Gerardus Blond | Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 02-24-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Douberd:
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3.15/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

300 ml bottle, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6,5%. Nice thick white head, two fingers tall.Good retention and a nice lace around the glass after it went down. Light orange golden colour on the body, slighty hazy. Lots of fruits on the aroma, apples, bananas, lots of bubblegum and some spices too. Tatse is kinda sweet/sour, turns into a hoppy bitternes on the aftertaste. Unfortunately it doesn’t meet the expectations created by the aroma. Somewhat blunt taste and metallic too.Even the bitterness, afterwards misses a kick that would make the difference between the indifferent starting taste and the bitter aftertaste. Thin body and light carbonation. Only a bit dry on the palate. Overall, I can’t say I am disappointed as it is a good beer aand the alcohol -I forgot to mention- is well hidden, so it would make for a session beer, but there is a ton of session beers out there, with more taste and less forgettable.

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Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BPHL
3.6/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Pete1991
2.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.2/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

30cl bottle: best before the end of Feb 2013. Poured into a Westvleteren chalice on 8th Dec 2012 @ home.

Light golden body with a fast fading white head, looked a typical Blonde really.

The smell was Bubblegum sweet with a yeasty undertone: strange but true.

Tasted of the aforementioned Bubblegum and yeastiness, malts also come into play and there is a hop crisp, bitterness towards the end of each sip. A little too sweet even for me: I prefer the sweeter, maltier brews normally, but this is boardering on sickly.

Strange brew to be honest: I'll not be buying another, even though I almost enjoyed it.

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Photo of lucat
2.36/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of paterlodie
2.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Best before 02-05 so just in time. Poors in without a head and whats there is quiet unstable and gone fast. Smell is wort, sweet, cream and aged. Taste is more or less the same; maly, oxidised, sweet, soap and a hanging bitterness wich is actually not that bad cause its hardly there. Maybe fresh litle better but still an unintresting brew.

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Photo of BeerMeColorado
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.71/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joannavandenhaag
2.51/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Served in a tulip glass. A light caramel colour and clear with very little, thin head and minimal carbonation.

Smell: Top notes are hint of yeasty wheat bread on a light floral core. Base notes are difficult to determine. This is not a terrifically fragrant beer.

Taste and mouthfeel: Very yeasty like fresh bread. The aftertaste is pleasantly bitter with a hint of florals and straw, much less malty than I expected, with a bit of spice in the centre of the tongue. Very chewy mouthfeel and a bit heavy in the stomach. The taste is much more exciting than the smell of this beer.

Drinkability: This beer drinks rather heavily and slowly. I can't imagine having more than one in an evening. I think I prefer a lighter BPA.

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Gerardus Blond from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
Beer rating: 2.99 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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