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Jopen Hoppenbier - Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Vancer on 11-30-2006

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 17
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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.

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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.

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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 ;-)

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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.

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Jopen Hoppenbier from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
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