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Gulpener Pilsner - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by Douberd:
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2.88/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For some reason I am fond of Gulpener, maybe because I don't find it so often in my local supermarket, maybe because the first crate I bought came with some tupil bulbs..
Appearance is typical for a pilsner, golden yellow colour with a two finger head, average retention, and quite an activity in the glass.Smells as any other cheap lager out there, this is not how I remember it, or I wasn't as educated in beer as before I join BA. Drinking it out the bottle played its role too.
Taste is better but nothing above the average, slighty bitter and malty.
Average thickness and carbonation on the body, leaves some dryness on the palate.
Overall, pleasantly drinkable but Gulpener has better ones to offer, then again if you just want a pilsnerer this will cover you. And as their slogan is "To the future" (where hopefully this beer wil improve a bit).

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of metter98
3.12/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Brasserie L'Anders, Haarlem, Netherlands

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Aromas of pilsener malts are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of pilsener malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but isn't as complex compared to other pilseners.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 33cl bottle, the second Pilsner in a 'Pilsner/lager reviewing evening' 23 Oct 2010.

Poured into a 'Veltins' tulip glass. Regular Lager/Pilsner looks, golden, clear, bright and clean. The head (snow white) soon fell away though.

Gets my standard score of three for an almost odourless lager/pilsner.

A little sweeter than the normal Euro lagers and has some body compared to the major producers and many German ones.

A pleasant Pilsner and if it was sunny outside I'd have a couple before I had a proper beer!

Photo of biernack
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Absumaster
2.71/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A darkish golden beer with a small head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Smell is grainy with clean pilsmalt notes, maltiness is low. The smell is somewhat vegetables. Hoppiness is low.

Taste is clean with a good body and light hoppy whiffs. The vegetables in the smell are present and in my side-by-side comparison of Dutch pilsners this is the one that sticks out in this veggie taste. I never tasted it in this beer before. Bitterness is low.

Photo of safaricook
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of kevinhughes
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We pour a brew of pale straw. It holds a half finger tall crisp white head of tiny bubbles. This shows poor retention and leaves tiny spots of lacing around the glass, with big aggregates atop the liquid. Carbonation appears light, and no sediment or haze is noted. The aroma is of pale wheaty grain, adjuncts, tin, and dry table crackers. There is a light cutting bitterness of lemon rind, with bitter grassiness on the far back. Our first impression is that this isn’t bad, but it certainly is a malt bomb. The flavoring opens with metal and minerals, with thick barley and wheat. These power us through to the peak, where white sugar and toast cut for the balance. The faintest grassy hoppiness appears, lasting long enough to pull us to the finish, where the hops becomes more aromatic, citric, and bitter. Fusel booziness, sour grain, and green apple sweetness all mix in for the finish. The aftertaste breathes of bitter grass, chemical phenols, hollow chalk, cereal grains, and sour lactics. The body is lighter, and the carbonation is medium, but palpably prickly. The mouth is astringently dried, with a chalky coating. Each sip affords crisp slurp and cream, with nice puck and swallow. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks decently.

Overall, what we found to be the best thing about this brew was the clean, crisp, and simple flavoring. While adjuncts were present throughout, they never became overwhelming. There was a nice mix of balancing hops as well. The appearance and aroma fell through, as both were rather mild, and seemingly oversimplified.

Photo of AdamNowek
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank it from a can that I purchased at a wine shop on Haarlemmerstraat - "Chabrol Wines".

A: Drank it from the can so not exactly sure on its overall appearance, but I expect that it was pretty average.

S: Average smelling cheap lager smell - grainy and sweet with a slightly spoiled smell in there as well; not necessarily unpleasant but not necessarily good either.

T: Slightly bitter, grainy and yeasty with no hop to speak of what so ever; there's also a decent malt flavor that comes through at the end that made me give this one a 3.5 over the 3 you'd think it might deserve. Actually pretty decent if you're just lookin for something to wet your whistle and catch a cheap buzz - I would definitely pick it over an American domestic of the same genre.

M: Typical fizzy and slightly overcarbonated cheap pilsner style; light-bodied and thin like sparkling water.

D: These go down like nobody's business - line em up!

Photo of ZeppelinNL
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of stcules
1.88/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Brilliant golden appearance, with scarce and not too compact foam.
Almost anonymous smell, macro-like, with some malt, and nothing else.
The taste is almost useless. No. It is useless. Well, with some efforts, you can taste the malt, and also some hop in the aftertaste-
But why spend efforts in this useless beer?

Photo of TKempe
3.65/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A crystal clear and shiny gold look with ample carbonation and some sticky lace on the glass.

Smells malty sweet and somewhat grainy and salty, with a delicate fruity note and a soft dusty presence. Hops are effective, yet in a very subdued fashion. A simple and natural, clean nose altogether with exceptionally little hop character for a Pilsener.

A malty taste with a refreshing sour ending and a big bitter-dry aftertaste in which malt remains a factor and hops silently have a say. It's definitely the finish that makes this beer good. Clean is the overall impression once again and although the brew is somewhat neutral, I'm enjoying it in its purity and for its simplicity.

Low and precise carbonation lets emphasis fall on the malty smoothness of the rounded medium body (extra clean water).

I had this beer from tap a while back and remember it being more hoppy then. A nice creation.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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Gulpener Pilsner from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
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