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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8937) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2006
It is fascinating to read the variety of impressions that this beer generates! I thought it was very interesting and terrific. From the bottle, it doesn’t look very nice-- murky cloudy yellow-brown with a mediocre head and poor retention. Huge aroma of butterscotch and warmed butter. Sweet palate, very butterscotchy with some cardamom, ginger and vanilla cookie, and a vaguely fruity note that I couldn’t put my finger on (maybe the herbs, maybe the yeast...). Thin-bodied, but that’s okay as it was still a pleasure to drink. Recommended for its different character.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2005
Murky, pale straw body with a poor lasting head. The aroma seemed to be of soft wheat notes, with my other half picking up honey. Soft in the taste as well, thin body, some ginger, yeast, citrus and soft carbonation. Pleasant and easy drinking with no big characters standing out, but nothing really making you yearn for more.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2005
tangerine color. smelled like smoked sausage and tasted like new york seltzer water.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2005
very intriguing style and beer altogether. tasted of ginger water, well water, pices like nutmeg and allspice. some honey and wheat flavors with a bitter taste and some acidity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Cloudy orange color,small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.The aroma is wheat kind of fruity and lightly spicy,so far so good.Fruity flavor upfront with a nice carbonation lvl that makes the flavor dance a little on the pallate.The flavor changes in the middle and end with it going from a sort of mild sweet to a sour side,almost reminding me of Berliner Kindl Weiss in a way.It’s a fairly interesting brew that i think i could get used to on some hot summer days due to it being very easy to drink and smooth.Nice brew for the summer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3255) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Highly impressive dutch beer. This gruit stuff is really good. Its what makes the aroma and taste so unique. This beer is not heavy and very different to any witbier that I have tried. I recommend this all the way.7/3/8/3/17

Re-rate: I wold guess this is the same batch as my first rate. Got it at a place where this could have easily been sitting for a few years. Pours with a small head and a hazy orange/copper color. Aroma is a bit aged cardboard with light too old sourness but a lot of strong musk, light mustard, and spicy honey, A bit overwhelming at first, but once you get past the aged and musk there are cool little aspects. Taste is musky, light spoiled-orange tea, some sweetness and a cheap honey aftertaste. Coriander and tea aspects linger for a while as well. Easy drinking despite the thicker and slicker mouthfeel. Doing good despite the age. 7/3/7/3/15

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quinten (1056) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
nice, gentle.. spicy taste,..fresh no overwalming bits, recepy from 1407, old dutch traditional beers are rare.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shag (2768) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2005
I really wasnt digging this. A murky yellowish brown appearance similar to pond water. The aroma was ginger root, unknown spice rack stuff, and lemons. The flavors were really funked out like chili powder? vinegar, honey, and I dunno some herbal tea. This was weird as hell. Pass

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2005
Bottle, snifter. Hazy peach-gold with small particles. Small, frothy white head. Honey, toasted wheat, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, sweat aromas. Flavor introduces some grapefruit tartness. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic flavor. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture, moderate carbonation. Interesting to be sure, just not the best drinking experience. Spices are all muted and the tartness is a bit overpowering.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1652) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2005
21 Jun 2005 - (Inge B&B, Haarlem) - Earthy and vinuos aroma. Cloudy orange, light brown colour, with good head and reasonable lacing. nutty hop and vinuos flavour, well balanced malt and light fruit. Overall - Surprisingly good for a style that I would not normally like.


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