Brewed by Jopen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xstream (242) - - OCT 10, 2013
Has the typical Jopen molasses flavor and smell like with Koyt and Meesterstuk beers etc But this one has more burnt malts and dark bitter flavors, not as sweet. I like the burnt / smokey undertone with the medium sweet caramel, molasses and candy sugar to balance it out. Has good body to it. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcelK (1) - Cuijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016 does not count
lekker, moutig als bij geroosterd brood, , niet zoet, mooie kleur. Stevig, stabiel schuim

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1823) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle shared. Dark brown pour, hazy, with a thin tan head. Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, dried fruit, sugar and a light metallic sensation. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (478) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2016
Pours reddish brown from the bottle and leaves a thick, foamy head that quickly subsides. Mild aroma of roasted grain with a light red berry undertone. Taste is smokey, bittersweet, with both chocolate and coffee undertones. Bittersweet may be a bit generous of a term. Bitterness is there, and sweetness too, but the meshing is less than perfect. Overall lighter than most German bocks and with a finish that trends grainy and smokey instead of rich and sweet. Good, but I would not seek it out again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antonio369 (176) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2016
33 cl bottle, served in snifter. Poured dark brown with a two finger tan head. Aroma: malts, nuts, vanilla, coffee, milk chocolate. Taste: milk chocolate, toffee, roasted malts, light bitterness, hazelnuts, vanilla, oatmeal, caramel. Medium body with a malty bittersweet finish. Nice bok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bijl (319) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Donker robijnrood, 1 vinger hoge licht crmekleurige schuimkraag, troebel. Aroma: Kruidigheid van de rogge, geroosterde tonen, karamel. Smaak: Chocolade, karamel mouten, toffee, broodachtig, licht kruidig en licht bitter. Niet heel zoet, iets droog, moutig/rogge, rozijnen en pruimen, redelijke hopbitter. Medium body, medium koolzuur, droog en bitterzoete afdronk. Goed gedaan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tjeerd (352) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2016
Bock is not really my thing, but this one I could drink more often! Smoky-sweet taste, jopen mouthfeel, a little dry finish but a nice complex aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaelic (159) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2016
Brown, red Bok beer. Touches of caramel, dried bread, fine bitters and not so sweet. Fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (875) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
33cl bottle at home on 8-Oct-2016,, poured into a snifter. Hazy brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, spices, malt and dark fruit. Medium body and carbonation. Flavour of smooth milk chocolate, caramel, malt, spices and fruit. Lightly hopped with a light sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesper86 (42) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2016
Nice to have a bok thats drier than usual. Chocolate, grain, slight graphite. Nice carbonisation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2269) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2016
On tap @ Jopen Proeflokaal, Haarlem - Color: clear dark amber beer with no carbonation and small brown/ivory head. Smell: caramel malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste: medium body with caramel malt, totally respect of bokbier style. Caramel and bread notes. Good attenuation and really drinkable. Aftertaste: caramel, toffee and bread.

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