Gulpener Dort | Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by packetknife on 12-30-2002

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 16
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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of sfprint
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Regenpak
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Gusler
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of Douberd
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of safaricook
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Redteketed
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

(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.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Tasted: 04/12/04

Review #1:
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
Tasted: 12/29/02

[10.2 oz bottle/30cl]

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Photo of packetknife
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Schmoog
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HBomb81
4.57/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gulpener's Dort was a great find. It is truly a craft beer by any measure!

It has a caramel brown appearance that appears heavy....but once tasted you will find this elixir to be sweet, smooth and very sessionable. It has a flavorful malt taste that starts pleasantly and finishes even better.

This is a style that is lacking on the American beer landscape....and I doubt....nay,... challenge it to be done better!

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Photo of JohnPatrick1
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of BierManVA
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.


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Photo of Billy_Madison
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of woutervaneijk
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful color, pretty good beer

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of ejh06752
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of herrburgess
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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