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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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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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Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +27.2%

rekel, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of RBorsato
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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]

RBorsato, Nov 04, 2002
Photo of Absumaster
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Absumaster, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of czfreeman
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Last day in Cadzand
Opens with a lovely hiss, poured into my Hoegaarden glass, a murky orange-yellow hay toned brew fills the glass. Elegant appropriate Witbier head-thick, rocky, dissapating into a nice cap. Beautiful Wit.
Smells of lemon, orange, lemonhead candy, coriander seed, white pepper, citrus zest hay, musty grain, a hint of vanilla, wildflower. I didnt know anything about this beer before purchasing, but may have stumbled on a beauty. Sour honey and a punch of yeastiness round out the balanced finish.
Flavor actually lives up to the expectations of the complex nose. Pepper, honey lemon, orange, clove, grains, wheat, wildflower, sour bread, finishing prickiling with spice and a yeasty prick.
The body is creamy-thick, and the finish is spicy and long-lasting. A great balance of citrus, spice, and wheaty creaminess. All things I critique my Witbeers by. This has met and exceeded all expectations.
The only other Wit I can remember being this suprised about was White Rascal from Avery, and I always use it as a reference.
Great surprise!

czfreeman, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of Regenpak
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Regenpak, Oct 08, 2007
Photo of rvdoorn
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: the beer pours a nice yellow-orange color with a fluffy head.
Smell: Eathy, wheat, very fruity (citrus, orange peel), yeast.
Taste: Taste follows the nose. Malts and wheat, yeast, orange zest and coriander.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Nice brew, one of my favorites of the style

rvdoorn, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of Bierschenker
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

Bierschenker, Jun 27, 2006
Photo of JohnfromDublin
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I purchased a bottle of Korenwolf in SuperValu, O'Connell bridge, Dublin. It was a 500 ml blue glass bottle (very nice!) and I poured into my Korenwolf pint glass. The glass bears the legend "naturally cloudy luxury wheat beer".

The appearence was a murky pale yellow brew with an orange tinge and an excellent white head.

The smell was refreshing citrus edge to a 'pilsner' type hops aroma.

The taste was excellent; clean fresh refreshing brew with citrus and some spiciness. Elferflowers are used in the brewing of this beer.

Overall an excellent wheat beer; one of the nicest I have ever had. Well worth the €2.79 it cost me.

JohnfromDublin, Oct 28, 2008
Photo of Parrotshake
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Never seen this on store shelves over here, but I bought a couple online to fill up a box. I'd just been reading Michael Jackson talking it up and it was going cheap, so not much to lose.

It has a hamster on the label. I'm not going to try to tell you how to feel about that. I had to fight my girlfriend for it - she likes witbier but I suspect the cute label was as big a part of the appeal. Anyways, she'd left it sitting there for a while and it was approaching it's use by date so I had it for breakfast this morning with a grilled cheese sandwich. Delicious.

Pours a hazy white with a pinkish-orange tinge, like nectarine skin or something. I'm refreshed just looking at it. Finger or so of head which is gone in the time it takes me to walk over and throw the bottle in the bin.

Big aromas of flowers, soap, wheat flour and fruit.

Slight sourness up front, and that soapy/floury quality you get with all wits, then big time fruitiness - pear, banana, peach, citrus peel; a little alcohol and spice (coriander, vanilla) rounds it out. Apparently elderflowers are used in the brewing - I've never had elderflower cordial or whatever, so I'm not sure what these are supposed to taste like, but there's a definite floral character throughout. Complex and lovely. Medium-full mouthfeel, not too carbonated.

Massively drinkable. The only thing that hurts it in this regard is the slightly higher than usual ABV. I could live on this in Summer and would, if it were more widely available. Hard to imagine any wit being much better than this.

Parrotshake, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of Gusler
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gusler, Oct 12, 2003
Photo of John
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap and fresh at a cafe in Amsterdam. The appearance is substantially rich looking with a dense cloudiness and off-white head. The flavor doesn't dissappoint either. Spicy, fruity and creamy. The taste buds welcome this brew wholly.

John, Jun 19, 2002
Photo of Tomblerone
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Tomblerone, May 27, 2012
Photo of ThomasKoren
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

ThomasKoren, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

dar482, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

BJSmit, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of RuudJH
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

RuudJH, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of johnnybravo
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

As Grolsch distributes this small brewery's beer it's widely available throughout the NL. And whenever I'm in a non-beer pub I go for this. It doesn't look too good, always like they use greasy glasses or something. But it's such a nice silky, sweet, flavorful German Hefeweizen. I could drink quite some liters of it.

johnnybravo, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of Raven3464
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Raven3464, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of mdagnew
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

mdagnew, Jul 31, 2006
Photo of jreitman
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

jreitman, Apr 13, 2002
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of rastaman
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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........

rastaman, Aug 04, 2002
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

brinch, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

HBomb81, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hayley_86, Feb 01, 2014
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