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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Belgian Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - FEB 7, 2014
Una birra intrigante, complessa e rinfrescante. Luppolata, leggermente fruttata, con una sfumatura speziata di coriandolo che potrebbe ricordare una blanche, buon amaro complessivo.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, alcohol soaked fruit and spice. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, a bit meaty, roast malt, bitter sweet end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
R2k2 (450) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
Somewhat cloudy, orangecolored beer. It has a fruity, sweet aroma with resembles peaches. This can also be tasted, along with something spicy, but this moves on into a bitter aftertaste that holds on for quite a while. Nice fresh beer! Ietwat troebel, oranjekleurig bier. Het aroma is fruitig zoet, met de toets van perzik. Het zoetige gaat door in de smaak, samen met iets kruidigs. Dit gaat over in een vrij bittere nasmaak die aardig aanhoud. Lekker fris bier!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4103) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2013
Nice mix between a blond beer, witbier and a belles bock. It’s grainy, mildly hoppy and fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (2177) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 0,3l fles gedeeld met Nikos aangenaam Amberkleurig troebel bier. een mooie balans tussen zoet en bitter met een fruitig karakter mandarijn en grapefruit iets ziltige in de afdronk, redelijke body en afdronk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (2041) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: APR 14, 2016 Bottle 33cl. Clear pale amber, good fluffy off-white head, diminishing slowly, heavy lacing; aroma toasted sweet malts, fruity, coriander, floral notes; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, coriander notes, bit earthy, leading to a sweetbitter finish, bit peppery; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; nice lentebock. Retasted 14/4/16 (bbd 02/2016, thus an old one from a corner of my ’cellar’). Poured into a shaker. Slightly higher rating (3.2->3.4) than at 25/8/13.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EpicWardrobe (78) - - JUL 22, 2013
Golden with white, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is grassy and hoppy. Flavor is sweet with a tad sour. It is somewhat refreshing and grassy, hoppy, spicy with a (long) bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cerveze_ando (4) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013 does not count
Bottle from supermarket. Very nice golden colour, semitransparent body and white foam. About the flavour, very refreshing. Nice light blondie, but you can get some hop, coriander, fresh grass... Very good beer also if we keep the price in mind.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2259) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
Overall: Grains, pear, spices. Quite good.
Note: On-tap at Jopenkerk. Reviewed 2013-07-02.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (5925) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
On tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam. It was named Jopen Lente Hop, I hope it’s the same beer. Grassy and hoppy smell. Similar taste. Nice bitterness. Very hoppy, spicy and grassy. Nice beer.


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