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Gulpener Korenwolf - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | 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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kojevergas

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on-tap into a 30cl Korenwolf generic glass at Cafe Samson in Nijmegen, Holland. The Cafe Samson menu claims it's 5.00%, but I won't bother submitting an ABV update unless I have a bottle that clearly shows a different ABV than the site. Paired with some dorito-esque crisps with a white sauce. Reviewed live.

A: Two finger head is thin, largely lacking in cream, and of average retention (about three minutes). Colour is a cloudy murky dirty yellow.

Sm: Cream, orange peel, lemon, other assorted light fruit esters on the fringe, butterscotch, and full barley. No malt pulls through. A scent of moderate strength. Appealing.

T: Dirty orange peel, fringe fruit esters that don't ring distinctly and can't be identified, and full barley. It's a bit underwhelming, especially for the style. I expected a refreshing beer. Not complex or bold. Balanced well but built poorly.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Complements the flavours of the body.

Dr: Very easy to drink, but the quality isn't there. The relatively high ABV (if it is indeed 6%) is well disguised. At three quid for 30cl, I wouldn't have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 11:03:36 | More by kojevergas
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kevinhughes

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -23.9%

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

Netherlands

3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 15:04:43 | More by Douberd
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svanet01

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

08-14-2013 20:01:06 | More by svanet01
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mmmmBEEEER for sharing a bottle. This brew pours a cloudy yellow-gold color with a medium bone white head that burns off steadily. Spotty lacing. Mild spice and vanilla aroma, with a hint a wheat. Light-bodied and effervescent with light citrus, coriander and wheat flavors. The finish is mildly spicy with a lingering lemony aftertaste. Pretty straightforward overall, enjoyable to some degree but falls short in the flavor department.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2007 20:52:27 | More by Dogbrick
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-06-2014 22:44:06 | More by Saind
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Sirre

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-29-2014 21:06:55 | More by Sirre
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-16-2013 13:06:32 | More by mikehillman
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Baileux

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-31-2013 18:45:06 | More by Baileux
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 8/15/2010 from a Trappist chalice. Served chilled.

A - Low thin head on a melted butter color body. Low cairity but not clumpy with yeast. Lots of residue in the bottom of the bottle. Drink by date says Dec. '10. For bonus points there is a picture of a hamster "cough i mean korenwolf" on the front. The mightiest of beasts.

S - Mildly smells of butter, yeast, fizz, banana peel, not much in malt.

T - Flavor is crisp, mildly wheaty and spiced. Not impressively floral or estery. A sweet banana yeast aftertaste is the only really strong flavor about this.

M - Aside from a little tingly fizziness going down it is surprisingly thin and watery.

D - Not bad served cold on this, another hot sweaty day. It's refreshing and pleasant but doesn't stand out next to it's Belgian neighbors.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 03:26:38 | More by jeranbrews
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.09):
Cloudy golden yellow with a 1cm foamy white head that holds for about a minute before slowly reducing in size to leave a fairly thick lacing covering the surface.

Sweet and fruity with some citrus and a few floral notes along with a banana smell and some bubblegum. Some wheat, orange, coriander and some spice also feature in the mix with the fruity aroma coming out on top.

Fruity with a mix of wheat, some yeast and banana along with some bubblegum and orange peel too. There was some light lemon and a pleasant tang to the taste that goes down well.

Smooth with a light medium body but thankfully not thin or watery. There is a very faint hint of sweetness from the fruits but the citrus comes out stronger and masks this for the most part. Carbonation is light medium and the beer is quite easy to drink.

Fairly simple taste and not overly complex but it still has a very nice tasting that goes down quite well and is refreshing too. It's not one of the better witbiers that I've had lately but it was still a nice offering that reminded me a little of Blue Moon although it also seemed more hefeweizen that witbier in places.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 09:14:19 | More by flyingpig
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sfprint

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Belgium

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought in a six-pack from the Albert Heijn in Utrecht.

Poured a hazy straw with a fairly thick pure white head that dissipated as I drank the beer.

This beer smells spicier than most witbiers I've had, but other than that the smell is standard witbier. Citrus with coriander, grassy, wheat and malts.

This beer also tastes spicier than most wits I've had in the past.
Perhaps they added extra coriander or perhaps peppercorns. Tasty, but not in the convential wit sense. The spice almost overwhelms the citrus.

The mouthfeel is very sharp, this wit is drier than most I've had before, likely due to the spice. Very refreshing, especially when just opened and cold.

A good witbier, although I prefer the more conventional Hoegaarden.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 20:42:06 | More by thefenst
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Vancer

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice summer drinker, enjoyed on a cold winter day, whatdahec. A hazy, cloudy wheat brew with a lemony pour – touch of orange in there too. Frothy white head, sheet laces on my lil’ wheat sample glass.

Notes of lemon and soapy malts in the aroma – but the quaff added more lemons, hints of bubblegum. The only draw back was the tastes were a little wimpy.

Still, a sharp and crisp brew, nicely carbonated. Dry finish made for a nice session, albeit too short. A few more of these would be a good thing – only 5%.

And this was a very fresh brew, thanks to my great son, “studying” overseas in Amsterdam. I was brought this for the unique chance to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2007 14:08:54 | More by Vancer
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beautifulday

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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).

Serving type: bottle

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

Panama

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 02:52:34 | More by dogfooddog
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This 5%abv. ale comes in a 330ml short brown bottle, BB Apr. 09, served chilled in De Dolle Oerbier's long-stem goblet.

A: dark orangey yellow in colour, murky, topped with a creamy white froth that has very good retention, while carbonation is moderate at best - very decent-looking.
S: light spices, coriander seed, a whiff of vanilla, and sour-sweet lemony+mango-ish fruits all rest on a more pronounced theme of mixed grains which is aromatic-floral, bready as well as lightly caramely; a swirl gives rise to lactose-drink's yeasty touch which is pretty typical to most Belgian witbier and blonde ale. Refreshing and moderate, neither exciting nor imbalanced.
T: the foretaste contains mostly lactose-drink's sour-sweet taste, while the wheat-ish entry (with a wee bit of caramel-like sweetness) develops with a surprisingly sound body, ensued closely by coriander seeds and exotic tinges of fruit esters, before a dryish aftertaste takes over. Constantly, a touch of zesty citrus skirts the main, spicy-wheat-ish flavour.
M&D: fresh, light on carbonation, not fluffy or bubbly on the texture, while the medium body retains a good consistency throughout and never goes thin. All in all, this pleasant little drink performs quite well, even exceeding many Belgian counterparts for the balanced flavour profile. I don't mind drinking it once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 18:05:29 | More by wl0307
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2004 19:38:49 | More by CRJMellor
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jimmy01

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

France

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2010.

Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head (some lacing).
Smell : wheat and coriander aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : spicy, citrus and coriander flavours, no bitterness.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Witbier.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 18:34:46 | More by thierrynantes
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1.5%
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........

Serving type: on-tap

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

Denmark

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-11-2012 19:32:22 | More by brinch
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Gulpener Korenwolf from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.