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Jopen Lentebier

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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Belgian Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Until spring 2009 brewed by Huyghe for Jopen. Until 2006 brewed by Van Steenberge. Brewed with three grains: barley, oats and wheat, as requested in mediaeval Haarlem, fresh-bitterish hops and spicey coriander. Jopen Lentebier is unfiltered and gets a secondary fermentation in the bottle. A darker blonde beer with a fruity aroma and a fresh, fullbodied taste.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10579) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Bottled, 330ml from Hopduvel Warehouse, Ghent, Belgium. Hazy gold with white head. There is a fairly spicy, herby note to this from the off alongside a fruity, yeasty character. Reasonably bittering with a crisp palate. Pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottled (from biernavigatie). Slightly hazy golden colour small white head. Aroma is fruity, some spices, mild grains and some wheat. Flavour is fruity, floral, some mild herbal and malty notes as well. Gets a bit more harsh once it gets warmer, so try it somewhat fridgecold...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1458) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
On keg at Jopenkerk Haarlem - Hazy golden colour with average, frothy, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy and slightly yeasty aroma, some corn. Taste is initially minimally sweet pale malty, later dry oats, in the finish bitter hoppy, underlying hints of alcohol which is hidden quite well for a 7%.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Another of the classic Jopen beers, tasted in Van Steenberge’s version. Snow white, delicate, unstable head, warm orange blonde colour approaching amber, clear. Aroma of honeyish and caramelly malts, fresh orange, coriander, aniseed, apricot, young cheese and grass. Smooth caramel taste, delicately sugary, as from vanilla sugar, not sticky in any way, peachy, some light coriander and refreshing ’citrusness’, fresh grassy hops in the finish but ending a bit phenolic too. Other than that, this transcends the ’lentebok’ beers from the larger Dutch breweries.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martinrumsam (540) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
On tap. Hazy yellow/orange. Aroma of citrus and lemongrass. Spicy fruity citrus taste. Didn’t get much coriander. Refreshing - closer to wheat beer than Belgian ale ?

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (136) - - AUG 3, 2014
On tap at Jopenkerk. Tiny head. Flavours of lemongrass and straws. Freshsweet slightly malty, tickles on the tongue. Well balanced. Well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
29/VI/14 - 33cl bottle @ Marjan & Jason’s place - BB: 29/I/15 (2014-676) Thanks to Jason for the beer!

Clear blond to orange beer, lots of chunks floating around under a small aery off-white head. Aroma: very fruity, some peaches, bit of exotic fruits, sweet malts, some citrus. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, bit sourish, some almonds, malty, alcohol, pretty bitter, bit floral. Aftertaste: honey, caramel malts, nice bitterness, oxidized, almonds, some alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (486) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
30cl bottle @ home from Melger’s, Haarlem. Cloudy orange copper color, medium off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruits and floral in the nose, lemon peel, caramel, licorice, quinine, quite hoppy, moderated, good balance. Taste is medium sweetness, medium to heavy hoppy bitterness, hint of fruity sourness, hint of salt. Full body, thin texture, soft carbonation, fine hoppy bitter finsh with quite long duration. Refreshing, easy to drink, fine hoppy spring beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (709) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
33cl bottle shared Appearance: hazy orange with a white head of about 2 fingers. Not much lacing. Aroma: Mango,grass,spices, citrus Taste:Fruity sweetness, and a light spicyness in the finish. Medium body,average carbonation

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (1233) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
from tap at 24uur maastricht. poured a slight amber colour with a white head. coriander, yeast, medium hop bitterness, grass, somewhat crisp mouthfeel, malts, some orange. ok...


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