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

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RATINGS: 275   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2004
Hmmm. Very interesting gruit ale, and the lack of hops makes it rather distinctive. You might think you're drinking a beer that's light on hops, but when they're totally absent, you say "whoa!" because it's really noticeable. Somewhat reminiscent of a witbier with lots of citrus (oranges, limes) present. My glass was a filtered affair with light haze (I had hoped for some cloudy funkiness). Yeasty esters present. Overall, the citrus dominates all else. Solid Dutch brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2004
light golden with a thin white head. aroma is bready and clovey, almost more like a hefe. there are also strong notes of buttery toffee in the aroma. flavor is slightly woody, very buttery, spices are more subdued in the flavor...hardly like a wit at all.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Pours slightly hazy to an otherwise nice golden color. Nice white foam dissipates quickly. The aroma immediately reminds me of earth with some spiciness kicked in. This easily reminded me of a Belgian Wit without the citrus. Oats and spice with good small bubbles of carbonation. Different.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2004
An unfiltered looking, cloudy yellow-orange beer with a rather large, fluffy head consisting of densely packed bubbles. Nose is soft and sour, redolent of moldy lemons. Mouthfeel is light to medium and smoothly creamy. The flavor is subtle citrus, sourdough bread and fresh fruits. Some muted spicing. Finish is lingeringly lemony. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Expecting a wit, but not quite. Light bodied, slightly sour, and dry. The spices were interestig - not going to try and guess what they are. This would be a good summer ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Pours a three-finger white head that doesn't really stay , leaving just a little lace. Cloudy amber color - what else with a wheat?? This is a different wheat the spices cover any yeast that is present. Light-medium bodied. Some sweetness, no bitterness. Would make a great summer ale. $3.99 for a 12oz bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2004
2004 SE Gathering: Pours very cloudy with a lasting head. Taste is dominated by sour grapefruit.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Yuck! I liked the Jopen Koyt but didn't like this at all. Misty amber with foamy white head. Nose and taste were potent and unpleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Darker golden colour with good amounts of carbonation. Yeasty and copperish in the nose. Lots of orange peel in the taste. Tingly body. Not that bad ovearall but I just cant see drinking this to easily.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
This was pale, pale cloudy yellow like a Hoegaarden and it had a lot of similar qualities. It's extremely light and I seemed to pick up coriander and probably some orange, but there was some vague herbally aromas and flavors that I couldn't pick up well enough to describe that made this different than just another wit. Interesting, but not amazing.


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