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Gulpener Korenwolf - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
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 kojevergas
2.53/5  rDev -35%
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.

kojevergas, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of kevinhughes
3/5  rDev -22.9%

kevinhughes, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -22.9%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Douberd
3.13/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Douberd, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of svanet01
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

svanet01, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

A – Hazy off yellow orange with thick creamy foam head that dies off to a covering leaving heavy lace in the glass as you drink. In short a very good looking beer.

S – Really great wheat and lemon aroma with a slight musty smell like a potato and grain store. Also there are some sweet notes with a little bite almost like sour bubble gum or Gin and tonic.

T – This one taste like a pretty straight up wheat beer! There is lemon citrus aided by the slice of lemon they stick in the glass whether you want it or not. Good musty wheat malts with earthy sand and biscuit flavours a sweet edge like bubble gum and leafy freshness. So, this all follows the nose pretty well.

MF – Very creamy and smooth with a tiny hint of alcohol tingle and a slightly sulphur like nip which all adds up to a good coating after you’re done.

O – This one is very drinkable but then again so is water. I’m not being mean here! I’m just pointing out this beer has good enough flavour but it is not as exciting as you might hope for. In my opinion wheat beer is gardening or fishing beer! It is refreshing and goes down easy but it is not very exciting.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Dogbrick
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Dogbrick, Dec 19, 2007
Photo of Beer-Ed
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Beer-Ed, Nov 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

safaricook, Sep 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

factoide, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Sirre, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Jayamefu, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

mikehillman, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Baileux, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Carpetsmoker, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of jeranbrews
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

jeranbrews, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of flyingpig
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

flyingpig, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of sfprint
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

sfprint, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

weissbierdrinker, Apr 30, 2008
Photo of thefenst
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

thefenst, Oct 30, 2006
Photo of Vancer
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Vancer, Jan 31, 2007
Photo of beautifulday
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

beautifulday, Mar 04, 2008
Photo of GreenCard
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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).

GreenCard, Aug 27, 2006
Photo of dogfooddog
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

dogfooddog, Jan 05, 2007
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