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Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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An amber, craft beer with generous amounts of hops and alcohol. This copper-gold beer is a real heavyweight and a must for beer lovers. The liberal quantities of malt and bitter hops create a complex, full flavour. It starts as slightly sweet with malty aromas of chocolate, fruit and grain, while the bitter hops stand out nicely in the aftertaste. A feast for the connoisseur!

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1771) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle @ M-Caf. Dark amber colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet nose, malty body. Citrus, caramel and chocolate. Harsh bitter hoppy finish. Fruity with bitter finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1622) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a thick foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, mahogany, spruce and nuts. Sweet and medium bitter taste with a bitter finish. Medium full body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (177) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Murky cola/amber pour. Sweet aroma: exotic fruits, lychee, roasted malts, copper, fresh grains. Taste: slightly sour and fruity begin, followed by caramel, roasted malts. Sticky aftertaste, pineapple. Winter beer with a summer feel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is murky light brown with thick small white head. Aromas and flavors: Resiny, pine, some fruits, caramel, sweetness, sugar, hops and malts. Pretty interesting hoppy beer but too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cassius (83) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Lekker donker en hoppig bier. Niet te zoet maar ook niet erg fris, maar dat is niet erg.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1700) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy caramel fruits citrus and some hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy dark fruits and hops in the aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4185) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle at gollem antwerp. Pours unclear blonde good white head. Smell is malty, fruit, bit sweet, some dust. Taste is sharp bitter, some dry funky, bitter fruityness ( yeast i supose) ok

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (403) - Krakw, POLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle with expiry in Jan 2015. Dark amber colour, cloudy, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is complex, of yeast, toffee, figs, some corn/wort. Breadiness in the aftertaste. Great! However, theres too much alcohol in taste, especially when the beer warms up a bit. Light bitterness, light sweetness. Medium body, average carbonation. Overall, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chromeotaphor (70) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
Zoet romig caramal aroma. Redelijk helder amberkleurig, met een snel wegtrekkende schuimkraag. Malt en bittere hop zorgt voor een volle complexe smaak. Doet daarnaast wat zoet aan.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mainuh_man (253) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2014
0.33L tap. Pours clear golden with a frothy off-white head. Nice malt aromas: nutty, toffee, some baement and cooked vegetable. Flavor is sweet, with bready malt, caramel, bubblegum and mild anice. Finishes with an herby hop linger. Medium body with a thick moutfheel and average carbonation. Overally, really tasty. Nice complexity to the malt, and despite being somewhat sweet, has decent balance.


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