Ongelovige Thomas | Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

Ongelovige ThomasOngelovige Thomas
BA SCORE
86.8%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 53 ratings
Ongelovige ThomasOngelovige Thomas
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
Netherlands
jopen.nl

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jeffo on 05-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,962
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
53
Liked:
46
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
12.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of JimTeal
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful find at Arendsnest Pub in Amsterdam. After a month of beer touring Europe, the best was last. Also known as "Doubting Thomas", this is superb bier, from the Dutch who are best known for Heineken, Jopen has a champion with Ongelovige Thomas. The first sip is almost a religious awakening of the mouth. Perfectly balanced, hints of caramel, butter and dry-sweet, yes I said it, this is both, with a powerful alcohol kick camouflaged deep within such a sublime mouth shock. Like it's neighbor from Belgium, Gulden Draak, this fine brew gets better by the sip, almost to the point of melancholy staring at an empty glass. I can go on with obvious comparisons at the top of BA's Top 50 list, but until you've experienced this Dutch treat keep a spot on your Top list available.

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Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of schuim
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Unfiltered dark brown Quad. Aroma of dark malts, soft ripe fruit and warming caramel tones. a taste that is very rich and full. Nice balance between a big malty beer and USA hops at the end of the taste. red fruit and caramel sauce. nice cross over between a Belgian Quad with USA hop style.

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Photo of vermilcj
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of jaapm
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Jose9e
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BreweryRun
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ArgonV
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Carpetsmoker
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Mar02x
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I just picked up a bottle at the Mitra liquor store. I seemed interesting to me, because of the style. Not so many breweries from Holland attempted to brew a quadruple.

A – The appearance of the beer is quite red. The head is decent and light brown in color. The foam sticks to the glass like glue, very nice to watch.

S – Floral and pine up front mixed with some citrus, very nice and inviting.

T – A soft hoppy taste together with some nice sweetness; nutty, dry raisins and candy sugar.

M – Very nice, slightly sticking to my palate. Soft to medium carbonation with a soft bitterness in the end.

O – What I like most about this beer is the amount of courage that the brewer has put in. Its like a mix in styles; a double IPA and a quadruple. The taste is there fore quite extraordinary.

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Photo of thatsmyspot
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mll777
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Don't like the Jopen glass choice. Beer is really good, though not so complex for a quad. And pretty sweet, smell is awesome

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Photo of Quafftastic
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Geosuds
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is just too drinkable at 10%. There is no doubting this Thomas.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of RCH1
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Joopjoop
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am honored to carry the same name as this brewery, because they have made a lasting impression with Ongelovige Thomas.

The combination of a Quadrupel-like base with a roasty Stout/Porter aroma and DIPA-ish hop finish is an admirable goal in and of itself, but the execution is damn near perfect in this brew.

It combines the best of these three styles and leaves you wanting more (as opposed to some DIPAs or quadrupels which are just too heavy).

*When i get my hands on another bottle (or a couple) I'll try to give a little more detailed description as I'm typing this from memory.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of supermeniscus
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Gakusei
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -DF-
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy bourgundy with 2 finger golden head, nice retention. Smell - lollipop, apple, caramel, citrusy hops. Taste - candy sugar, dark fruits, caramel. Nice hop finish. Excellent beer for sipping.

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Ongelovige Thomas from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
Beer rating: 86.8% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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