This blonde beer has a fresh and soft starting taste (thanks to the wheat and the oats) and the aftertaste is clearly bitter (thanks to the high amount of bitter hops). The beer receives a dry-hopping in order to properly infuse the hoppy taste.
Hoppenbier is brewed according to a historic Haarlem recipe of 1501 (brouwerskeur 1501). In the period when this beer was brewed, the norm was to use gruit (herbs), which is why the use of hops needed to be explicitly stated, hence ‘Hoppenbier’. The use of hops is of course the norm nowadays.