Gulpener Dort - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
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3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
Clear copper colour with a small, short lasted off-white head.
Very sweet, slightly artificial aroma.
Sweet, slightly grainy flavour with mild esters and a touch of caramel.
Medium body with moderate carbonation.
A nice enough strong lager but it is too sweet and cloying for my tastes.
12-23-2010 07:27:24 | More by dgilks
3.6/5 rDev -6%
(31-12-2007, BB 08-08)
Deep golden beer with a good head leaving rings in my tulipglas.
Lots of malts, caramel, fruity and slightly toasted smell.
Sweet/bitter taste, again lots of malty flavor.
Medium heavy body, due to the malts, with an average dry aftertaste.
Descent beer, according to style.
12-31-2007 21:28:49 | More by Redteketed
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
As it sets in my glass, unambiguous copper color, and the head miniscule, the color an off white with the texture frothy and the resultant lace a filmy coating upon the glass. The aroma of sweet malted grains dominate, citrus crisp and clean, fresh and quite inviting as noses go, start is sweetly malt, the top slender in its feel to the palate. Finish has a distinct acidic bite, tart and tangy, hops are present but understated in their spiciness, very dry and lingering aftertaste, a quite quaffable brew.
09-04-2003 23:26:30 | More by Gusler
3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
Bottle of 300 ml at home. My first beer of the Dortmunder style.
Colour is of copper, with two fingers white head, quickly gone, leaving some lacing around the glass.
Hops on the aroma, caramel and some faint smell of alcohol.
Taste is sweet, with some caramel and roasted malts traces. The 7% alcohol is like it's not even there.On the body feels thick and it has an average amount of carbonation.
Overall, a nice experience, it was like I was drinking one of the Mei/Lente (spring) bocks but with the high alcohol not being so obviously present.
04-28-2012 22:49:06 | More by Douberd
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a light bronze color with white head and decent-sized white lace on the glass.
Aroma of darker fruits,raisins and plums along with a hint of clove and banana.
Flavor is similar to the aroma, dark fruits with some sweet molasses or honey added.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with big sweet front and a slightly spciy and alcoholic finish.
Drinkability is fairly high despite its relatively sweet taste.
02-19-2004 01:45:09 | More by CRJMellor
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
It pours an amber brown color with a thin head and it is very clear.
Smell is malty and slightly sulfuric. It reminds me of all the beautifull German beers.
Taste is very malty and bitter with a nice sizzle from the carbonation. The special malts give the beer a caramel and breadiness. Aftertaste is bitter and dry. Body is medium to thin and fits this beerstyle. Drinkability is high because of it's thin body and balance between malt and bitter.
12-10-2006 15:50:18 | More by Absumaster
3.91/5 rDev +2.1%
Crystal clear filtered gold with red hues, medium white foam, coarse bubbles
Noble hops aroma and caramell malt, dark bread, no metal which I usually get with those malts
Lager twang in the beginning with very pleasant malt body caries through, again no metal, bitterness just to balance the malt
Enough carbonation to lift the medium body, smooth, warming
A quite interesting beer. A lager with 7% alcohol and I do not even taste it (though it warms). Nice malty exeperience without beeing sweet. Guess this would be a great to balance spicy food.
04-12-2014 15:32:44 | More by safaricook
3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
A malty appearance and taste. First impressions are pleasant. Head is full and nicely laced. Very fine carbonation.
Can smell the alcohol here but not to the detriment of the bier. Very smooth initial taste with a slight after taste of hops.
I'll need a few more of these to go down before I get the full appreciation for this. All in all, a very good initial feeling about this.
08-22-2003 20:59:23 | More by BierManVA
4/5 rDev +4.4%
This is one of those beers made without many pretensions. I left this beer a bit too long in my fridge (BB MAR06) but having been kept cold the beer did not suffer. A beautifully dark orange beer with almost no head (very persistent layer though) it has an incredibly malty taste. Sweet. Taste follows smell closely. Very bitter, lingering aftertaste though. A nice beer.
