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Brewed by Brouwerij ít 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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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Procent (230) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3849) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (755) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (411) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (186) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Neorej80 (215) - - 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 ít IJ beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (810) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
From bottle. Hazy orange color, with a medium offwhite head. Aroma: sweet, fruits, hops. Medium body; Taste bit yeast, some caramelsweet, red fruits, nice hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joostvdveen (26) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
lekker donkere smaak, niet heel vol, niet te ruw. afdronk prettig. lichte geur

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (225) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Cloudy amber with pillows tan head. aroma mostly obscured by the head. Thick and sweet with bitter finish. Strong finish of carbonation. I used to live down the block from these guys, so drinking a Columbus always brings back good memories.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (397) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Thick like syrup. Not the easiest beer in Amsterdam to drink as itís quite creamy and a little bit sour.


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