Brewed by Jopen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Haarlem, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Until 2008 brewed by Huyghe. Until 2006 brewed by Van Steenberge. Jopen 4 Grains Bokbeer is made as a ruby red beer made with the three traditional Haarlem grain and rye as a forth grain. The beer contains 6,5% alcohol and has a fruity aroma combined with the dark malts. The taste is lightly smoky from the dark malts used, but there is some sweetness in it to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (7354) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2007
330. Pours a deep hazy dark brown with a thick, sudsy tan head. But, man, I am really crapping out on aromas tonight. This one smells like maybe some wet white bread and a bit of stale aluminum. Is malt on strike this week at my house? ’Cause hops seem to be AWOL and malt isn’t shouldering the extra burden, evidently. Moderate attack--a tiny bit of body, tingly carb, and some some flavors are there. Banana, clove, biscuit, and I dunno about that smoke, but maybe a little bit of hot pepperiness near the finish (I’m talking mild grain-based pepper, not Dave’s Cave Creek silliness). This is a credible beer but not by a wide margin, and not something I’ll probably ever have again. Still, that’s a pretty sweet logo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a chestnut brown body with lots of yeast particles and a large beige head. Aroma of dark fruit and brandy. Flavor of toasted malt, grapefruit, and soy. Nice carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2007
bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando - Dark Amber - slightly sweet and spicy - I can put my finger on some of these flavors - enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBeer45 (1393) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle, poured a dark ruby, aromas of sweet dark malt, chocolate, yeast, molasses, fruit, faint honey fragrance, dark malt and sweet taste, taste of coffee after taste without the taste of coffee, bubbly on the tongue, dry on the palate, this beer resembles a Belgium dark sweet malt ale, lots of chunks on the bottom of the bottle, this beer was not boring but did not intrigue me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2007
[Bottled. Thanks to oh6gdx] Pale brown colour. Big head. Light sweetish aroma, with dough and yeast. Bit fruity. Stale and metallic flavour with hard mouthfeel. Cooked vegetables. Hard caramel. Light smokey.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
Bottled. Hazy brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is metallic and slightly hoppy. Bloodlike as Marsiblursi puts it may actually be even more correct. Flavour is also the same. Not very exciting... Also some notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2007
(Bottle, thanks Patrik) Pours muddy brown. Rusty, blood like aroma with some mud. Maybe a light roastyness and something floral. Light roasted flavour with salty hints. Medium sweet with some sour notes. Also some metal and rust. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3589) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
According to the label on the bottle, Jopen Bokbier Viergranen is a bottle-conditioned Dutch beer brewed in Haarlem, Netherlands... This bottle of Jopen Bokbier produced a perfect pour into my Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock glass. The color of the beer is a dark amber brown color and is mostly clear. There is a large, foamy, beige head that hangs on for quite some time as it slowly breaks down. The remaining frothy crown lasts for the duration of the beer and leaves some splotchy lacing. The aroma seems somewhat reserved and only shows vague hints of malt, fruit, tea, and some alcohol. However, the flavor is a bit more interesting. At first it too seems malty and fruity in a fairly abstract way, but the beers warms it quickly reveals more. First comes flavors of strong tea and alcohol and then a delicate whisp of smoke definitely excites the tastebuds. The finish resonates with roasted malt, weak coffee, and a slight dry/roasted bitterness. At times there seems to be a considerable amount of alcohol in the flavor despite the relatively low alcohol content (6.5% ABV) of this beer. But that too seems to pass after the initial taste or two and once the beer has had a chance to breathe and open up. The palate and body are soft and creamy. Overall I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with this beer. I would not hesitate to drink this beer again... 30 cl bottle from bitbucket. Thanks for sharing a bottle of this with me Bob. This was pretty good!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
omhper (22716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2007
Bottled. Cloudy dark amber. Metallic nose. Sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel and a highly disturbing metallic blood flavour combined with ash, and what’s that?Uranium? Burning sacharine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
I thought this beer was brewed in Haarlem ,guess I am wrong. Had this on tap in Haarlem ......plums brown sugar notes and not very impressive. Page 252 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 358 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

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