Jopen Bokbier | Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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85
very good
74 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
Netherlands
jopen.nl

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 08-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of DyingFlutchman
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.52/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zet
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Brown colour (bit murky) with a decent head of foam, though this fades quite faste. Smell of roasted malt and caramel. The taste was a bit disappointing in my opion. Though the brewer used four types of grain in this one, the burned barley is prevalent. Caramel and hops are surely present, but the overall taste is a bit too much like a weakened stout in my opinion. Mouth feel is very soft and smooth though. I love the Jopen brand, but this one is not one of their best i have to admit.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of Samkabam100
4.78/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was one of the best beers I've ever had. It helps that the brewery was a very fun setting.

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Photo of rpopescu
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPHL
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BJSmit
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of danipp
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Ijzerbroot
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Moyaboroda
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Carpetsmoker
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Consumed slowly with temperature rising from about 39F (too cold) to 55F. This brewery is new to the U.S. (GA only, so far).

Pours a dark red-brown color with a thin head; a little spotty lacing is left on the glass. Looks like a porter.

Aroma: A bit malty for a bockbeer, with suggestion of a Scottish ale. Some caramel, green apples, light spices, faint smokiness and mild alcohol esters.

Taste: More malty than the smell suggests. Some caramel and darker roasted grains, with just hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Moderately complex owing to the grain bill.

Mouthfeel: medium+ body and crisp carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: not a typical German Bockbier, but quite tasty and easily recommended.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of freneticamnesic
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours deep brown, only slightly reddish with a light tan head

S - Roasted grains and brown sugar

T - Toasted, smokey malts, hints of rye and brown sugar. Finishes dry and hoppy

M - Thick, full-bodied, slightly carbonated. More like a porter than most boks

O - Overall a very heavy, dark bok, that's more along the lines of a porter than a typical bok bier, but still very enjoyable, especially on a cold Fall day.

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Photo of Zach136
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mscudder
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Douberd
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml, long neck brown bottle, ABV 6,5%, at home, poured into a snifter.
Pours a very dark brown coloured beer, with a good two finger beige, creamy head, with average retention.
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and on the background slight caramel and alcohol.
Taste is sweet at first, giving its place to a light pleasant bitterness. Roasted malts and dark chocolate.
Medium to full body, light carbonation.
A very tasty bock.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 Oct 2012 in Valkenburg, Holland: Cafe De Grendelpoort is having a Bockfest and this was one of the brews on-tap.

Very dark, most likely the darkest Bok I saw during my stay in Holland. The head was also the whitest I saw on a Bok this time around.

The aroma and taste were of roasted but not burnt malts with red berry notes in both the smell and mouth flavours. Coffee, prunes and plums can be added to the taste thoughts as this is a complex and interesting beer.

Medium bodied and easy to drink: pity there were so mant to try, or I could have stayed on this for another one or three!

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Jopen Bokbier from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
3.79 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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