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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: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle at the Jopenkerk. Poured a hazy dark amber with a thin off white head. The aroma is rich red berry fruit, yeast and a boozy alcohol. The flavour is strong to medium bitter with a big alcohol liqourice bitter malt palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LomYst (669) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
Nice brown blackish color... Aroma has herbal hops, leather, wood, booze, alcohol, dark malts and caramel... Taste is bitter and a bit sweet... Good dark complex barleywine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
Shared by benzai. Brown copper color with a offwhite head. Smell drank, herbs, fruity. Tastes sweet, fruity, caramel, herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thompson (519) - - JAN 4, 2014
Small medium beige head... brown/resin colour reddish glow... smell hoppy... taste little roaste hops... shared by benzai...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5109) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Copper brown colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells roasty, whisky, peat, cinnamon. Tastes barley, malts, raisins, sweetish. Nothing crazy. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1933) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
Draught at Irish Pub Long John. Dark orange with a small off-white head. Thick body with moderate carbonation. Medium bitterness with medium to high bitterness. Caramel, chocolate, toast, citrus and a lot of booze. A decent warming brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from Mitra Tiel. Dark orange coloured with a thin off-white head. Nose is sweet, hoppy, tropical fruits, slightly sugary. Flavour is sweet malts, slightly hoppy, syrupy, slighty alcoholic, earthly. Fairly bitter, with a slight alcohol burn. Finish is dry and sweet. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2197) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Pours a brown beer with a good white head. Smells fruity, malts and caramel. Tastes caramel, malts, fruity, licorice and laurier. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Bottled, Nov 13, large sample. Clear copper color, medium light brown head. Aroma of caramel malt, raisin, hint of chocolate, bit spicy. Sweet taste, hint of vanilla. Bit flowery and citrussy. Quite boozy. Pretty thick body, sirupy. Interesting brew, flavors go pretty much all the way at the moment. Probably improves with some age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (1467) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
30 cl bottle (shared) appearance: Clear red brown with a light beige head. leaving some lacing. Aroma: Alcohol,toast, caramel, dried red fruits (Raisins and plums), oak (quite sweet) Taste: Caramel, Dried fruits a bit of oak, spcices and some alcohol. Starts sweet then shows up a bit of more of the taste palate which doesn’t glue that well before it ends with a very Artificial candy sweetness and bitter maltyness. Not sure if this can be balanced out over time. But I will give a shot. medium body and cabonation. The candy artificial sweetness is really for me a dealbreaker. But even then I don’t see this comming close to the quality of the meesterstuk versions of the years before it.

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