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


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RATINGS: 489   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!


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3630) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (370) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chromeotaphor (54) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mainuh_man (243) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Procent (176) - POLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Piwo mocno słodowe, w aromacie brzoskwinia, alkohol, jakiś lekko warzywny aromat, ale nie od DMSu, ale np. od świeżej kalarepy, lekko orzechowy, ziołowy, Piana niewielka, ale gęsta, kremowa wręcz. W smaku mocno alkoholowe, wyraźnie czuć alkoholową gorycz, jest żelazo, jest warzywnie, tu już zdecydowanie bardziej pod DMS. Chyba trafiłem za zepsuty egzemplarz, bo to nie do picia niestety... Warka do 10.2014r.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3717) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes a somewhat cloudy amber with a nice beige head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and spice. Taste is dark fruit, citrus, caramel, spice, and yeast. Nice to sip on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (661) - - OCT 7, 2014
33cl flesje bij café Naovenant, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in origineel 't IJ glas Uiterlijk: amberkleurig met witte kraag Aroma en smaak: caramel, zoet, bitter, fruitig Conclusie: redelijk lekker, maar niet top ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (354) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 7, 2014
On tap at the taphouse. Yellow to ornage color, very clear, white head. Aromas of caramel, malts, sugar. Exactly the same, not soi complex. Sweet aftertaste, long and sticky. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (146) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
Donkergeel bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur van mout en gedroogd fruit. Bitterzoete smaak, mout en gedroogd fruit. Nasmaak is prettig bitter. Fijn zwaar biertje.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Neorej80 (155) - - SEP 30, 2014
Fresh herbs and clove aroma. Heavy flavours, mainly herbs and bitter. some roasted malts and the aftertaste starts alcoholic on the uvula, after that a spyce aftertaste and clove/cinamon. Okay, but really not my favorite t IJ beer.

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