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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Smoked
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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"Witte Rook" is onze gerookte blonde Weizenbock. Dit blonde bier wordt gebrouwen als eerste brouwsels van het jaar. Het bier is dan rond de vastentijd gereed om te drinken. Het aroma van de Witte Rook is bepaald door een met beukenhout gerookte mout, wat een zacht spekachtig aroma oplevert. Dit combineert goed met de fruitige aroma’s van de Weizenbock.

Witte Rook was in 2011 het eerste Jopen bier dat in de kerk gebrouwen werd en is nu een seizoensmatig terugkerend bier geworden. Het bier wordt in kleine hoeveelheden op fles afgevuld.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (416) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
Frothy head over a hay coloured opaque beer without carbonation. Smoked ham, bbq smell. Salty, ash, smoke taste mixed with Belgian triple sweetness.. hints of cherries even. Fruitiness, peaches? Brilliant. A surprising on-the-edge, schizophrenic fusion of rauchbeer and Belgian classic triple. Not a beer you want everyday but an artwork you need to put effort in to explore when you’re in the mood.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ShivanDragon (1731) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
Amber ondoorzichtig met witte kraag Aroma: fruitig, licht rokerig, iets fruitig edoch beperkt Smaken: medium zoet, citrus, banaan zepig mondgevoel en rokerig De rook bieren zullen nooit in mijn top 10 bieren belanden verwacht ik, het voordeel van deze is dat hij niet overheersend is.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5452) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy orange with an off white head. Aroma of plasters, banana,slightly herbal. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter, smoke just coming out in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (2914) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
Slightly hazy light brown colour, white head. Aroma of smoke, malts, light honey, dried meat and apricot. Malty flavour, ash, smoked wheat, smoke, the kind you find in smoked ham cheese potato chips (hamka’s). Lots of carbo. Light sour finish, wheat, banana, sweet touches, light smoke, lingering ash.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (4553) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
Bottle: Medium sized bit airy but vast white creamy head on top of a hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of smoke, leather, malts, peach, apricot, some sweets, tobacco, hint of red fruit, plants, sweat... Flavours of wheat, weak malts, some smoke, sweat, creamy, yeast, some light smoked branches and malts, hint of bananas, (old dried) peach, herbs and floral hints. Aftertaste is a mix of weak malts and hops, some yeast, light bitter and some floral hints.. Low to medium carbo, creamy foamy mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture. Aroma is ok, taste is weak and unbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutchbeerpages (1636) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2013
Tastes exactly like you’d expect: a smoked weizen. Creamy and a nice smokey flavor. I could drink this on a warm day, but it’s no winner.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5225) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Brewed with Hallertau Mittelfrue, interesting. Same like the saphyr they brew with. Are they doing those de Molen-like typo’s on purpose? Hazy golden color, medium slight off-white head. Aroma of soft dry smoke, banana, hint of clove, some fruity hop. Nice combination of beechwood smoke and weizen. Quite dry in taste with again some dry smokeyness and banana. Finishes with the dry woody smoke. Could have used a little more sweetness/body, instead it finishes on the dry side. Overall the intensity of the smoke is medium and the smoke is more woody than bacon or peat-like, which I think is the best fit for a weizen-like style. Good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5577) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2013
33cl, new Dutch brew Anno 2011, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, not complex smoked brew, malty/fruity and slightly smoked, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
note666 (1138) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2013
2013 - 03 - 11 330ml bottle. light yellow-orange color. small, fading, white head. smokey aroma. bitter taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1672) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Hazy orange gold with a thick, foamy, lacy, lasting white head. Smells of smoke fills the air once the bottle is opened, yeast, caramel with some wheat/banana, cloves, vanilla and some sourness. A smoked witbier interesting. Smells a bit musky. Medium thin body with soft carbonation. Tastes like slightly burnt malt which gives the impression of bacon, banana, vanilla and yeast and mild fruitiness. Some citrus tartness in the dry finish but with a lingering smokiness. The smoke was not to powerful and such not overwhelming the drink. It was interesting and I proved to my friends that a beer can taste like BBQ. I enjoyed drinking it but I wouldn’t have it again.


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