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Château Neubourg - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 21.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-09-2005)
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Reviews by Aethien:
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Aethien

Netherlands

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool tall blue bottle (Pretty much the reason I picked this up)
Poured into a flute, it's a very pale yellow with a decent head and loads of carbonation.

Grain and malt in the smell, pretty much exactly as one would expect from a pilsener. Maybe some flowery aroma hiding in there.

More grain in the flavour and some good bitterness, pretty strong taste for a pilsener which counts in it's favour, otherwise it's nothing out of the ordinary.

Light body makes for easy drinking.

Overall it's a good pilsener but it doesn't bring anything special to the table aside from the blue bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 14:48:12 | More by Aethien
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-19-2014 05:53:22 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

07-07-2014 15:42:38 | More by JohnPatrick1
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-26-2014 18:08:25 | More by Latarnik
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gulpener Chateau Neubourg has a thin, off-white head, a golden, bubbly, somewhat murky appearance, and a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is strong and pungent- strong barley malt, a touch of hop resin, and biscuit. Taste is similarly strong, with a noticeable sugary sweetness and a grassy hop bitterness for balancing. Mouthfeel is medium, and Gulpener Chateau Neubourg finishes mostly dry, filling, and good. Check it out!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 01:19:40 | More by RonaldTheriot
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-01-2014 15:29:36 | More by BJSmit
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mwar

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

01-27-2014 23:53:40 | More by mwar
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-15-2013 03:45:46 | More by WDJersey
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-29-2013 01:32:02 | More by yancot
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

03-07-2013 02:31:51 | More by tbryan5
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sendbeer

Georgia

2/5  rDev -43.7%

11-01-2012 16:02:07 | More by sendbeer
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-08-2012 15:39:17 | More by safaricook
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kevinhughes

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-23-2012 20:05:08 | More by kevinhughes
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.2/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 ounce bottle - $7.00 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Good heavens, is all I can grumble when the bottle is set before me. Pours out a very slightly hazed gold body with a small, hasty, white head.

Smell: Grainy-scented malts, a little sweetish in the nose with a thin hint of stale dried herbs. Rather unappealing.

Taste: Sweetish pils with a hard-hearted graininess. Modestly bitter hops giving a taste of banal dried herb. Then, a little bit of astringency catches your attention just as the sweetness kicks back into the gear in time for the less-than-crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Bleh, what a complete waste of seven bucks! If only Gulpener had put half as much time and effort into the beer as they did the embossed blue bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 16:41:54 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 ml blue bottle. The bottle itself looks so nice, I don't see beers in blue bottles that often.
Its colour is deep golden yellow and it produces a one finger head which stays for relatively ong time.
Strong smell of malts.
Great, strong taste, as bitter as I like it!
Medium thickness on the palate and quite carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 14:47:35 | More by Douberd
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cheeres

Georgia

4.9/5  rDev +38%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a female perspective: I love this beer! It tastes perfect with absolutely everything. Drinking it from the tall glass is the only way it should be served. It feels like I drink something exclusive and when I look at the bottle, it is so pretty (sorry guys). I have been a big fan of all Gulpener beers and am so happy that Chateau Neubourg is now served in Atlanta. Only wishing it is going to be served soon in my neck of the woods.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 15:51:41 | More by cheeres
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grhmachielsen

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just moved to Atlanta from Holland and was real happy to find out that they sold Chateau Neubourg in Atlanta. What a great tasting beer, and knowing abit about it's background, I have to say that it's an organic beer made in Holland is enjoyable with many different meals. And I love the Blue Bottle, it compliments the taste of the beer to help you feel like you are really drinking something special.

Yeah, I am a fan of this beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 02:52:56 | More by grhmachielsen
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kikker

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chateau Neubourg is sold now in Atlanta I love the fresh taste and the elegant blue bottle.
I tasted Neubourg on draft when visiting Holland earlier this year.
That was quite an experience. Over there draft beer is served at a temperature of about 50 F. I believe that at that temperature the beer tastes much better
The ABV is 5.50 % , not 5.00%

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 04:49:02 | More by kikker
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-28-2011 23:44:44 | More by rekel
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HBomb81

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I found this wonderful imported craft in the beautiful " blue bottle" in Atlanta. What a great little find. The bottle itself prompted many comments, inquiries and curious samplings from the other patrons around me.

This pilsner is anything but ordinary. It pours clean and is a visually striking yellow-gold with a very white full bodied head. The taste is very memorable-full with a slightly nutty finish. It is 33 IBU's, but far more sessionable than other European Pilsners. At 5.6 ABV it hits the spot, but is certainly beer that you would want and can have 3-4 in a sitting.

Gulpener's Chateau Neubourg has redefined pilsner for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 20:09:19 | More by HBomb81
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tall, thin blue bottle (33cl), nicely packaged beer, obtained in Holland during a resent beer buying mission.

Third beer in my 23 Oct 2010 'Pilsner/Lager reviewing evening'. The brew had a best before date of Apr 2011 and poured into a 'Veltins' stemmed tulip.

Score of three for a non-smelling lager/pilsner, the beer however looked fine a typical Czech Pilsner even down to the way the head lost its depth straight away.

Crisp, dry and refreshing, again just like a true Czech Pilsner.

Mr average to be honest, in almost all aspects.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 19:57:13 | More by BlackHaddock
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear golden color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into decent lacing. The aroma bready malt, hints of light caramel, and soft spicy noble hops. The taste is like the aroma. It is well balance with a little more hops the malt, but that is what makes a nice Pilsener. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied, with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a nice Pilsener that I could easily drink again.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 21:31:45 | More by KarlHungus
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originalsin

California

2.05/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a case of these for dirt cheap.

Upon pouring into my Pilsener glass, I found myself eyeballing the bottom of the glass while holding it upside down trying to figure out where the rest of my beer was hiding. Where'd it go! Oh? Only 10 ounces....

The pour is a clouded golden color with very little head that quickly fades to form a cover--looks like a picture of the surface of the moon in this glass. It laces decently.
The smell is really sweet- very heavy on the sweet malts with lemon zest and something else citrusty. I can't really keep my nose in this one for too long.
This beer just doesn't taste good at all. Absolutely no idea what to do with the rest of the case. Ok, god knows I'll drink them but still. Initially there's nothing but then a somewhat cloying and incredibly sweet flavor hits and forces you to put the glass down.
Mouthfeel: I don't know how this happens but after taking large gulps of this my tongue literally feels numb for a good 15 seconds. My tastebuds retreat...
Drinkabilty isn't nearly as bad as you'd expect- it's certainly very chuggable as flavor notes don't even begin to come through until you swallow.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 06:45:39 | More by originalsin
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dsa7783

New Jersey

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

10.1 fl oz bottle copped from New Beer Distributors in Manhattan...
Appearance: Light, hazy orange hue with a minimal head and hardly any lacing...
Smell: Oranges, tangerines, fruity, floral aroma...
Taste: Heavy on the nectarines, slight hints of fruits, oranges, and watermelon... Sweet finish...
Light-bodied...
Easily drinkable...
Unremarkable, but refreshing nonetheless...

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 19:43:18 | More by dsa7783
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timeforabeer

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 10.1 oz bottle into a pint glass, producing a nice full head. Golden color. Nice taste, seems more a saison taste then pilsner but a nice finish, smooth throughout. Heavy lacing remained as I enjoyed this brew. Worth trying. I would not hesitate to have another.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2009 23:23:17 | More by timeforabeer
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Château Neubourg from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
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