Brewed by Jopen
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed by Huyghe for Jopen (www.jopen.nl). Until 2006 brewed by Van Steenberge. Jopen Adriaan is made as a lighter version of a gruit beer. Gruit is a medieval herbal mixture of which sweet gale is the most characteristic. Brewers used this gruit before hops were introduced. The beer contains 5% alcohol and is also brewed with herbs, but different ones than those used in Koyt. The herbs used in Adriaan contribute in the refreshing taste of Adriaan. The light taste of Adriaan can be compared with Wheat beers (Witbier) as those are made in Belgium and Holland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2004
hazy, golden color, big, elegent, though quick to fade head. Aroma is deliciousness, indeed: spicy, airy, with light citric fruit, and a big helping of yeast, slightly musty and tart. Great blitz of citric hops right off the bat, big carbonation, spritzy as they get. Nice taste, but the effervescence overcomes the flavor. Body is on the light side, texture is minimal..lemony flavor kicks in a bit more toward the end. Tasty little beer. "Real Dutch Gruit Witbier" boasts the label. Tastes like one, too, smooth, tasty, ultimately very drinkable. But...probably not worth the $4.59 I paid for this 12 oz. bottle. don’t let me stop you, though...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2004
orangish, cloudy, white head, disappears fast, citrus aroma, flavor is light herbal, light spice, not that impressive, watery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Poured cloudy gold with smallish sized head. Aroma was a bit fruitty with faint hints of malt. Taste was a bit sour with some spice and coriander. Spicy and lemony with a lively mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Bright peach with floating specks of yeast. Jagged, large-bubbled ring of foam with some rocks in the center. Very soft bouquet of tangy rosemary, wax, rosehips, perfumey esters, and pink peppercorns. Notably mushy and unrefined. Feathery carbonation with loose fluff. First sip yield soft tangy herbs and crushed coriander. Sparse candied malt presence paired with moderate cantaloupe flavors and lime leaf acidity. Unripe nectarine tartness counteracts the juicy herbs while further lessening the body and deterring the muted malt sweetness. Slight herbal astringency in the finish with traces of spicy pepper, rose petals, tangy herbs, and slightly musty yeast. Bland aftertaste of mineral and tart melon. Very boring, overall, with an extremely lifeless body, overstated acidity, and dull herb elements. I’ll take the Koyt over this, any day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Hazy golden color with a light beige smallish head. Mild dijon mustard and sweet mild cider aromas. Mild malt sweetness with light sweet herb, vanilla and simple sugar flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 4, 2004
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of finely sized white colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a poor lacing. The body was hazy carbonated and there were spices notably floating in it. It had a herbal aroma mixed with hops and malt. The mouth feel was initially smooth and finished with a malty spicy note. The flavor was subtle with spices mixed with malt and mildly hopped.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Bottle. Large creamy and smooth white head that contained fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. Very little carbonation, transparent and yellow hue. Malty, hoppy, sweet and fruity aroma. Sweet and malty flavor. Smooth palate. light bodied and excellent lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1030) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
duvel tulip glass: this brew reminded me of a very weak and watered down lambic crossed with a wheat. it’s dry and just a little bit sour; this is down in a good way. core flavors are citrus and plant roots. it’s refreshing in the poorest way. not offensive; only alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2663) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Tart, fruity aroma, plentiful wheat malt and citrus, along with notes of light brown sugar, unfamiliar, leafy and earthy herbal tones, graham, peppery spice, orange, lemon and tangerine, some melon rind as well(?). Medium orange color, quite cloudy and lightly sedimented with a slight, fading head. Tart and fruity up front, becoming slightly sweeter and with a big herb and citrus finish. Some lingering tea-like flavors and faint woodiness. Palate is a tad watery and thin, very effervescent. Probably supposed to be fairly refreshing, and almost is, but the unfamiliarity and the high carbonation keep this from being something I would consume at quantity or with any speed. All in all, very different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Has a cloudy reddish yellow color. The head is medium and slightly yellow. There are many fast bubbles floating up. Aroma is caramel, oranges and also seems to hint at cherry pie The taste is an interesting mix of sweet and sour. It intitially hits you with sour cherries and follws with a creamy vanilla. Also has notes of flowers white wine. A very refreshing summer drink. has a little too much carbonation.

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