Jopen Hoppenbier | Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
Netherlands
jopen.nl

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Vancer on 11-30-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of sfprint
2.4/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

exp 08/17/12

A: Single finger head, tons of chunky suspended sediment, looks like a pond. Not so much rising carbonation, dark orange.
S: Thick, heavy peach bread, slightly nostril opening, a hint sour.
T: Funny, artificial, plasticy alcohol. Also pretty bitter in a planty sort of way, the kind of plants that you shouldn't eat. Those are the two very dominant flavors. Underneath there is something kind of peachy.
M: "Tart," kind of, whatever that plasticy element is doing to my mouth.
O: Two major flaws to what would otherwise be a decent beer.

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Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy golden colour, medium head, compact lace.
Aroma of grapefruits, spices, fruits (banana, apples).
Medium body, creamy palate, great carbonation.
Taste is like the smell, grapefruits, spices and fruits.

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Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of peensteen
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy orange colour with a ring of white head and some lace. Smell is grainy and fruity, some floral leafy hop as well but as a whole is a bit bland. Taste is a mix of earth and malty, ready with light floral/earthy hops, just a touch of alcohol. Medium light carbonation, medium bodied. OK but forgettable, I suppose I could order this again if left with not many options.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is called hoppenbier, but was not as hoppy as I expected.

Appearance is an orange beer with a 1 inch head and lots of carbonation. Big chunks of yeast float in the beer.

Smell is peachy and honey, some yeast smell and kind of sweet.

Taste is mainly honey and slightly bitter. The expected hop taste was not present. The amount of carbonation made the beer sizzling on the tongue. Mouthfeel was medium, the beer was sweetish. The beer tastes like there is more alcohol than the 6,8% listed.

I probably have an old bottle, but the hoppiness was absent. I want to review this beer again in the future.

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Photo of theja8989
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewhemoth
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 300ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden color, with a hint of orange/amber. Nice thick head, about two fingers. Good head retention - kept a thin layer throughout the drink. Moderate lacing, not as well defined as i expected. Light active carbonation visible.
S: Quiet yeasty - did not expect that, nor was it something that i wanted. Sweet bread and light fruits (peach? and citrus hop tones).
T: Pale malts - a nicely balanced sweetness compared to the hops. Hoppy (obviously). Not as bitter as i had expected, but its there. A tad bit of yeastyness, but super minimal. Medium-light dry finish, which works nicely. (Major hop flavor after burping. Very nice)
M: Medium bodied, light on the carbonation.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vancer
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

We are off on the right foot with this – hazy light amber / yellow with a small, but frothy white head, which quickly died. Still leaves thin sheet lacing. Nice lil' ring of dead yeast soldiers on the bottom.

Spice and clove in the aroma, followed by a very dry, almost campaign like quaff with a malt backbone. The 6.8% hides behind a subtle sweetness, finishing with a sharp stinging of floral hop. Not a bad sipping little brew, just a tad too dry.

Thanks to my great son, “studying” overseas in Amsterdam, for the unique chance.

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Photo of mytu420
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mscudder
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of rpopescu
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of simont1
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Meh, boring.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of shelby415
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greedysoul
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle. Appearance clear with a durable white head.

Malty aroma with oats. Spicy,

Great balance with a spicy front end and finish. Mildly bitter. Fairly low hop level (name derived from the old [1501] recipe). Hops dominate the mildly bitter aftertaste.

Crisp, near medium body. Lively carbonation.

O: distinct and interesting.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Jopen Hoppenbier from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
3.68 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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