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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


BlackHaddock's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4370) - Shropshire, - NOV 15, 2012
22 Oct 2012 in Valkenburg, Holland: Cafe De Grendelpoort is having a Bockfest and this was one of the brews on-tap. Very dark, most likely the darkest Bok I saw during my stay in Holland. The head was also the whitest I saw on a Bok this time around. The aroma and taste were of roasted but not burnt malts with red berry notes in both the smell and mouth flavours. Coffee, prunes and plums can be added to the taste thoughts as this is a complex and interesting beer. Medium bodied and easy to drink: pity there were so mant to try, or I could have stayed on this for another one or three!


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (11510) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
Stark karbonisierter, herb röstiger Antrunk. Dabei leicht süß, spritzig, das Bier scheint sich nicht sicher, in welche Richtung es gehen soll. Trinkbares, auf Dauer langweiliges Bier. 11/8/8/7/9/7

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1157) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
rather dense beige head leaves lacing. brown colour. aroma is roasted malts, oats, leather, really reminds me of guiness draught. taste is like aroma, some sweetness (from the rye perhpas) in the back aftertaste is rather bitter from the roasted malts. rather thin body, medium carbonation. i like this, not sure if this is a typical bock. bottle 33cl / bbf oct-2015 / bought as jopen bokbier

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheFoamhead (150) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
This beer is far away from being a "devine beer". Even if they pretend it to be one. Knowing that Jopen definitely brews some of the finest beers of the Netherlands, this one is disapointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eelco (77) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
Ok, I’m done with the bock beers now. This is quite a standard bock, nothing special. Mostly malts in aroma and taste, medium body, medium carbonation, sticky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2954) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
ath home dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a cereal malt fruity hop aroma a hop fruity caramel malt alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish alcholic

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Keg at cafe Gollem. Pours reddish brown, nose is malty toffee, taste is sweet, toffee, dry caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (978) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle 33cl, Appearance: Dark brown ,with a nice huge creamy head and very good retention. Aroma: malts,caramel and spices Taste: Caramel, light sweet, decent bitterness, starts with caramel, some fruit some good roasted tones and some spices there, finish has a nice hint of coffee. Medium body, average carbonation. Good bockbeeer, but a bit predictable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (705) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle at home, dark brown beer with a small head, aroma is malty, Taste is malty, some caramel, bitter sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markschiedon (310) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
Drinking from tab. In the aroma raisins and coffee. The unclear black beer has a small off-white head. Also in the taste raisins, dark chocolate, roast malt. Medium carbonated.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ha1ag (742) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2014
30 cL bottle from AH. Very dark with a dense off-white head. Spicey nose. Aroma spiceand chocolate malt. Flavour is spicy and sweet malts. Licorice at the end. A bit chemical tone at the end. Spice effect is overdone


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