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Jopen Koyt - Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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BA SCORE
89
very good

72 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-12-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

afsdan, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Hayley_86, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

SimonTja, May 07, 2014
Photo of boddhitree
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank this at Braukunstlive 2014 in Munich, Germany.
I didn't take enough notes, but I did write this: "WOW! Very Chocolatey!" It was very sublime. This is traditionally a spiced beer, and I was expecting more spices, but then again, chocolate is a spice, I guess.

I'd love to brew this beer.

boddhitree, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of thierrynantes
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Le Souffleur de Bières, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : dark brown color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : yeasty and spicy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : herbal notes, leading to bitter finish.
Overall : a good beer in the style traditional ale (old gruit).

thierrynantes, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

rpopescu, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

BartMcStout, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

BJSmit, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Zach136, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

samEBC, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

rao2100, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

svanet01, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Ciocanelu, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

freneticamnesic, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

schuim, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Bandi, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Jopenkerk, Haarlem, Netherlands

A: The beer is very dark brownish red in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half a finger high beige head that died down a bit but hardly faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of herbs are present in the nose - rosemary seems to stand out in particular along with some hints of juniper.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the flavors are much stronger and rosemary really seems to stand out in particular.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very flavorful and easy to drink gruit beer that is also a little more fuller bodied compared to other beers in the style.

metter98, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Elbrownbag, Apr 13, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Best before 03/2009...got a bit of age on it.
The beer pours a clear dark brown with no head and a touch of sediment. The nose is tame with a caramel sweetness and no distinct herbal characteristics. The taste is a mellow brown ale, sweet raisins upfront, with a nondistinct lingering herbal finish. The herbal flavors are slightly tomato-y with a slowly building, lingering, tangy, metallic finish. The beer is light-medium bodied characterized as being sweet, weakly herbal, drinkable, and completely uncarbonated. There is very little bitterness. This is a drinkable gruit, but I would have liked to try it fresh as the carbonation and herbal pop were both missing.

ThePorterSorter, Jan 26, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this at the Marqt on Overtoom close to the Leidsplein in Amsterdam. Poured it into the original Jopen Stemglass.

Two finger of beige head reduces slowly to a thin layer, nice lacing; clear bright ruby to amber body with lots of carbonation visible

strong smell dark malt, yeast and dark fruits, some distant coffee, vanilla, really pleasant!

taste is a reluctant maltiness and a bit more towards the coffee, some sour ting on the tongue as well; aftertaste is first a bit metallic but soon moves towards a smooth bitterness that origins probably from Myrica gale a herb that was added to the beer.

head is velvety almost creamy; carbonation tickles on tongue and throat; aside the carbonation the beer is rather oily, very smooth on the tongue.

I had this beer before and remembered it to be good, but in fact it is really good, excellent. I usually criticize the Jopen brewery for having too many different types that are all somehow special but not really balanced and just not great. However, with this recipe from 1407 they are doing everything right

safaricook, Jan 09, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 18IC bottle code. Pours very hazy and cloudy reddish brown color with a 2 finger foamy khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lace. No lacing at all on the glass. Aromas of apple skin, pear, caramel, raisin, molasses, herbal, floral, pepper, clove, earth, anise, and yeast spiciness. Very nice and interesting aromas with good balance and complexity. Really wasn’t sure what to expect. Taste of big apple, pear, pepper, caramel, toast, molasses, raisin, herbal, floral, earth, clove, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruit, raisin, caramel, molasses, pepper, herbal, toast, earth, clove, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and flavor complexity; good malt/spice balance; almost zero cloying flavors present on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a fairly slick, prickly, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial gruit ale. This was very interesting and I wasn’t sure what to expect from it. There is nice flavor complexity and balance; and it is quite smooth to sip on. Very enjoyable and unique offering.

superspak, Oct 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

HiPpYcHoP, Oct 14, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exp: 3/2013
A: Burst out of the bottle when I opened it. A medium dark brown with a soda like head.
S: Like a sweet cola, perhaps more fruity in a way, but it's very soda like.
T: Although the alcohol is detectable and even makes it slightly medicinal, it's very much like a cola slurpee with perhaps just a dab of cherry slurpee mixed in. Fairly sweet, but also delicious.
M: Along the lines of a sharp sting, but not so intense. Otherwise like a crisp cola.
O: Like I've mentioned 10 times, soda/cola like. It's very nice, although barely resembles a beer.

sfprint, Sep 21, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown amber. Minimal head and no lacing. Nice dark Belgian aroma. Tasty dark malts with nutty flavors, dark fruit and unidentifiable, but pleasant herbs. Nice malty middle and finish. Medium bodied with creaminsess. Delicious. I really like this beer. Excellently integrated and wonderful.

LiquidAmber, Aug 03, 2012
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Jopen Koyt from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
89 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.