Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Dit blonde bier van hoge gisting wordt gebrouwen zoals dat tot begin 1900 in Haarlem gebeurde. Het Gerstebier was de bovengistende tegenhanger van Pilsbier dat toen sterk in opkomst was. Het wordt gebrouwen met een flike dosis hop zoals dat vroeger ook gebeurde. Het alcohol percentage van 4,5 werd begin 1900 gehanteerd voor dit biertype. Het bier is licht en verfrissend maar toch uitgesproken karaktervol. Dit bier is beloond met de zilveren European Beerstar 2011.

jerohen's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2109) - Bussum, - JUL 1, 2012
On draft at brewpub. Hazy golden colored. Malty and grainy nose. Malty flavor, some hops, bread. Some hops in finish. Not very complex but extremely refreshing and drinkable. A beer you could drink all evening. To bad balance and drinkability are appreciated by so few here on Ratebeer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8156) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Golden coloured and unclear Has a malty aroma, hops too. Light candy. Flavor starts sweet and finish bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamaty (1614) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2016
Dorada miel, de espuma blanca poco duradera. Aroma dulce acaramelado, notas herbales. En boca es bastante cereal, de carácter dulce. Gas notable, cuerpo entre ligero y moderado. Final más seco y amargo. Bastante bebible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1574) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2015 33cl Bottle at home. Hazy light golden with white head. Lemon, yeasty, vanilla, plums. Nice medium body yet dry. Backlog from 2014/10/01. Again from tap at Proeflokaal Arendsnest 2015/03/22.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (8361) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle at arendsnest. Pours hazy golden, nose is citrus, floral, toffee, taste is sweet fruit, thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (19023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Keg at the Arends... Hazy amber.. Thin white lacing.... Soft sweet fruits.. Bready orange fruits nose...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16056) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
On tap at Arends Nest Amsterdam. Very pale gold hazy lasting white head. It’s a but like lemon barley water. A little sour on the finish. Light virtually no malt. Lime sour on the finish. refreshing. Dry. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (836) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
0.33 l bottle from Drankenservice Françoise, bottled in october 2014 (almost a year old). Clear, golden yellow with a medium large, foamy, slowly diminishing, white head. Fruity-grassy aroma of lemon, vanilla, grains, honey and hints of butter. Sweetish, fruity-grassy taste of lemon, vanilla, honey, straw and again a bit of butter, followed by a short, crisp, slightly bitter finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Quaffable, refreshing, solid. In a blind-tasting , I would have guessed this was a kölsch. A pity that the bottle is way too old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1766) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
0,33l fles bij bryan goudoranje troebel smaak en geur zijn vlak met wat sinaasappel en graan. Body wat dun. Mwah

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Tap at Jopenkerk. Hazy orange-gold, low fine head. Light hoppy nose, grass, biscuity malts, yeast, light ester. Medium sweet, yeasty, biscuits, peach, quite bitter finish. Fullish body. Slightly earthy. Nice drinking beer, miniscent pf a kellerbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1368) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Tap@Jopenkerk, Haarlem. Appearance: hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma: flowery hops, grassy. Taste: medium bitter, some sour, some grass, some metal. Palate: refreshing, lasting medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: very nice surprise.

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