larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Amber body made hazy by small floaties. Perfumy candy and tropical fruit aroma with peachy grainy notes. Dryish mealy grainy rye taste with vaguely roasty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish resiny orangey aftertaste with roasty rye notes. Nice, interesting, a bit different, but not very remarkable. (0.33l bottle, from de Kaaskamer, Amsterdam.)
SVD (654) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33CL bottle at home, Cola like colour with a small white head, aroma is hoppy, taste is different but good, overall al great beer
vipinvelp (2352) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange yellow with big off-white foam head. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is nice bitter, with same longer aftertaste. (Haarlem 201304)
Vignale (2172) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beernavigator. My first Jopen beer. Pours ruby with a big sustainable and beautiful offwhite/pale beige head. The nose is fruity, grassy and floral together with some brown bread. My assosiations say eglish bitter. The mouthfeeling is creamy and soft the malt body feels komplex for being a session beer. The hops adds grassy, peppery and floral tones. An easy but very tastful and rather complex drink that I really appreciated
Douberd (2584) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Long neck bottle, 330 ml, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 5,3%
Pours a deep red ruby colour with two fingers of off-white head. Bits and pieces floating in the beer. Foam has good retention and leaves nice rings of lacing as it goes down.
Aroma is very fruity, with a blend of tropical fruits and citrus upfront and some light cherries on the background.
Taste is bitter, the citrus more notable here. Even more bitter on the afteraste, with a long finish.
Medium thick body and carbonation a bit above average. Nice dryness on the palate.
Nice beer, the low alcohol makes it ideal for a session beer.
mike_77 (3377) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown colour with thin, lacy head. Aroma has some caramel. Flavour has sweet caramel malt and a full rye flavour that becomes bitter and a bit hoppy in the finish.
Xstream (173) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 Aroma: caramel, hay, roasty, floral, grass, herbs, leaves.
Appearance: red, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam,.
Taste: medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness.
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter.
O: very spiced and herbal flavored. Some sweet caramel running through a rather bitter experience. Not in a bad way. Nice beer.
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours an amber colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, biscuit and caramel. Flavour of caramel malts, grassy hops, some floral notes, grains and rye bread. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Decent.
Abrakarl (341) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From beernavigatie. Very dark (almost brown) beer for an RPA. A big, proud head. Not so much citrus in the aroma. Jopen is a very interesting brewery with plenty of great beer in their range. Had this a year ago. Must be unfiltered. More bitter than sweet. Not as good taste as I remembered. Remembered it as grade 4, not 3. Think I have another one which will be interesting. Maybe just this bottle was ’bad’, saw some foam already in the neck of the bottle when opening it. Where did the citrus and hops go?
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.
Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, wood, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, nutty, hoppy, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.