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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Belgian Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkevin (391) - 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 (36) - 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 (1633) - 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 (7396) - 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 didnít stray too far into sweet and sickly territory. Seemed more like a Belgian Ale in character which, perhaps, isnít 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 (3696) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 25, 2011
Hazy orange-brown body with small yet firm white head. Yeast floats around, but thatís 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 (3220) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 Slightly hazy yellow colour. Sharp aroma of hop.Quite some hop in the flavour. Itís sharper than it is sweet. Very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2011
UPDATED: APR 26, 2011 Golden with white foamy head. Aroma of citrus, coriander seeds, yeast and hops. Fruit tones and malts. Fresh taste, some sweets but not too much, orange, spices, malts. Wheat. Nice hoppy tone. Balanced. Nice beer to celebrate spring. (from 33cL bottle) Update: 26-4-2011, from tap: Mostly the same qualities as the bottled version. Aroma more malty, less coriander. Flavour more liquorice and more pronounced bitter hops. Dryer, but this could also be age (residual sugars of the bottling might be more fermented)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle: White foamy head, disappears slow. Color is deep orange to dark yellow. Smell fruit, malts, sugar, herbs, sweet, spices and hops/citrus. Taste is fresh and sweet, well balanced with low carbonation. Taste fruit (orange, apple), malts, hints of hops, hint of spices. A very rich and tasty spring beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2010
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 On tap at the Doerak, Delft A bit hazy. Nice head and carbonation. Nicely drinkable the best lente beer this year


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