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


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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39962) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Fruity and slight citric aroma. Flavour is quite sweet fruity. Ends mellow fruity, malty with a decent note of yeasty spiced notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 15, 2007
Bottle at yesprís place. One of those that I was sure I has rated as I knew I has had a bottle. Thanks Jesper. Pours a nice hazy amber-brown colour with a big head. Aroma of toasted malt, fruits and caramel. Good mothfeel. The flavour is sweet with toasted caramel and malt, spices, fruits and some yeast. Nice spiced toasty bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of yespr, tasting @ yespr] Huge thick beige fine head that mostly lasted. Light cloudy amber colour. Good display of lacework. Fruit, yeast, caramel, toasted malt, citrus. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light sweet and acidic flavour. Light sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7109) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2007
Draught at the brewpub.
Pours a orange amber colour with small white head and fresh fruity nose. The aroma is malty, fruity and slight yeasty with notes of alcohol and spices. Some sediment at the bottom. Very good beer for the beginning of my Amsterdam beer hunt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle @ Beer Circus, Croydon. Pours reddish / brown. Aroma is nutty / citrus / cloves. Taste is spicy / yeasty hops make an appearance as it warms. Some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3752) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2007
Cobber of color with a beige head. An aroma of oak, spice, caramel and yeast. A flavor of oak and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2007
Red amber hue. Foaming head, malty nose. Medium body with a thick viscosity. Cloves and malt taste. A very good bitter sweet beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Draught at brewpub. Yeasty acidic nose. Light citrus. Pretty, clear amber-orange with an impressive head. Flavor is sweet, citrus and caramel. Hops show up as it warms, balancing the sweetness nicely and giving the beer a wonderful finish. Palate is creamy and fullbodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
bottle @ Gollem, Amsterdam. Hoppy aroma, amber color. hoppier than most Belgians. Belgian yeast flavor mixes well with hop bitterness. Nice offering

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
2/1/05 330ml. Plaza liquor. Amber with small white head. Spicey hoppy aroma. Sharp yeasty spicey taste with some alcohol burn.

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