Jopen Gerstebier

Crisp, bitter and easy-drinking

Golden beer with lots of character, 4,5%

Gerstebier (barley beer) is a top-cropping beer that was very popular in the late 19th century before the rise of bottom-cropping beers. This golden, reasonably bitter beer was the response of top-cropping brewers to the lager revolution. Unfortunately, the beer battle was won by lager.

Because of its somewhat lower alcohol by volume, Gerstebier has an easy-drinking character. Full-bodied in flavour.

Delicious with ceasar salads

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Drinking temperature

Drinking temperature 5 ° Celsius

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Colour Blond
ABV 4,5%
Hops used Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Aurora
Bitterness 25 EBU
Plato value 10,9 ° Plato

Jopen Gerstebier


Floral and spicy hops aroma.


Light body and crisp flavour with a mildly bitter finish.


Mild hops bitterness.


Flavour associations

In tasting the flavors associated with Jopen Gerstebier:

Jopen Gerstebier has the aroma of a top-cropping beer. Deliciously fruity and, with that, the bitter hops. Time for a gulp. And it is literally a gulp. What a bitter beer! The bitterness makes your tongue quiver after every swig. It is hard to pinpoint anything else. But a true thirst-quencher and very easy-drinking with alcohol by volume of only 4.5%. Great summertime beer. And it is intended to be easy-drinking. Once you are used to the bitterness, you will discover more flavours.

Anoud Paternot
Beer blogger for ‘Het beste tot nu toe’

Food combos

Beer is a much better meal accompaniment than many people think.
See what foods are an ideal match for Jopen Gerstebier.

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Jopen Gerstebier has received numerous national and international trade jury and public awards.
A summary:


Silver European Beer Star

Silver European Beer Star
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