Château Neubourg | Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-09-2005

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of originalsin
2.07/5  rDev -40.7%
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.

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2.21/5  rDev -36.7%
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.

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Photo of ordybill
2.61/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden color with a small off-white head. The aroma is heavy on malt with some hops, but smelled very stale. The taste follows the nose. Unfortunately, this beer did not taste very good at all.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of Momon
2.82/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of paterlodie
2.9/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

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Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl blue bottle, shared at home. Crisp and refreshing, a bit above most commercial lagers from the supermarket, but other than that nothign special.

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of dsa7783
3/5  rDev -14%
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...
Easily drinkable...
Unremarkable, but refreshing nonetheless...

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of marcbosch
3.01/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: your average lager, a cold yellow. Head faded quickly poured on a half pint glass.
Smell: Nothing much here. Some malt but really faint.
Taste: Very decent mixture of hops and malt with some acid in. Very refreshing and balanced.
Feel: as corresponding, light and smooth.
Overall: a more than decent commercial Pilsner.

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Photo of schavuytje
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A very light bright golden color with a fine bubbly foam collar, scented soft bitter, sweet and a touch of acid, smooth malt, a smooth & subtle light blonde, pilsener, indeed Dutch best in the category so far

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3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of 54V4G3
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aethien
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of MrDarcy
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bird_soul
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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