Jopen Bokbier | Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 08-07-2003

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Photo of greedysoul
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpongeHop
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L - slightly murky dark brown, with some garnet shining through at the edges; slightly beige head that dissipates quickly
S & T - initial taste of roasted malt, but a dark roast, almost burnt coffee. Bit thin, though, almost like a watered down porter at first. Then sweet/tartness of dried dark fruits (blackcurrants, prunes) with slight caramelly notes. Spicy rye follows throughout the finish. Lingering tart dryness and light hopbitterness in the aftertaste.
F - dries the lips; light mouthfeel; decently spritzy, but could've used a bit more

O - decent, but could've had a little more oomph. They advertize their use of their 4-grains, which are there if you look for them, and work very well together as well - the tartness of the wheat, the spice of the rye, the roast of the barley - and very well balanced to boot! But they are present in such a commercially inoffensive way it's a crying shame of a waste. If they cranked up the malt bill and hopped slightly more aggressively I really think we would have an absolute winner. In fact, I might just brew a batch of my own just to experiment with it.
Again, I still prefer the La Trappe Bok. But if this Bok, ironically, had a little bit more balls and horns, I wouldn't hesitate to to place it at my #1 spot of my Bok preference list, and I would drool at the thought of autumn coming around just to get my hands on this.

Definitely worth a try. The exquisite balance of the 4 grains are quite the achievement. If only they had added bit more of them...

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Photo of schavuytje
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Red-brown goat with tint brown in the foam full-malt odor with something bitter in taste full of sweet sweet, sour with beautiful bitter tone, one of short-lasting soon a dry mouth

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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 Dutchcraftbeergeek
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%

Photo of rao2100
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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