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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Belgian Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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.


jerohen's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (1976) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (128) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (152) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Light golden colour with a medium white head. Grainy taste combined with a light herbal note. It has the typical Jopen bitterness to it, slightly dry. Pretty nice beer, a Jopen Standard.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from Mitra Druten. Light golden coloured, white head. Nose is grainy, bit bready, grassy. Flavour is grainy, dry, bread, light grassy and citric. Finish is dry. Refreshing. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
helder oranje, witte kraag aroma is vreemd kruidig, hop, zoetig, maar redelijk uniek aroma, ook iets van kaas. smaken zijn lichte caramel, vreemde kruiden, hop, citrus, graan, kalk, kaas, tropisch fruit. lage co2, lichte body, iets droog.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (7575) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Hazy blond colored, thick white head. Aroma of malty, some spices, soapy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1539) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 21, 2014
Golden to orange in colour with a film of cream coloured head atop the beer. The main driver behind the aroma is significant malt with little else behind it. This would be a little staid if it wasn’t for the fact that the biscuity orange-cream wasn’t such a stand alone highlight. It has all the promise of a toffee apple at a fair, or the delicious anticipation of a sweety wrapped in foil from when I was a child. The body is mild before a good surge of aged hoppy bitterness that takes the orange citrus along with it hand in hand. The end is tangy and endearing and reminds you that there is so much more to this beer than meets the eye.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (585) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle 30cl. Clear pale golden, one finger creamy white head, good retention and lacing; grainy nose, bread, yeast, dough, citrus, herbal hops; slightly sweet at first followed by dry bitterness; light to medium body, oily to watery texture, average carbonation; fresh dry bitter finish. Very nice Kölsch-style beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Marqt on Overtoon: Pours copper with white fizzy head. Aroma is loads of honey and toffee. Taste is rather sweet and almost a little cloying. Slightly seltzery, interesting finish. Mineral water perhaps.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig malzig, Gewürze, blumig.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (644) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
Small white head, yellow golden head, citrus a bit hoppy fruity mandarin vanilla, medium carbonation soft to medium bitter, same taste as smell mandarin vanilla malty


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