweizen but it is definately unfiltered. Some people think beer should be clear but a wheat beer can get away with haze and in fact the best witte's are murky yellow in my opinion. Carbonation is rather obfuscated but vigorous upon close inspection.

s: hugely floral, herbal, vaguely resiny and estery. Big floral bouquet. Soapy freshness too. It does profess to contain actual elderflowers and aromatic herbs and these do dominate the nose.

t: Quite soapy. Bitter aromatic hop & herb finish. Faint biscuit-malt background. A taste definately befitting of the style. The floral aromas so prominant in the nose are less distinct in the taste.

m: Full bodied feel in the mouth, probably due to the 4 different grains used, perhaps some unmalted. Lively carbonation against the palette.

d: This is quite a floral beer and more than two may become somewhat overpowering and a little sickly for my taste. Though saying that I think it was the late Michael Jackson that said wheat beers work best as aperitifs that stimulate the palette, and in that context i think this beer works extremely well.

03-04-2008 21:06:31 | More by beautifulday
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GreenCard

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance: a beautious pale yellow, very hazy (especially after swirling up the dregs from the bottle and dumping it in), nice thick layer of pure white suds with a rocky top that slowly compacts to an ever-present thin cap, specs of lace

Aroma: luscious wheat, lemon juice, kiwis, honey, elderflower

Flavor: fruity and full of mellow wheatiness; bubble gum, rye, elderflower cordial sweetness; finishes dryish with a light, herbal aftertaste

Mouthfeel: light body, gentle carbonation, soft texture

Other comments: A great wit/wheat beer. The additional grains, herbs, and flowers give it a very unique character. None of the flavors take center stage, but they all balance perfectly with each other. And the blue bottle is quite eye-catching, though it makes you doubt the beer is any good (i.e.- flashy packaging trying to make up for something).

08-27-2006 16:46:37 | More by GreenCard
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jreitman

California

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

Hazy, yellow color with only the slightest hint of orange. Light bodied. Subdued flavor profile (not too strong), but has a fair bit of complexity. Head quickly disappears and does not cling to glass. Overall a tasty and interesting beer.

04-13-2002 21:27:18 | More by jreitman
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%

It pours a hazy yellow, similar to hoegaarden, with a crisp bright white head that leaves lacing around the glass.

It smells heavily of citrus and some hints of yeast, very nice smell.

Has a good mouthfeel and taste just like it smells the finish is kind of spicy in a very good way that makes you want to take anther swig.

It's a very drinkable beer and is also good with lemon or orange slice in it.

04-30-2008 10:22:22 | More by weissbierdrinker
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dar482

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-17-2013 21:32:03 | More by dar482
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