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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Belgian Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 132   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (284) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011
Pours a nice golden color, bit thick and bit hazy with a slight foam head. Tastes a lot like Jopen Hoppenbeer (bitter, yeasty) but with a nice fruity add to it. Bitter and strong in taste. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle @ home. Slightly hazy golden color, white head. Average smell and taste, nothing really special, just slightly fruits, hops and fresh. Medium carbo and body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2011
Draft at Klooster. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma is earthy, fruit and hops. Flavor Is bitter and grapefruit with a sweet finish. Good balance and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkevin (371) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle. Deep golden pour with a good white head. A lot of hops, citrus and koriander in the aroma. Was impressed by the taste. Tastes a lot like an IPA. Hoppy with a good bitter finish. Very nice springbeer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaspe007 (47) - Utrecht/Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2011
A very nice beer for the spring, as the name suggests. Like a somewhat toned down IPA, with some sweet notes. On draft.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
serve (35) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2011
Aroma: herbs, ripe fruits appearance: golden, orange, hazy, frothy, white foam, taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, oily feel, lively, bitter, long finish,

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutchbeerpages (1467) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2011
I have a hard time finding any special flavors. Malts in aroma and taste. Quite smooth and nice to drink but it just lacks something extra. Bottle from Daily Delis

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
On tap at Jopenkerk, Haarlem on 4 April 2011. Pale gold. Moderate white head. Firm & quite hoppy. Some restrained spicy notes. Fairly tasty and clean. Unlike some of the other lentebiers I tried on this trip this one didn’t stray too far into sweet and sickly territory. Seemed more like a Belgian Ale in character which, perhaps, isn’t too surprising given the provenance. Will be interesting to see whether it changes as and when they start making it themselves.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3161) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 25, 2011
Hazy orange-brown body with small yet firm white head. Yeast floats around, but that’s okay. Mango, white bread, barnyard, ginger and lime. Oily texture with good alcohol backup. Quite mild taste and a bit watery but nice to fruity enough to enjoy. (33cl bottle, 1,85 EUR)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2723) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 Slightly hazy yellow colour. Sharp aroma of hop.Quite some hop in the flavour. It’s sharper than it is sweet. Very refreshing.


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