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Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rsedillo (15) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Fantastic flavor will blow your mine. If you like beer this is a must! Its better tasting when sharing with family!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2077) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottle@rotterdam. Brown murky. Ripe fruity, slightly estery aroma. Piney hops, plummy malts, some banana even. Bitter body. Sweet malts, toffee buttescotch caramels, some raisin syrup. Citrus, blood grape finish. Strange one. Definitely not what I expected (a hopped double ipa), but something rather belgy/estery. Given the raves it has got, I wonder whether mine wasnt’t really what it should’ve been, but had no issues finishing it though..

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moolesen (190) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Amber/reddish color with a big foamy off white head. Nose has hints of some sweet/sour in genre of wild yeast. Also malt is in the aroma. Very rich taste, full bodied. Strong. No wild yeast in the taste (luckily). Long lasting finish. Very nice beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11055) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 26, 2014
Bottle at Carlsens Kvarter. Cloudy pale amber with a big and lasting, fluffy white head. Bready malt aroma, some fruity/spicy Belgian character and a faint dusty yeast note. Sweet yeasty and malty flavour with spicy notes, and a rather bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koning_Daan (117) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy amber with thick off white head. Chocolaty aroma. Taste starts off very smooth. Chocolate, raisins. Very smooth and sweet. Aftertaste is delicate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (404) - SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
330 ml. bottle. Hazy brown colour, with a big head and a lace that seems to last forever. Smell of chocolate, vanilla, raisins, spice. Medium body, smooth palate, the beer slicks from the tongue to the throat gently. Taste of chocolate, caramel, fruits. Great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lamf (64) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with really huge head. Malty, bready aroma. It’s quite sweet... and boring. It’s nothing really happening in this beer. Highly carbonated, But I have to say, the 9% ABV is well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Donkerbruin bier, dikke beige schuimkraag. Ruikt fris, beetje zoet, hoppig, . Smaakt erg lekker, beetje zoet, beetje bitter.. Erg lekker.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (182) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
Bottle, near best before date. Pours murky orange/brown with a large white head. Aroma: toffee, peach, vanilla, earthy, bit of spice. Taste: red fruit, roasted pine, some dark fruit, syrup, raisins, quite sweet, light bitter. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, bitter sweet finish. Nice one!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 14, 2014
Cervesa fosca d’estil belga amb molt bon equilibri entre l’alcohol, el gust dolç de la malta i l’amarg del llúpol. Cerveza oscura de estilo belga con un buen equilibro entre el alcohol, del gusto dulce de la malta y el amargo del lúpulo.


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