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Jopen Meesterstuk 2013

Formerly brewed at Jopen
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ter ere van Sint Maarten brouwt Jopen jaarlijks een Meesterstuk. Sint Maarten was de beschermheilige van het Haarlemse brouwersgilde. In vroeger tijden moesten kunstenaars en ambachtslieden een proef van bekwaamheid leveren. Dit Meesterstuk 2013is in gelimiteerde oplage uitgebracht. Als bier is dit jaar gekozen voor een Quadruppel type gebrouwen met donkere tarwemout en Nieuw Zeelandse hopsoorten. Water, pilsmout, tarwemout, caramout, kandijsuiker, Pacific Jade en East Kent Golding (ketelhop) en Simcoe en Nelson Sauvin hop (dry hopping)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
Bottle @ home. Dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, alcohol, licorice, candy sugar and some spices. Flavor is warming fruity, quite spicy, bitter and quite sweet. Intense brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (4025) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a creamy, light tanned head. Aroma is boozy, syrupy, sugary and has heavy molasses and licorice, which return flavor. Very sweet in the flavor and heavy alcoholic. Great to sip, full bodied and flavored. Good beer, but overly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6499) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Deep dark brown colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet, pear drups or raspberry sweets, much like La Trappe Quadrupel imo, alcohol, tiny hint of bay leaf. Flavour is sweet, alcoholic, pear drups, bay leaf, burnt caramel, liquorice, bitter alcoholic finish with some bay leaf. Medium-bodied. Not much noticed of the promised dry-hopping. Nice enough beer, lacks a bit of depth imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (5570) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
Very dark brown with decent, lasting head. Aroma has a touch of alcohol and some liquorice. There’s a background dry fruitiness to the beer but the liquorice sweetness dominates. There’s some bay leaf too. Not as good as last years version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle: I already heard lots of things about this beer, or it was positive or it was negative... They made me curious, so I decided to get a bottle and try one. This beer pours clear brown. Leaves a medium sized pretty vast and slowly changing beige tan colored foamy head on top of a deep dark clear ruby colored beer. The aroma is quite nice: there’s toast, barleys, raisin, some red fruit, flowers, alcohol, cream, molasses, some sweets, close to complex. Ough, the flavour of this beer is dominated by a spicy alcohol tone. Kind of an alcoholic bomb with some raisin. It’s spicy at first, than it’s warm, bit like liquor. There is some raisin, figs and prunes, some toast, barley malts, sweets and liquorice wood. Pretty good bitter bit like a dry liquorice bitterness. After a while it gets a bit dry bitter, so towards the aftertaste. This beer is a bit like cough syrup. If so, I hope it gets my cold away. I can not taste anything of the hops since the alcohol dominates. A pity because they used some nice hops to create this beer. Aftertaste is a mix of liquorice wood, raisin, bitter, some alcohol and a lot of warmth. Low carbo, at first it has a soft silky mouthfeel, than after swallowing the beer it becomes spicy and alcoholic, more than a medium body and a creamy texture. Unfortunately this is not such a good beer, it is not bad either, but this is quite unbalanced, the sweetness is ok as are the aromas, but the alcohol dominates and kind of destroys it... Maybe with some years or something like oak aging it might be better. But for now I say, thank you and byebye...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1181) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle from Mitra kisjes Meppel. Sweet aroma, bron to black colour, minimla head. Full bodied, fizzling in mouth, alcohol shows up, sweetish, some liquorice, candy like. It’s a nice one but not the best meesterstuk from all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
Bottled. Clear dark brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark brown sugar, amaretto, molasses, slight alcohol, bit spicy. Sweet taste, bit sugary, molasses. Quite heavy on the stomach, probably because of the wheat. It feels like a quadrupel weizenbock. Had this very fresh and it was even more massive, but with some extra months it gets more drinkable and gets more towards the Abt style. Going to try to see if I can age a couple for a longer period.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmgreenuk (7843) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a dark crude oil colour with a thin tan broken head. The aroma is rich and alcoholic. The flavour is big bitter with lots of liqourice. Some people will love this beer, but not me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11263) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, sweet malt, toffee and raisins. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 33cl bottle form ABCbeers. Thin tan head. Clear dark burgundy pour. Nice smooth quad.

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