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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 249   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3797) - 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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (312) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Dark brown colour, beige head. Warm aroma and taste, dried fruits, coffee and chocolate, a little acidity and bitterness. Rounded and soft palate from the 4 grains used. Medium carbonation, light body, soft mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (218) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with a off white head. Aroma: dark fruit, spices, light alcohol. Taste: raisins, rhye, brown sugar, roast, dark bread. Medium sweet (certainly not too sweet).

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (602) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
Bruin bier , kraag verdwijnt snel tot een randje. Ruikt naar gebrande mout, tabak,wat chocolade. Smaakt vrij dun , mout, wat caramel, tabak. Wat waterige afdronk en nasmaak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (53) - - SEP 21, 2014
Mijn 1e bokbier van dit seizoen. Een mooi donker roodbruine bok met cremekleurige schuimkraag. Geur van mout met aardetonen, smaak van gebrande mout, gedroogd fruit, caramel, chocola. Afdronk is lichtbitter. Een prettige bok!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
One of those Jopen beers originally brewed in Belgium. Atypical for a Dutch ’herfstbok’ in that it is made with four grains. Thick and firm, moussy, stable head, off-white. Dark hazy bronze colour. Complex malty and grainy aroma of caramel, cherries, banana, orange, yeast, soapy hops. Full, even a bit thick malty taste with refreshing fruity accents, sourish rye hint, typically soft oats, spicy notes, toasted bitterishness in the finish along with herbal hops. Creative interpretation of an otherwise rather dull style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VincentKabel (204) - 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 (2844) - 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 (721) - 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 (1898) - 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 (2327) - 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.


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