Jopen Adriaan - Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
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3.95/5 rDev +16.5%
hazy, golden color, big, elegent, though quick to fade head.
Aroma is deliciousness, indeed: spicy, airy, with light citric fruit, and a big helping of yeast, slightly musty and tart.
Great blitz of citric hops right off the bat, big carbonation, spritzy as they get. Nice taste, but the effervescence overcomes the flavor. Body is on the light side, texture is minimal..lemony flavor kicks in a bit more toward the end.
Tasty little beer. "Real Dutch Gruit Witbier" boasts the label. Tastes like one, too, smooth, tasty, ultimately very drinkable.
But...probably not worth the $4.59 I paid for this 12 oz. bottle.
don't let me stop you, though...
07-26-2004 07:11:30 | More by feloniousmonk
4/5 rDev +18%
The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is good. It has a light and very pleasant wheat scent with some spices added. The taste is good. It has a nice tangy wheat flavor with some spices that add a zing to the aftertaste. It adds a new feel to the regular wit style, but I'm not sure it's a good thing. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It has good flavor and aroma; an excellent sessions brew.
05-01-2004 00:08:04 | More by WesWes
3.83/5 rDev +13%
Pours a three-finger white head that doesn't really stay , leaving just a little lace. Cloudy amber color - what else with a wheat?? This is a different wheat the spices cover any yeast that is present. Light-medium bodied. Some sweetness, no bitterness. Would make a great summer ale. $3.99 for a 12oz bottle.
03-02-2004 22:28:45 | More by jdhilt
3.9/5 rDev +15%
This beer has a hazy, golden color and a soft, creamy head. It has a pleasant cirtus aroma that smells mostly of orange. I would say this is a combination between a gruit and a wit beer. The taste is of oranges and cream and finishes with a light spice. It is very refreshing and quite good.
02-24-2004 14:08:16 | More by ark57
3.38/5 rDev -0.3%
This was pale, pale cloudy yellow like a Hoegaarden and it had a lot of similar qualities. It's extremely light and I seemed to pick up coriander and probably some orange, but there was some vague herbally aromas and flavors that I couldn't pick up well enough to describe that made this different than just another wit. Interesting, but not amazing.
02-23-2004 19:33:17 | More by aracauna
3.05/5 rDev -10%
Adriaan poured a bit cloudy with a light head. The flavor first hit my tongue with a lemon-like zing and a bitterness to the back of my throat. The spices hit soon afterward with a full spectrum of mulled flavors. Little or no aftertaste.
Spiced beer is good in moderation but can get a bit redundant after 2 or 3. I can see drinking this beer with your honey by the fire on a winter's night.
12-14-2003 04:20:26 | More by Guinness4me
3.93/5 rDev +15.9%
Adriaan: A Dutch Gruit beer, made without hops, and what is (for sure) my first time trying a beer like this. I bought it in the Cosco Beers of the World Sampler, and I am happy I did.
Pours a hazy golden color, not much head, and what there was dissipated fairly quickly. The aroma is very sweet, and very fruity with citrus fruit aromas. The taste is unusual; it starts out almost dry and salty. There is a burst of fruity sweetness, oranges and limes, with a tiny bit of bananas from the yeast. There is a definite taste of cloves as well, although not overwhelming at all, but a nice adjunct to the sweetness of the fruit tastes.
This beer is strangely drying in the mouth, the fruit tastes clean up quickly, and leaves a salty taste behind. Not at all bad, unusual, yes, but worth the purchase.
11-23-2003 05:02:20 | More by jackndan
Jopen Adriaan from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
78 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.