Meesterstuk 2014
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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Style:
Barleywine - English
ABV:
10.5%
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Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 12.27%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
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Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
 
Netherlands
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from The Big Dooper. Cheers!

From a bottle into a snifter
Described as a white oaked barleywine

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Mahogany red in color, hazy, with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a full foam cap and sticks to the top of the glass. A half wisp and ring remain leaving decent dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking, darker barleywine.

SMELL: Caramel, raisins with other dark fruit notes and some leather initially. Light toffee with some grapefruit and bubble gum notes as well. Spicy alcohol in the back. Decent nose.

TASTE: Caramel, raisins and dark fruit up front again. Leather is in there too, with a big finish of spicy alcohol, dark fruit sweetness, bubble gum, leather and melon sweetness. A hint of grapefruit bitterness comes through as well. Pretty flavorful.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little fizzy and light on the palate, goes down okay with a bit of a scratch at the swallow and finishes slightly sticky. A bit of a burn and some heat lingers.

OVERALL: Pretty decent brew. A bit too much leather perhaps, and it could use a creamier feel, but this is a solid effort from a brewery that is, for me at least, rather hit or miss. The oak component could be a little more present as well. Still, this is one worth checking out if you get the chance. Cheers Doopie.

Jan 08, 2014
Meesterstuk 2014 from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 4 ratings