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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Belgian Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (3587) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Draft at The Huppel, Den Haag. Poured a clear amber with a thin white head. The aroma is yeasty leading to a yeasty, very slightly sour flavour. It’s a very satisfying and refreshing beer that has no trouble quenching the thirst.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
supermeniscus (39) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
Unfiltered appearance. Floral yeasty aroma. Refreshing bitter taste with a hint of spice. Well balanced. Overall another well made beer from Jopen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (701) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 33cl bottle at home. Pale golden with a medium white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet- and bitterness. Citrus, herbs, orange, grass and some spices. A very refreshing slightly bitter beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
THVB (25) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle at home. Hazy red orange with two finger white head. Aroma of fresh lemons and peal, a lot of overripe bananas and coriander, some grapefruit and sweet hops. Taste is grapefruit, bit lychee, coriander , overripe bananas and quite yeasty flavour. Finishes bitter and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 10, 2013
Heller Antrunk, fruchtig hopfig, etwas Koriander. Wenig herb, getreidig, rund. Nettes frisches Bier. 11/11/12/12/11//11

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OllieBBommel (941) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle@home, 30 cl. Head: nice white foam. Colour: clear yellow golden. Aroma: hops, grass, malt. Taste: hops, bitter-sweet. Palate: medium bitter-sweet finish, medium CO2. Overall: nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1717) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle of 300 ml, at home. Pours a deep golden honey-like slighty hazy coloured beer, with two fingers of white head with great retention. It has now settled to one finger but it’s still there, creamy. Leaves heavy lacing on the glass as I drink it. Aroma is fruity and yeasty.The coriander not traceable at all. Very bitter on the taste, this is great! The bitterness of the aftertaste lingers in the mouth for a long time, even longer if you take a good big sip. Full bodt, nice carbonation and some dryness on the palate, which serves to make you go for another sip. Overall a really great beer, and it may be called spring beer but I certainly would prefer it over the so-called summer beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (1894) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2013
Somewhat jazzy golden yellow with lasting, lacing foam head. Aroma is quite hoppy, so is taste. Nice aftertaste. (Haarlem 201304) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2146) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky golden beer with small floaties in it. Nice, stable white head that leaves great lacing on the glass. Aroma has some raisins, some faint licorice, banana.. very complex.. Flavour is quite bitter, hoppy and juicy. Not a dry finish, instead it’s a long, juicy finish. Again there is a faint touch of licorice, which is pretty interesting. Very nice spring beer, did not expect this at all.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsvanlaar (13) - - APR 17, 2013
One of the best spring beers you can get. Long aftertaste with a lot of freshness and some hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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