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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Witbier
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Taste the summertime with Jopen Adriaan. Besides wheat and oats, this wheat beer also contains herbs. The result is a fresh and fruity beer with a smooth flavour. Jopen Adriaan is named after the De Adriaan windmill. This windmill stood on the banks of the Spaarne for centuries and milled grain for use by Haarlem brewers. In 1932, the mill was destroyed by fire. An initiative to rebuild the windmill was sponsored by Jopen through the sale of this wheat beer. Hugely thirst-quenching and ideally enjoyed on a sunny outdoor terrace.

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24350) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 Bottled at Monks Caf, Stockholm. Hazy golden, small head. Lemony vegetable aroma. Sweet and perfumy with light body and clean mouthfeel and dry finish. With an interesting and unusal spicyness, but also with an unpleasant touch of boiled vegetables and a too clean mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14617) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Slightly sour aroma of stone fruit. Otherwise a bit unusual. Color of ripe apricot with no head. Starts a bit of unripe stone fruit, followed by a hint of sweetness. Its basically dry and a tad tart. A principal flavor apparently comes from Bayberry, aka English Bog Myrtle, and thats the badge of the Campbells. The Swedes use it to kill insects, and the dried berries are used as spice - so its good we are not insects. This is what ale was 600 years ago or so, and it still holds its own. Mind, its not a DIPA, but it makes a change.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25974) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2007
Bottled. Orange golden colour, small white head. Aroma is strong fruit, earth and ashes in aroma. Some herbs and spices also noteable. Flavour is glueish fruits along with spices and herbs. A very different beer, surprising flavours. Refreshing and interesting, but flavourwise I didnt like it too much.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle Pale amber beer with a thin whitish head. Slightly sour citrus (lemon-lime) aroma with some spice. Low carbonation. Lemon-lime flavor with some wheat and herbal tones. Light mouthfeel because of low carbonation. I agree with below in that it reminds me a bit of a less sweet, lower carbonated sprite/beer mix.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2006
(Bottled) Hazy yellow-orange color with a small, vanishing head. Crisp, sprite-like lemon-lime-herby rosemary aroma. Lime-fruity, lightly herby-coriandery, somewhat dish-washing-liquidy flavor with a peppery finish. Light to medium-bodied, quite low-carbonated palate. A different brew, sure, but not as good as the best witbiers. Still pretty refreshing and interesting overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Well, admittedly this is the first time Ive had a gruit beer or something close to this. I did find it enjoyable, althought different. Isnt that what we all look for in our seach for beer? An aroma of fresh flowers and burnt candle wax. A taste of ginger, herbs, apples and some other things I just couldnt place no matter how hard I tried with a funny watery mouthfeel. This was really different. Good, but different.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Hazy gold/bronze, disappearing off white foam. Nose of full spectrum (light to dark) past ripe fruits, crisp citrus, wheat, sweetness. Interesting. Same flavor with more spice, lemon accents. Smooth, medium body would benefit from more gas. Unique brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2006
A real surprise, very much in the style of belgian Wit, but with extra spice to account for the lack of hops, crips and refreshing, a perfect hot summer pre-dinner drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8229) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Nice flower-ish smell....OK lacing...pool of patchy head...refreshing yet kinda bold and assertive yet still subtle..nice label for sure........i liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 11, 2006
cloudy, murky gold/orange with no head. specks in beer. citrusy, caramel, butterscotch aroma. flavor is lightly sour with butterscotch, honey and toffee notes. hints of stingy citrus. tastes kind of like honey/lemon tea(might be good warmed) strange crackly mouthfeel(pop rocks?). light-med bodied. several herbs are present but i cant identify them. more of neat experience than anything i would drink regularly. enjoyable.


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