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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3736) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.5
   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

3.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/02/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

opaque light orange, whispy white head, touch of lace, yeasty bread aroma with light fruit, big yeast flavor, light bitterness, touch of dry fruit,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scanovajr (674) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2007
Bottled @ Cafe Belgique, Amsterdam. A red beer with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and flowery. Taste is malty and sweet. Nice flowery hops in the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2007
Bottle. High fluffy but lasting off-white head. Haxy orange body. Grassy and hoppy aroma with a hint of nuts. Fruity (mainly oranges) well catbonated and hoppy flavor. Long bitter hops aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2007
[Shared with Erik.] I like thisone quite a lot. Notes of flowers and parfume in the good way, some bitterness, fruits and yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2007
330. Thanks, TheWolf! I think I may be starting to get this funk thing. Slowly. And this beer is available in Seattle now, at least occasionally, so maybe Iím just taking baby steps, but I am kind of liking this beer. Pours hazy coppery dark amber with a thick platinum blonde head, lots of lace. Big funky nose: sour cherries, foot, basement, horse blanket. Clearly some widely variegated spontaneous fermentation happening, albeit down the road a piece from the Belgian originals. Fizzy carb, medium body, lots of dank heavy funk all over the mid-palate. This one isnít actually a whole lot easier to take than the seriously funkified lambics, but itís juuuust sweeter/softer enough to hit me where I want to be hit and itís a pleasure to drink. A gateway funk, perhaps.


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