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


on tap

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Craftmember (36) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy strawlike gold, indeed like the typical whitebeers, with a frothy white head and light carbonation. The aroma is indeed heavily dominated by coriander, with peppery notes, some malts, wheat and yeast. I quite like the beers by Jopen, but I did expect a bit different whitebeer from them, and therefore was a bit surprised when the coriander was also demanding mist space in the taste. There’s notes of floral citrus, a lot of cloves and cardemom, hint of bayleave ( but I expect that will be the gale they use, although that’s supposed to be sweet...), a touch of honey and lemon ofcourse. It’s got an oily mouthfeel with an anisidic( is that the right word for something tasting a bit like anise?), peppery aftermatch with a very thin silt lining. For my taste the coriander and lemon could me more subdued to make the perfect balance, it’s pretty acidic(citrus) in overtone after a while. Nevertheless it’s a very refreshing and beautiful beer, specially once you know about the "gruit" they used for it, so the historical effort alone makes it interesting. On a hot summers’ day it’s one you can’t beat in refreshment if you’re into whitebeers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5168) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2015
11/27/2006 4:35:39 AM Bottle at home. Smooth ale with wide fruit, lemony bouquet. The Gruit is interesting. Texture cloudy. Little head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (2930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
On tap. Pours a cloudy yellow/tawny with light foamy head. Aromas of bananas, wheat and vegetables. Flavor of sweet fruity bananas, coriander, wheat, lemon wax and a bit more vegetal notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (693) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
Aroma: Light aroma, hops, spices, flowers. Appearance: Turbid pale golden beer with a white head. Taste/Palate’ Flavour is way more intense than the aroma, with basically the same attributes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Markth (149) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
Gedronken op Haarlems foodtruck festival. Gewoon lekker witbier, geen bijzondere smaken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
Draught at Brewdog Bar, Shepherds Bush London. Hazy pale golden beer with an offwhite head. Fruity malty aroma. Fruity yeasty caramell sicy flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (759) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Subtle yeast flavours with lemon rind, coriander and citrus. Mild. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (16925) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Draught at BrewdogBar, Shepherds Bush. Hazy pale golden beer with a decent white head. Fruity malty aroma, strange and rather unpleasant aroma. Fruity yeasty caramel flavor, some spices. Bad flavor and tastes like a hefe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4939) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Pleasant yeasty, esteric aroma. Hazy, pale yellow-white. Standard eurolongneck. Tasty. Lightish body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1249) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at home, hazy yellow beer, small head, aroma is yeast and some citrus, taste is the same, tasty witbier

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