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Meesterstuk 2014 | Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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Brewed by:
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Douberd on 01-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by Jeffo:
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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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SVD
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of TwiggyCZ
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mercarood
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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