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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2182) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear burnt orange with a medium sized, lacing, off-white head Aroma of yeast, caramel, chocolate notes and citrus.Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter with alcohol notes. Medium bodied, oily text and soft carb. A very nice brew indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1380) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle, beers of Europe. Rich banana yeast aroma, lovely strong alcohol taste, with redcurrant and blueberry flavours. Tangy and effervescent, with sugary notes and a warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (189) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
On tap at Brouwerij ít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (648) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1442) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
Have been drinking this since the 80ís, but not recently... From 33 cl bottle. Red color, slightly hazy. Off white head. Aromaís: 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nero55 (492) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (3030) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2013
Ein simples, klassisches Strong Ale ohne grosse Punkte. Malzig, mit einem guten Bumms Alkohol, ordentlich Kohlensaeure und etwas Getreide. Ganz nett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchMark (104) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
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 ít IJ as a local brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juni88 (80) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
Hazy amber colored. Small head. Spicy herbs, smooth palate. Rather unique beer, like it.

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