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Gulpener Korenwolf - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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33 Reviews
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Reviews: 33
Hads: 61
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-13-2002

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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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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.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.35/5  rDev -15%
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.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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.

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3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

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2.59/5  rDev -34.3%
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.

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Gulpener Korenwolf from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
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