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Jopen Hoppenbier - Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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BA SCORE
85
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Vancer on 11-30-2006)
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

SVD, Wednesday at 02:32 PM
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4.88/5  rDev +28.1%

Pknebusch, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Canada_Dan, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

outoffocus, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

SimonTja, May 07, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle. Appearance clear with a durable white head.

Malty aroma with oats. Spicy,

Great balance with a spicy front end and finish. Mildly bitter. Fairly low hop level (name derived from the old [1501] recipe). Hops dominate the mildly bitter aftertaste.

Crisp, near medium body. Lively carbonation.

O: distinct and interesting.

chinchill, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

gnikola, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Brewhemoth
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 300ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden color, with a hint of orange/amber. Nice thick head, about two fingers. Good head retention - kept a thin layer throughout the drink. Moderate lacing, not as well defined as i expected. Light active carbonation visible.
S: Quiet yeasty - did not expect that, nor was it something that i wanted. Sweet bread and light fruits (peach? and citrus hop tones).
T: Pale malts - a nicely balanced sweetness compared to the hops. Hoppy (obviously). Not as bitter as i had expected, but its there. A tad bit of yeastyness, but super minimal. Medium-light dry finish, which works nicely. (Major hop flavor after burping. Very nice)
M: Medium bodied, light on the carbonation.

Brewhemoth, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

rpopescu, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dcmchew, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Zach136, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

svanet01, Aug 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

jwat, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle served at In den Uiver in Haarlem. On to the beer:

This Jopen beer is light orange colored and topped with light lacing and spots around the glass. The kiss of citrus peel, yarn, blanket, and fun rustic aromas warms up the anticipation. Success! The dry and pleasing bitterness starts the beer's flavor in a good direction. Grass and lemon peel add character to the beer while maintaining balance. It's medium bodied with a veletey texture.

Nice! I thought this was a beautiful find. It's delicate, so be gentle ;-)

DoubleJ, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Perducci, May 12, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Jopenkerk, Haarlem, Netherlands

A: The beer is pale yellow in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense white head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Aromas of sweet fruits and pale malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of fruity yeast and pale malts along with hints of alcohol in the finish. It has a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with some hints of dryness.
O: This beer isn't very complex, but when you consider it is based on a recipie from 1501, it isn't that bad compared to today's beers.

metter98, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mscudder, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

rao2100, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Douberd
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Long neck bottle of 330 ml, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. Ingredients are water, hops, yeast, barley malt, wheat malt and oats. ABV is 6,8%.
Poured a beer light orange in colour, slighty hazy. Head was froathy, almost three fingers in height. Quickly half of it was gone but the remaining half had a very good retention. Very little lacing left behind.
Nice fruity smell, apricots, citrus hops, . Some alcohol if you smell really deep.
Taste is bitter right from the beginning until the very finish and the bitterness seems to stay for ages on the palate, along with the dryness. Some bready notes can be found as well.
Medium carbonation and a creamy body.
Overall, a nice sipping beer, that balances between being a pale ale and an IPA.

Douberd, Nov 06, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a beer from the Jopen Brouwerij in Haarlem and therefore can be bought all over Nordholland in the right places. This beer is brewed following a recipe from 1501, when Haarlem exported beer from France to Russia with a turnover of 6 million liters a year (about the consumption of one entire Oktoberfest). I drank this at home in a original Jopen Stem-glass.

L: murky yellow orange body, nice 1-2 finger medium bubbled white head that reduces to a thin layer after a few minutes and leaves some lacing.

S: hops, floral aroma, yeast

T: really great on the hops, bitter, some sweetness

F: fine tingling on the tongue, could be more refreshing, some velvet feel

O: A very nice blonde that is clearly on the bitter side. I wonder if in 1501 this beer tasted somehow similar. It was probably not that clean and I doubt they had the same quality hops available all the time. However, this is a simple very drinkable beer that could improve a little on carbonation in my opinion.

safaricook, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

HiPpYcHoP, Oct 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kevinhughes, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

supermeniscus, Sep 01, 2012
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Jopen Hoppenbier from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
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