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Château Neubourg - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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BA SCORE
81
good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 20.85%
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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Photo of sendbeer
2/5  rDev -43.7%

sendbeer, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of originalsin
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.

originalsin, Jun 04, 2009
Photo of ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

tbryan5, Mar 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Hayley_86, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of paterlodie
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

BB 11-05. No overwelming head and golden colored beer make this brew avarage in appearance. Malty nose with litle bit citrussy like hops. Far from fresh maltyness giving lots of paper. Taste is also quiet common with maybe litle more malts but avarage bitterness and papertaste make this one just an avarage brew certainly not worth the extra money IMO. Far from fresh mouthfeel either. Drinkability is about the same a common dutch lager.

paterlodie, Aug 09, 2005
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of dsa7783
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...

dsa7783, Mar 18, 2009
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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.

BlackHaddock, Oct 23, 2010
Photo of mwar
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

mwar, Jan 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

yancot, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Aethien
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.

Aethien, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

safaricook, Sep 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

WDJersey, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
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

RonaldTheriot, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BJSmit, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of shadow1961
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gulpener Neubourg Pilsner pours about a finger
of foam over a clear golden brew. Carbonation starts
off brisk, but falls off to slow and steady. The nose is
not bad- slightly fruity light barley malt. The flavor is
a bit tart up front, flowery, slightly vinous even, with a mild
peppery herbal hop off the back. Mouthfeel is semi-dry, light,
and crisp. There's a bit of grassy-ness in the aftertaste, and a lot
of lacing left in the glass. The label states that it's brewed from
"ecologically grown summer barley, hops grown from the
brewery's own fields". Ecological it might be, but not to the point
where it gets the USDA organic logo on the label. Not a bad little
pilsner, though. Well worth a try.

shadow1961, Oct 13, 2008
Photo of timeforabeer
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.

timeforabeer, Jan 27, 2009
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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.

Douberd, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

patre_tim, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

kevinhughes, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of KarlHungus
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.

KarlHungus, Jun 06, 2009
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

rekel, Nov 28, 2011
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Château Neubourg from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
81 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.