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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paulvanpelt (315) - Reusel, - MAR 17, 2013
Zeer donkerbruin bier met medium beige kraag. Metalig in de neus, aroma van geroosterd malt, noten. Smaak ook wat bitterdroog met lichte zoete tonen. Zacht co2, licht cremeïg in de mond.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VincentKabel (152) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
A Bockbeer. Dark brown colour with a small off white head. A dry character and also a dry aftertaste. Roasted malts are what makes the taste. Nothing that makes this stand out. A bit bland to be honest. It’s very drinkable but lacking a own character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (2612) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
On tap @ Gollem’s Proeflokkal. Hazy dark amber/brown with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is nutty with red fruits, roasted malt, caramel and light smoke. Taste is slightly sweet and of nuts, caramel, light fruity notes, roasted malt and hints of smoke. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (581) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 30cl. as Jopen Bokbier. Opaque red-brown color, one finger creamy tan head, recedes slowly, thin layer remains, nice lacing; sweet roasted malt nose, caramel, cloves, hint of coffee; moderate sweet malty taste, slightly bitter, roasted, hint of coffee; medium to full body, bit watery texture; medium-dry bitter finish, slightly sweet. Not bad at all but more a porter than a bock.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2014
750ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Consumed slowly with temperature rising from about 39F to 55F. This beer is new to the U.S. (GA only, so far). Pours a dark red-brown color with almost no head; a little spotty lacing is left on the glass. Looks like a porter. Aroma: A bit malty for a bockbeer, with suggestion of a Scottish ale. Some caramel, green apples, light spices, faint smokiness and mild alcohol esters. Taste: More malty than the smell suggests. Some caramel and darker roasted grains, with just hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Moderately complex owing to the grain bill. Mouthfeel: medium body and crisp carbonation. Dry finish. Overall: not a typical German Bockbier, but quite tasty and easily recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a deep copper with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet maltiness, hint of earth, fruity yeast esters. Taste follows, cut the fruit, add some smokiness. Solid, nothing crazy but well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (1975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Dark reddish amber with a medium off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit and caramel. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
On March 15, 2014. Thanks to RobertGBG and thomat! Bottle.
As "Jopen Bokbier" 75 cl, BB Aug 2010, bottle state 2007.
Copper color with huge protein complex felled out, small tan head. Sweet, alcohol, a bit fruity scent. Sweet, fruity, canned fruits taste. Fruktkompott aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6036) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
(Draught at Jopenkerk, Haarlem, 27 Feb 2014) Dark brown colour with dense, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark bread, raisins and prunes. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark bread, caramel, chocolate, hints of raisins and a fairly dry finish with balanced bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Tasty and well made bock. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
txspartan (959) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
Caramel, grain and metal aroma. Cloudy with lots of yeast particles. Peaty chocolate flavour, some metal.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Malz, Karamell, rote Früchte. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, rote Früchte, leicht würzig.


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