09-07-2006 14:39:45 | More by Regenpak
4/5 rDev +4.4%
Pours a lovely amber color with a short white head that quickly disappears. The smell has malt, grain and fruit qualities. It tastes great: malty, a little fruity, and just enough bitterness to keep it all balanced.
Gulpener Dort is a great lager. It is a definite must-try from Holland.
10-19-2003 03:29:12 | More by Shaw
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
Look: the beer pours a amber-orange color, with a nice fluffy head.
Smell: Sweet malts, caramel, honey and some hops.
Taste: Marshmellow, caramel malts, bread with a nice dry hoppy finish.
Mouthfeel: High-carbonation, medium body.
Overall: Sweeter and stronger version of the German style
07-23-2011 12:59:50 | More by rvdoorn
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
Rather dull yellowish-orange with an off-white frothy head that faded quickly. Rather sweet on the nose, not too strong, very pleasant. Very tangy, sweet, citrus, many different sensations and tastes. It was very unique, feel and taste, lingered for a while. The aftertaste faded into something spicy that I wouldn't have expected from the beer that I just swallowed. Hard to describe, never had anything else like it to compare.
11-08-2003 16:24:43 | More by packetknife
4.18/5 rDev +9.1%
A: Lighter, brigther amber, vanilla ice cream foam head, light rising carbonation, completely transparent. Thick lacing.
S: Timber, honey, vanilla, japanese rice, malt is relatively subtle, hops are "fresh"
T: I like the Dutch takes on German beers. This would never be made in Germany, but it's really nice. Alcohol is certainly noticeable, it reads 6.5 on the lips. Completely lacks the rough and dirty quality of the German malt, it's very smooth with it's characteristics well blended rather than sticking out with jagged edges like many German beers. A bit sweet, not quite caramel malt, relatively light. Subtle but existant hops.
M: smoove, alcohol, subtle carbonation.
O: Nice one. Interesting, different, definitely worth trying!
06-15-2011 00:08:16 | More by sfprint
United Kingdom (England)
4.18/5 rDev +9.1%
I was reminded how good this beer is on a resent trip to Holland, I had it on draught at the wonderful 'Potshuiske' on the banks of the river Mass in Masstricht. I obtained a bottle to review because of that.
Brown 33cl bottle,best before Oct 2007, drank Sept 2007.
Poured into a Veltins Pilsner glass.
The beer is an dull old gold, dark lager colour, very clear but not sparkling as such. A white well formed head soon dissipates leaving a thin scattering of wispy twirls.
The aroma is not this beers strong point, malty smell, but like its close beer brother the pilsner, there is no powerful wiff to it.
The taste is where it comes into its own. A lovely mix of sweetness, maltiness and bitterness. It is a fine tasting beer.
This beer has a body to it, the character of the flavours hang around, the aftertaste is a strong and wholesome as the first sip.
A very nice drink and one I will look out for again. I have had beers from Dortmund but don't remember them being so interesting as this Dort is. Maybe they were Pilsners and not Dorts.
09-02-2007 08:15:49 | More by BlackHaddock
4.22/5 rDev +10.2%
Review #2: (changed Smell and Taste from 3.5 to 4.5)
Golden with a full light tan head, good carbonation and spotty lace. Nice balanced malt-hop aroma and flavor. Hops are a bit more noticeable when fresher. Medium bodied with a lightly sweet finish - a bit too sweet hence lower Drinkability score... wonder why they bother brewing this with Corn (per label) ?
Best Before: 02/2004
Dark golden (copperish) color with a wispy ivory head. Biscuity malty aroma and taste. Soft malt character with a decent balance but still very malty. Medium bodied leans light.
Per Label: "Limburg Beer" & "Anno 1825" & "Water Barley, malt, hops, corn" ... CORN ?!?
Best before: 01/2001
[10.2 oz bottle/30cl]
12-30-2002 08:29:22 | More by RBorsato
Gulpener Dort from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
85 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.