Brewed by Jopen
Style: Witbier
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2005
Hazy warm-orange color with a nice light colored creamy head. Fine cookie aroma’s with fruity hints like stonefruits, citrus, and confit d’orange. This beer has a lively taste with a cake like mouthfeel. Also hints of fruit cake in the afthertaste. Overall impression, a little flat but smooth beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2005
The first thing I noted about this beer was the lack of hop presence. That was before I realised it was a recreation of a gruit beer and didn’t have any hops. The herbs used in place of provided an interesting alternative, but I didn’t find them assertive enough. Vaguely medicinal. Overall a bit dull, thin and watery. Extra marks for interest though. Bottled. January 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10266) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2005
Poured a medium, hazy orange color with a larger sized white head. Lots of small particles. Aromas of spices, bananas, and lemons. Lighter tastes (not as strong as the smell would have led me to believe). Fizzy body that also came across as flat and boring (does that make any sense).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 29, 2005
had this in almsterdam at a cafe called ’t Arendnest. a must if in the amsterdam area (largest selection of dutch beers around) a different kind of thing going on here. hazy off yellow with white head. spicy notes in the nose... herbal, organic palate, coriander, lemon, sweet vanilla, honey. definatly reminds you of a witte. nice crisp drinkeable beer. wouldnt call it a traditional ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Pepper, dandelion, hint of mint (esp. in the flavor). Hazy yellow brown with irregular head. Vinegar flavor, clove, lemon drop. I can understanding someone saying there is honey, too. Lemon poppyseed pound cake. It suggests a sweet finish. Interesting in its complexity. Herbal tea quality. I would want to drink this beer if I had a bad cold. Unremarkable palate. Interesting and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 26, 2005
cloudy orange with a white head. aroma is clove, green and banana pepper, muddy honey and mint. taste is some lemon and vinegar, herbs of some kind that i can’t specifically identify. stem tasting. finish is mediciney but rather nice. sweetness lingers in a citrus way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
So so. Poured a clever orange cloudy color. Wispy head. Slight tart in the palate. Really nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 14, 2005
This deep gold brew with a white merengue head smelled of coriander and citrus , it taste was slightly tart with notes of cherrios and fresh bread, spices round off the flavors (sweet Orange peel and coriander) the mouth feel was medium to thin kinda lifeless after the intial sips.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
On tap at Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Hazey white/yellow, with a thickish head. Really nice chalky lemon aroma. Less chalky than expected in the mouth, more sliky in fact, with a lemon meringue pie feeling. Sweet fruit, with creamy fizz and a crunchy carbonation on the finish. Very good stuff, even though I never clocked it was anything other than a standard Wit stylee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2005
This is, I believe, my first gruit beer and, given the opportunity, will not be my last. Not that it’s that great. More like interesting. (The experience reminds me of having my first Fraoch. Interesting then; enjoyable now.) It pours a cloudy lemon yellow with a skinny white head. The aroma is quite refreshing, grassy, herbal (but not like Koyt, as they say), with a lemon twist. The brew lost its carbonation early on, but has a tart mouthfeel to take its place. Spicy (both sweet and bitter) but light to the taste buds, this has a dry, lemony finish. Nice.

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