Brewed by Jopen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Haarlem, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Also sold as Viergranen or 4 Granen or 4-granen Bokbier
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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omhper (25955) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2007
Bottled. Cloudy dark amber. Metallic nose. Sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel and a highly disturbing metallic blood flavour combined with ash, and what’s that?Uranium? Burning sacharine finish.

Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
I thought this beer was brewed in Haarlem ,guess I am wrong. Had this on tap in Haarlem ......plums brown sugar notes and not very impressive. Page 252 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 358 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2007
30cl bottle from some beer club (many months ago, don’t remember which one). Seems like this one has some miles on it, with a notable yeasty, sticky feel. Otherwise, it’s a decently balanced bock that’s a bit less sugary and a bit more dry than some examples of the style. Not bad.

luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 15, 2007
pours a murky muddy brown (some orange highlights) with a huge bubbly tan head Smells of brown sugar, bread and a little alcohol... some smokiness comes thru as the beer warms up Medium light in body probably because of the medium carbonation Taste: Some plums, brown sugar, bread, some chalkiness, tartness, some melanoidin and just little bit of smoke. Leading into a clean, crisp (slightly chalky) some tartness there finish Overall: I am not sure why this rates so low... for a rare style, this is very tasty... sure is light in body and complexity but being just 6.5%. The only I am rating it a little lower is that unexpected tartness

SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with sediment and floating chunks, the head was thick light brown and creamy. The smell was sweet fruit and roasted malt aroma. Flavor was sweet chalky roasted malt but somehow left a bitter tart finish.

Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Murky brown brew with lots of sediment chunks and a light brown head. The aroma is of caramel and fresh wheat bread. There were lesser amounts of dark fruit, vanilla and alcohol too. The flavor reminds me of a good Baltic Porter except not as sweet and with the high level of carbonation the flavors were a bit brighter. I taste caramel, chocolate, a bit of vanilla, dates and hiding somewhere in there I sense some tart grapes. Good stuff.

Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2007
Why oh why did they put so much coriander in a bok-bier! Smells like it and tastes like it, thus this is a very spicy bok, not at all what i like in this style. Pity!

cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2007
A dark, murky color with a head that pours tall but falls fast. Aromas of dried fruit and sweet plums. Flavor was kind of nutty and kind of resinous. Was a decent bok style, but a little dry in the finish.

bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Aroma of dark plummy fruit with some malt, perhaps yeast. Color of overripe apricot with a fast departing white head. Starts a bit tart, swiftly developing dark fruit, passing some sweetness, ending with some bitter. Some smoky character does pop up at the end, though not much. Decent mouthfeel. Spritely carbonated, but not so much as to be annoying. Finishes quite fresh, and arguably dryer than sweeter.

bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2006
12 oz bottle via Malt of the Earth monthly beer club. Pours a hazy dark amber with a fluffy, lacy off-white head. Looks a bit red with light coming through it, but "ruby red"? I don’t think so! Caramel with a trace of fruit and spice in the nose. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet nutty taste with a spicy and lightly bitter dry finish.

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