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Jopen Stripbier 2004; Chocolade Wit

 (RETIRED)
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11
3
style
Formerly brewed at Jopen
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Jopen Chocolat beer is especially brewed for the Stripdagen Haarlem 2004. The drawing is by Barbara Stok from Groningen.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Bizarre take on the witbier theme, supposed to taste like white chocolate and originally called Barbara Stok Stripbier. Very strong gushing which leads to an almost uncontrollably rocky head - and, expectedly, a very strong carbonation in the mouth. Cloudy straw blonde colour. Aroma extremely unusual, in fact one of the most unusual I ever encountered, perfumed, citrussy, indeed chocolatey, sour cream, wheat sourness... More of the same in the mouth - if you can get past the exagerrated carbonation - with wheat base, orange peel, yoghurt, chocolate. Though I am open to bizarre ’out of the box’ beers like this, I cannot help feeling this could have done a lot better and more balanced - but it’s hard to set any standard against something like this.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle at ’t Arendsnest. This was their last bottle of the famed Chocolate bier. Drank it with my pal Pieter who had enjoyed it a few years ago. It had very fruity, citrus taste, like soda pop, almost. Tarty. Slight hints of (white) chocolate, much less than I had expected. Not sure then why brown chocolate bar on the label.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jerohen (2031) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2005
Hazy yellow coloured, big head. The aroma is absolutely terrible, one of the worst i’ve ever encountered in a beer, white chocolate with loads of undefined spices. The flavour is actually a bit better, but the purgent aroma keeps ruining it. This beer just entered my personal top 10 of crappiest beers ever.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
A light yellow beer with a huge white head. The aroma contains loads of lemon, vanilla, rice, and cream, while the flavor is a combination af chocolate and lemon, with a dry end. The body is thin, while the mouthfeel is prickling the tongue.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 13, 2005
Bottled. Jopen Chocoladebier. Absolutely terrible. Notes of rice and shite. Extremely sweet and unbalanced. Undrinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2005
Strange. Chocolate? No, vanilla...and citrusfruits. Quite artificial. Funny beer, nice to try it once because it’s odd, but it’s not very good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2004
Bottle conditioned, White Horse GBBF Babblefest. Hazy gold, good fluffy white lasting head and moderate condition. Understated sweet chocolate aroma, thin and watery in the mouth but still noticably chocolatey. Brief finish with hints of chocolate. Lacks complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2004
Explosive gushing to very pale yellow beer with faint haze, and towering masses of snow-white head. Perfumed-spicey nose with coriander, patchouli, citrus, citruspeel, laosroot, nutmeg - and white chocolate, though that is probably suggestion. Weird perfumed-tart taste, very dry, a tad lactic, again (dry) citrus and unidentifyable spices. Some hints of sweetness, no bitterness. Very carbonised and dry at the same time. Beer has virtually no aftertaste, flavours simply vanish. Remarkable. Compared to the Floris Chocolate from their Huyghe buddies, this is heaven.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2004
75 cl bottle, for the Stripdagen Haarlem 2004. Chocolade bier, the painted label says. Bought in the Mitra in Hengelo. Very light colored, a bit hazy, big frothy head. Blackcurrant aroma and flavor. I can taste some milk chocolate, but it’s berries all over. Sweet and somewhat artificial, but OK, it’s drinkable

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2004
Courtesy of the Danish crew at the BBB gathering post GBBF 2004. This was the last beer of the night and most critical faculties had left me by this time. However, I did manage to write "Tart. Not a lot of chocolate in evidence. I don’t like it".


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