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Wintervrund - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paterlodie on 12-31-2005)
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Reviews by ccrida:
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4.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This winter warmer is an exemplary model of execution that flirts with design failure. A nice blend of Belgian style strong amber with a (light) nod to an English winter warmer. The problem is the exceptional smoothness and balance results in an ephemeral taste so delicate as to be almost vapid. There's complexity to be found, unquestionably, but it requires a sporting effort. Fruity yeast dominates, very soft cured tangerines. Light fruitcake spice. Milk chocolate crumb cake. Light body, a touch sticky. Really intriguing, and ultimately most enjoyable. A bit like the Golden Age Dutch Art, instinctively satisfying at the most mindless, hedonistic level, but subtle depth awaits the contemplative.

ccrida, Dec 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of RuudJH
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wintervrund, 8,5% abv., Dark seasonal beer.

Dark, with little head.

It has a fresh smell of malt and yeast, with some herbal notes. The taste is hoppy, not at all sweet.
The finish is dry and clean. Very pleasant. The alcohol is hardly noticable.
I have to agree with the previous review: the 2009 Wintervrund seems to have enjoyed some improvements. I haven't tasted this before, but I would certainly recommend it on winterevenings, warming and clean.

RuudJH, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of biernack
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

biernack, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Douberd
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, 300 ml, at home, poured into a tulip. ABV is 8,5%.

I had a long day at work and while I was biking back it started raining, I was completely wet when I reached home. So I grabbed this to warm me up. Colour is a very nice dark ruby one, with an off white head on top, almost two fingers in height after a hard pour. Very good head retention and medium lace left behind.
Aroma of roasted malts and alcohol. Very pleasant.
Taste begins sweet and on the finish it turns to a medium sour one, which in combination with the light alcohol on the taste, makes this beer taste a bit like a good red wine. Not bad at all.
Medium to thick on the body and average carbonation.
I really enjoyed this one, especially once it warmed up a bit. Then it warmed me up too. As I said, the alcohol taste is very light, making it very drinkable, I must contain myself.

Douberd, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of Absumaster
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a serious lack of taste, it starts out fine with a nice red brown colour and a nice head, smell was not very abundant but there was some cloviness and maltiness present.
Taste was bland, sticky and caramellic sweet, with the cloviness again present. A clean beer with not a lot of taste, even aftertaste is absent. A beer for people who normally only drink lager beer and want to try something 'special'.

Absumaster, Apr 23, 2006
Photo of paterlodie
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BBE jan 07. Nice head though not overwelming and a dark brown/ mahony beercolour without haze. Nose shows a lot of clove and anis and has next to that some caramellic maltnotes, dry overall caracter and missing IMO litle deepness. Pale carbonisation level makes mouthfeel even more empty and realy missing some bitterness or anythiong to give it something extra. Clean taste though and no ptoblem to drink.

paterlodie, Dec 31, 2005
Photo of HBomb81
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

HBomb81, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of rvdoorn
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Look: the beer pours a nice brown-amber color with a medium seized head
Smell: Roasted malts, yeast, and herbal hops (clove?)
Taste: Caramel malts, sweet, and some clove.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation
Overall: This beer has almost no taste, pity

rvdoorn, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of PapaEugene
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To be honest, this year was the first year that I noticed this "winter" beer around.

A: LIghtbrown/amber color.

S: Roasted malts, dark fruits and liquorice.

T: Roasted malts, dark fruits, liquorice, cloves and a syrupy sweetness. Light bitterness.

M: Low/medium carbonation and a light creamy mouthfeel.

D: Not bad. Looks like the 2009 version of this beer improved when I read the previous reviews.

PapaEugene, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +13.3%

rekel, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -15%

Hayley_86, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of discodoni
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

discodoni, May 04, 2014
Photo of Arno
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: Copper brown with beige head, not much retention.

smell: Brown sugar and dark fruits. Roasted malts. Some rye & clove.

taste: Sweet syrupy brown sugar / caramel followed by the red ripe fruits and a very light hoppy, rye with clove like, bitter. Surprisingly light considering the ABV.

mouthfeel: A bit bland. Lacks just that little bit of creaminess to give it more body. Medium carbonation.

overall: This one surprised me. Usually these themed (winter) beers aren't really my thing, but this one is just lovely. It's a very easy drink though, so kinda dangerous :)

Arno, Dec 30, 2012
Wintervrund from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.