Gulpener Pilsner | Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

Gulpener PilsnerGulpener Pilsner
BA SCORE
11.1%
Liked This Beer
3.14 w/ 36 ratings
Gulpener PilsnerGulpener Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
Netherlands
gulpener.nl

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,264
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
36
Liked:
4
Avg:
3.14/5
pDev:
20.06%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of ntomich
2.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed overlooking a canal in Haarlem, paired nicely with a small salad and French fries.

Golden yellow with a small head; light carbonation from what I'd expect but the flavor makes up for it. Delicious pilsner malt and bready undertones, nice and sweet but crisp and dry and drinkable. Definitely not a hopped-up American version, which is probably why the average score for this beer seems suspiciously low to me. Oh well, to each his own! Prost!

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Photo of schavuytje
1.17/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

very slightly darker than the well-known Dutch lagers but still pale yellow with a bright white border at all soft flavor a faint malt bitter hint taste a faint malt flavor and away slightly bitter fortunately better than the big piss marks yet in the last row

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.51/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jose9e
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woutervaneijk
2.6/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Brewski
2.92/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Brabander
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of ZeppelinNL
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of bird_soul
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of AdamNowek
3.52/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of GentleKnight1
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of scripna
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of safaricook
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of jasperfriedrich
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BJSmit
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of metter98
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of biernack
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of dmartin118
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of kevinhughes
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.37/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of HardyGeneraL
4/5  rDev +27.4%

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Beer rating: 11.1% out of 100 with 36 ratings
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