Brewed by Jopen
Style: Smoked
Haarlem, Netherlands


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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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Unclear - hazy matt medium orange yellow color with a average, speaking, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, smoke, moderate yeasty, spicy, plastic, kemi, medicine, band-aid. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a average to long duration, sweet malt, smoke, kemi, sweet. Bah ... føj den kan keg ikke lide :( Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131205]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
24th March 2011
A tapped wooden barrel atop the bar at Arends Nest. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light palate. A little dry. Low carbonation. Sweetish malt - somewhat tripel like. Mellow smoke, clear and present but never overwhelming. Nicely judged! Finishes a tiny bit dry with a trace of bubblegum and some subtle wood. Alright - fresh pleasant drinking smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9653) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub. Hazy yellow color, medium sized white head. Aroma is wheat, banana and a hint of smoke. Tastes about the same: wheat, banana, slightly smoke, a hint of orangepeel. Average body to medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
On tap at ’t Arendsnest, Amsterdam on 3 April 2011. Noted at 6.5%. Reputed to be the first beer from the new kit at the brewpub in Haarlem. Hazy orange colour. Sweetish with some banana esters and clovey spices. Not much smoke in evidence. Which may be just as well as I’m not convinced that a sweet smoked wheat beer would be a great combination, for me at least. As it was, this was a bit too sweet for my liking. Decent enough, just not really to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6777) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
(Draught at Jopenkerk, Haarlem, 27 Feb 2014) Hazy golden colour with dense, off-white head. Malty, slightly smoky nose with notes of white bread, banana and gentle smoke aromas. Malty, slightly smoky taste with banana, peaches, white bread and gentle hints of smoke. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite tasty, with a fairly gentle smoke character. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (6422) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6247) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 On draught at the arends nest Amsterdam. Cloudy blond beer. Not very smokey. Nice 1st beer from the jopenkerk

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5595) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (5531) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 6, 2014
Tap at the Jopenkerk. Poured a hazy light amber with a big frothy white head. The aroma is light smoke light yeast. The flavour is neutral herb veg with a smooth light smoke light fruit light malt, yeast palate. Pretty light everything actually including the smoke, which is rather unusual for a smoke beer! Medium bodied with average carbonation.

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