androman (158) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brouwerij ’t IJ. Hazy orange color, strong beige head. Aroma citrus, biscuit, fruity, yeasty, grass, moderated grapefruit. Taste light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness, alcohol is totally hidden. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long lasting bitter-sweet finish. Very delicios.
tricksta_p (525) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of malts, fruits, yeast, caramel, hops, spices. Moderately sweet with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Very nice brew.
PotjeBier (1396) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have been drinking this since the 80’s, but not recently... From 33 cl bottle. Red color, slightly hazy. Off white head. Aroma’s: sweet, herbal/spices, yeast, some fruit. Retronasal: caramel, sweet, bitter, yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet & moderate bitter. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Long finish, moderate bitter. Nice!
Nero55 (414) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. Hazy copper with medium off white head and nice lacing. Aroma of grains and a hint of hops and spice notes. Medium body with a nice malt presence and a bitter hop finish. Wish the nose has as much hop presence as the taste.
MichaelAwesome (2790) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ein simples, klassisches Strong Ale ohne grosse Punkte. Malzig, mit einem guten Bumms Alkohol, ordentlich Kohlensaeure und etwas Getreide. Ganz nett.
DutchMark (80) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fruity slightly sweet taste with flavor of herbs and yeast with a good hoppy bitter finish. Not the most subtle but a very original ale. I never had anything quite like it. It is strong but the alcohol is not dominant. I am lucky to live in Amsterdam and have ’t IJ as a local brewer.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Bottle. Pours cloudy copper with a lacy off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, yeast, metallic, leaves, earthy and caramel. Taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with average carbonation.
Juni88 (80) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber colored. Small head. Spicy herbs, smooth palate. Rather unique beer, like it.
blackisle (429) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber, tiny frothy off-white head, lasts for a while, thin layer remains, a bit lacing; sweet malty toasted nose, bread, caramel, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, citrus, dough; light to medium sweet, light bitterness, spicy tones; full-bodied, oily texture, creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation; dry bitter lingering finish, slightly sweet with fruity en spicy tones. Smooth flavour, you don’t taste the alcohol.
worldbeertaste (1538) - AUSTRIA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a white, thin, lacy lasting head. Looks deep. Smells of toasted malt, yeast, caramel, and coriander almost other light spices. Medium frothy oily body. Tastes of yeast and coriander with sweet malt and finishes with a hop bitter grassy finish. Decent enough.