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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: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (1645) - 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 doesnít 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 donít see this comming close to the quality of the meesterstuk versions of the years before it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbtallguy (146) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Op tap bij de 3dorstigeherten. Donkere kleur. Mooie schuimkop. Kruidige smaak met droge afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sbron (241) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Proefglaasje bij de 3 dorstige herten te Utrecht. Rode kleur, witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : koolzuur, onbekende vrucht smaak. Best aardig qua smaak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1817) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Large sample at Pint tasting
Clear red brown. Light beige head. Aroma is an interesting combo of alcohol and (fresh grassy) hops. Taste still has a sharp alcoholic edge. Beneath that thereís a rather smooth beer with notes of portwine, overripe fruit, christmas candies. Creamy, almost buttery mouth feel, pleasant carbonation. Good beer, that will probably become even better when aged a few months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5853) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
From a wooden barrel at Jopen Winterbierfestival, TFS Thijs! Clear reddish amber-brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma of alcohol, almost glue-like, nice hops, toast, caramel, confit fruits. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, caramel, raisins, hint of toast and chocolate, firm bitterness from both citrussy hops and almost biting alcohol, just light spicy, bitter hoppy finish. Fullbodied, fat, boozy. I liked this quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aethien (43) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Dark, muddy brown colour with a cream coloured head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, roasted malts, raisins, a little of the oak and some yeasty spiciness, complex and wonderful. The taste, unfortunately, is not as good as the aroma, a little sharp without all the depth and a roasty and sour oak flavour in the back. This definitely needs time to develop and take off some of the rough edges with age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (5002) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
Bottled. Full 33cl sample. The aroma has alcohol, lots of raisin, green apple, caramel. I have bad ight, but what I can see it is a clear reddish brown beer, with a thin-medium off-white head. The taste is very sweet, has caramel, raisin, apples. Really young and unbalanced, this one needs at least a year and then itíll probably be much better. To be rerated, if I can find another bottle. :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (2012) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Great aroma. Raisins, dried fruit, maybe some pineapple. Very warming, maybe a little too fizzy. Perfect for a cold night. Well done! Bottle from a Mitra, Ebbingestraat, Groningen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliebol (40) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Fles van de mitra Groningen. Romig, roodbruin van kleur met een kleine kraag. Vol van smaak en kruidig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (5726) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized creamy vanilla colored foamy head on top of an almost clear ruby red colored beer. Aromas of hops, citrus, raisin, oatmeal, some wood and rotten wood tones, malt, some flowers, some rotten malt, some hints of cinnamon, cloves, marzepin, chalk and bark. Flavours of dried leaves, ash, bitters, spices, malts, some hops and herbal tones, skunk/weed, liquor/alcohol/spicy tones, rotten flowers, some wood, rotten leaves, prunes, dried apricot, strange dirty bitter and a hint of porridge/light oatmeal. Aftertaste is strange bitter, malty bitter, some leaves, some malts, some oatmeal, nasty bitter and spicy tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture. Not bad, but a bit unbalanced and a strong strange bitter malty tone with too much leaves and alcohol/spicy tones.

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