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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2049) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (1081) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
Tap at Arendsnest. Hazy light golden with white head. Lemon, yeasty, vanilla, candy, plums, strawberries. Medium sweet with dry light bitter finish. Medium bodied with dry light feel. Nice!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (450) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Hazy golden colour with a thin but creamy head. Aroma is gummy bears. Mildly hopped.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (775) - - JAN 20, 2015
33cl flesje via Raadhuisplein, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 4,5% Uitgeschonken in Kaapse Brouwers glas Uiterlijk: goudblond met kleine witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: geur niet lekker, hoppig, moutig, bittertje, fris Conclusie: drinkt lekker weg, wat anders dan een standaard pilsener, hoppige en bitterheid is aangenaam ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4697) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
Draft @ De Gollem. Dark amber, solid creamy off-white head. Smell is sweet red fruits, sticky sweet malts, dash of candy & iron. Tasted is pureed strawberry & other red fruits, sweet grains, sugar, candy, faint iron & light faint bitter grass in the end. Very light & very easy to drink. Pretty nice, I am a bit confused by the low scores here to be honest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (1352) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Pale orange / light brown with a medium off-white head. Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Subtle sweet and bitter flavours. Citrus, herbs, caramel, grain and yeast. A tasty refreshing brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
Big head misty deep gold pour strong carbonation aromas spice yeast grain sugar fruit hops the flavours corn hay grass yeast a sweetness nutmeg citrus sugar goes down well bitter touch can taste the Hallertau note the finish best tastes yeast spice sweetness nice bitter touch a little watery but still okay

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1478) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2014
I will freely admit that reading Dutch and hearing the Dutch speak are two very different things for me. This beer on the other hand, is everything that I expected and enjoy. As Rob told me after, this top fermented ale is disguised as a lager thru the unfiltery-ness.It was on the chalkboard as an "unfiltered pilsener. And I do love me some pils. It fooled me, and I don’t care. I could drink this all day in various weather conditions. (It was raining hard at the time) Imagine that, rain in December in Amsterdam... Mellow smooth with just a hint of butterscotch in second half. hazy as expected. Head lasted to finish. Thus began my love affair with Jopen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1537) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
On keg and first one of the Jopenkerk Half-Marathon - Looks like a pilsener; clear golden pour with a good white head. Mostly hops in the aroma. Also some hints of fruits and malts. Tastes like a watered down IPA with mostly hops. Not bad. Nice session beer and a nice easy start.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5504) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from Mitra Bunnik, BB Febr 2015, large sample, served in a tulip glass. Slight hazy golden color, large fine slight off-white head, leaving a thick lacing. Aroma of spicy noble hop, slight grassy, slight spicy yeast, grainy malt. Soft bitter taste, again spicy and grassy noble hops, slight sweet malt, slight bready. Soft to medium carbonation, medium body. Almost a keller/landbier. Wonderful beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (312) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy, golden/grayish with a white head. Aroma of hops and spices, bread, yeast. Taste is floral hops, yeast, wheat/grain. Strange, but nice.


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