Jopen Lentebier | Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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28 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
Netherlands
jopen.nl

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 05-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.66%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of jroof1
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dzu
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of iftcoach
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Pours a briight yellow, with a white head. Smells sweet, like a Belgian ale, candi sugar, caramel, yeast, bread. The taste follows the same notes (I wonder where the "usa hopped" notes are), very nicely balanced, not too sweet for a Belgian pale ale.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure how to classify this one: smells like an American IPA (Amarillo and Cascade are used), but (after)taste is more like a Belgian Blond. All in all a very nice and refreshing beer appropriate for the spring time. I would gladly drink another.

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Photo of rpopescu
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mercarood
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good fresh and fruity spring beer with USA hop

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leitmotif
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bird_soul
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gnikola
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of supermeniscus
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Thunder
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Bandi
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of metter98
2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Jopenkerk, Haarlem, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down and left delicate lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of alcohol are present in the smell.
T: The taste has very strong flavors of alcohol towards the finish that also linger in the aftertaste.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied on the palate and has notes of alcohol warming in the finish. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This beer has too much alcohol in the aroma and taste to make it enjoyable.

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Photo of HiPpYcHoP
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Douberd
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle of 300 ml, at home. Pours a deep golden honey-like slighty hazy coloured beer, with two fingers of white head with great retention. It has now settled to one finger but it's still there, creamy. Leaves heavy lacing on the glass as I drink it.
Aroma is fruity and yeasty.The coriander not traceable at all.
Very bitter on the taste, this is great! The bitterness of the aftertaste lingers in the mouth for a long time, even longer if you take a good big sip.
Full bodt, nice carbonation and some dryness on the palate, which serves to make you go for another sip.
Overall a really great beer, and it may be called spring beer but I certainly would prefer it over the so-called summer beers.

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Photo of cbilek06
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of schuim
4.77/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this beer in the Arendsnest in Amsterdam from draft. The color was dark blond, with a little hase.
The aroma was very fruity with a destic=nct grapefruit aroma. Definetly USA hops in this one but not agresive, just fruity and spicy (coriander?).
The taste is well balanced between a higher alcohol level 7%, that causes a full body and a drinkability. Taste of citrus fruit, specialy grapefruit.
Very nice beer, to bad its a seasonal.

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Photo of PapaEugene
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured it from bottle in a Jopen glass. It has a nice dark yellow color and a solid foamy head. Looks like highly carbonated. Smells fruit esters and light coriander. Carbonation is much lower as I expected. The taste is rich but not too complex. Hints of apple, citrus, light coriander, alcohol nicely masked, little bitterness and moderate in hops and sweetness. I'm not really a fan of sourness in beers, but with this one it just seems to fit.

Too bad that the carbonation dissapears rather fast.

This beer was better than I expected after reading a previous review mentioning the sourness. The name suggests it's a spring beer, but I will surely place it on my list of favorites for this summer.

Edited my review after my second bottle because of the fast oxidation.

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Jopen Lentebier from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
3.86 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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