Jopen / Lervig Don't tRYE This @home!!

Brewed by Jopen
Style: Barley Wine
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Rye wine.

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bartlebier (4159) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2017
(Backlog Aut2017) 33cl bb2018-03. - Kort: with 70% rye in the bill, this is basicaly a dense rye bread doused with extra rye bourbon raisins. Did not really find an entrance point to this rye wine tbh, although the modern balancing hops are there too. Wet, caramel-crusted, still-leavening rye bread, maybe preslathered with some honey white grape jelly. Traces of dusty grain husks, more unfinished bakery. - Feels like a fuller-mouthed status-quo to not drinking anything on my palate. Overall well-made, just among my least favourite styles, coming close to an imagined ImpHellerRoggenBock. Can imagine that the several BA versions alleviate the malt density a welcome bit.

Geiserich (4636) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle from Beerlovers: Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma is intensive milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, honey, nuts, dried pears, dark fruits, alcohol. Oily texture, malty, sweet flavor with dark sugar, molasses, dark dried fruits, raisins, cake, spices, wood. Strong and powerful.

Svesse (8825) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2017
(Draught at Foeders, Amsterdam, 28 July 2017) Brownish amber colour with creamy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of caramel, crisp-bread, dried fruit and vinous hints of alcohol. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, caramel, raisins and a sweet, vinous and slightly sticky finish with a balanced spicy bitterness. Full body, quite sweet. A bit sweet and sticky, but really tasty, quite powerful and warming. Very nice.

Brandman (2963) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 murky brown body, small to no head. aroma has sweet malt and some spices. rye like ones. slick and oily. alcohol in taste. bread. really sweet and burning warmth coming through.

RickFifty (1399) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle at Havnelageret ølfestival vår 2017. Golden brown color, beige head. Rich malty nose, caramel, bread, dried fruit, earthy notes. Heavy sweet taste, malty, caramel, bread, wort, raisins, hint of alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

6, 3, 6, 4, 12

hanskristiaan (8) - - JUL 31, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 beste, heel donker, zoet, rijk, maar ook iets zurigs. framboos? superlekker iig

PowY (1127) - AUSTRIA - JUL 18, 2017
330 ml bottle, bb 03.03.2018. Pours a hazy, dark mahogany with a small, light beige head. The aroma is medium malty with honey, caramel, toffee and biscuit and initial lightly estery, fruity notes (hints of pear, cherries and some banana - rather unexpected smell), which disappear quickly, lightly alcoholic. Full oily and sticky body with a very low carbonation, a medium to heavy sweetness (not lingering) and a light bitterness. The flavor is very malty, brown sugar, some molasses, dark fruits, raisins, prunes, dark bread and spieces followed by some woody notes towards the finish. The ABV is pretty well hidden - light warming feeling in the aftertaste. Drinks very well with a quiet complex flavor profile - excellent sipper.

Aroma: 8
Appearance: 4
Taste: 8
Palate: 4
Overall: 15

Oxytocin (228) - AUSTRIA - JUL 18, 2017
330 ml bottle, dark brown, nearly no head.
odour: berries, fruity, blackberry, currant, banana
flavour: roasty, berries, jam, alcohol, coffee, chocolate
full body, oily texture, medium to heavy sweetness, only a little alcoholic... -- alcohol well hidden. light bitterness.

Rasmus40 (22049) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2017
DØE. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with a little warming alcohol. 190517

Alengrin (5779) - BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2017
Rye wine (the hybrid craft beer child of barleywine and Roggenbier, in a sense), collab of Jopen with Lervig. At LIBF. Pale yellowish beige, medium thick head, hazy coppery bronze robe, translucent but darker than average for a barleywine(-ish ale). Intense, enticing, complex bouquet of candied fig, vanilla, caramel sauce, ripe and sweet blue plums, cognac, marzipan, sweet sherry or white port, honey, toffee, pepper. Sweet onset, noble candied sweetness, candied date with a sourish redcurrant touch for balance, soft carbo, oily and notably vinous mouthfeel, sweet caramelly malt body, thick and full with lots of lingering brown sugary sweetness on top and the typical ’soggy grey bread’ spiciness of rye underneath, very toffeeish general character, long warming finish, lots of heating brandy- or rum-like alcohol, peppery touch more due to this alcohol effect than due to hops but possibly still aided by the rye, alcohol - though very pronounced - manages still not to become overly wry or obnoxious considering the style and ABV. Lovely sipper, complex, probably ages great too - Jopen, in existence since the nineties, clearly managed to jump on the craft beer train in time and seems to produce ever more impressive beers in recent years, though Lervig’s daringness and excellence surely helped a lot here as well.

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