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Jopen Meesterstuk 2014

Formerly brewed at Jopen
Style: Barley Wine
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3422) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2016
33cl 2014 vintage picked up in Eindhoven at some point in 2015, I believe. - Classic, easygoing US-style barleywine with upfront suffused caramels, vinsanto, sweet sherry notes topped off by delicate stone fruit hop aromas: the oak of white port, white chocolate and stone fruit jam meet in this almost classic, balanced, relatively easy boozer. - Went well enough with the first proper autumn dish, Eastern beef stew tajine with oven-roasted hokaido.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2722) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
From tap at Café Gollem Amstelstraat. Sweet googly moogly! Backlog from 2014/12/13.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Reddy brown pour with a decent tan head. Nose had notes of booze, hops and caramel. Similar flavour with fairly prominent alcohol and quite robust bitterness alongside some dark fruit ,earth and wood notes. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3952) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a murky brown beer with a small, quickly diminishing off white head on top. Aroma is incredibly malty, caramel, some booze and presences of faded hop characters in the background. I’d reckon that when this was fresh, it should’ve been quite hoppy, but this bottle is well over a year old. Flavor is sweet, boozy and malty, textbook barley wine in my opinion. Nice bittersweet, long finish and great warming mouthfeel. Soft carbonation, touches of dark ripe fruits in the background. Nice balanced, good stuff for sure!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle at Papsř’s - Thanks. Cloudy yed/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, dried fruits, coconut, spicy, caramel, nutty, cinnamon, barley, booze, ripe fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZodiacM (847) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
Mooi donkerbruin bier, de schuimkop kwam echter niet helemaal tevoorschijn tijdens het schenken. Een heerlijke smaak, caramel en overrijp fruit, met een zoet-bittere afdronk, en een sterke alcoholsmaak. Lekker sterk en stevig bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
21/VI/14 - 33cl bottle from Biernavigatie (webshop, NL) @ home - winding down from the Bieruitstap met de Gentse Biervereniging - BB: n/a (2014-653)

Clear dark red to brownish beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, some vanilla, sugary, alcohol. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: lots of vanilla, alcohol, bit sugary, sourish, dried fruits. Aftertaste: lots of vanilla, caramel, little bitter, woody, tannins, sweet touch, more vanilla.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TtV (401) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Deep brown colour with white creamy head. Taste has the typical Jopen bitterness, but there’s a warm feeling (alcohol) with some chocolate. Nice, but no cigar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Jopen Meesterstuk 2014 ].
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, molasses, caramel, dark malt, brown sugar, alcohol, moderate date - figs. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, brown sugar, alcohol, molasses, caramel, malty, moderate figs - date. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20140210]

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