Brewed by Jopen
Style: Barley Wine
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4574) - Amsterdam, 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 (28) - 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 (4436) - 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 it’ll 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 (1559) - 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 (4325) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2013
2013 - 12 - 03 330ml bottle. red-brown colour. medium-small, off white head. (dark) fruits and spice in aroma. bitter-sweet taste... (2013 was a bit better)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
ShivanDragon (1441) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
paars/robijnrood helder met schuimige licht kaki kraag
aroma: werkelijk super, cactus, tropisch fruit, heerlijk
smaken: redelijk zoet, redelijk bitter, zeer sterk, redelijke aardse mouten, redelijk kruidig, maar waar zijn die smaken gebleven die bij het heerlijke aroma horen?, in plaats hiervoor zijn aardse tonen terug te vinden, hop.
medium body, glad van textuur, laag co2, ik ben er eerlijk gezegd niet weg van.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown color. Oak, sulphur and dried fruit in the aroma. Malty sweet, oaky flavor with vanilla, dried fruit and lychee. Full bodied, alcoholic. Fairly complex, but still needs to develop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
Sample at the Bierkoning courtesy of the owner. Deep burgundy pour. Beige head. Some sweetness. Some fruits. Very nice.

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