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


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RATINGS: 579   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Anthobeers (91) - - JAN 22, 2016
Arômes malté, alcoolisé, belle couleur miel trouble, goût très belge, trop alcoolisé, palais moyen, globalement pourrait être bonne mais trop forte

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alausgidas (19) - - JAN 18, 2016
33cl bottle @home Aroma: fruits, citrus, herbs, caramel. Appearance: hazy golden, white beige firm head. Taste: moderate bitterness, light sweetness, Palate: average carbonation, medium body, bitter finish. Overall: liked it, did not feel that it has ABV 9%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (569) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2015
Sample from a 33cl bottle (26 IX 2015), shared with De Meetjeslandse Bierproevers. This amber coloured strong ale comes with a firm white head. The aromas make one think of hay, coming from the malts. Yet within the flavour, the yeast is dominant. It has some cellar and earth, dirt and dust: The typical ’t IJ aroma. Actually not that pleasant nor appealing to me. The sweetness thrives in the taste, together with a strong yeast sensation and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (1723) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 13, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl chez Aliette. Couleur ambrée peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence. Nez sac de grains que l’on ouvre. Attaque sucrée sucre candy et caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 10, 2015
Amber-orange colored, hazy with floaters, medium to small off white frothy head, decent lasting. Aroma is brewing sugar, spices, yeast, bit peppery. Taste is medium+ sweet brewing sugar, some toffee notes, Belgian yeast, spices, medium- spicy bitterness, touch of alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
Lekker kruidig, hoppig, moutig en notig sterk bier. Backlog from 2015/02/14.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3547) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015

Lukt: Citrus og honning.
Utseende: Mørk gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Citrus og honning.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Brouwerij ’t IJ.
Medium: Tapp@250ml, ABV@9%, Når@21.11.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (1049) - FRANCE - NOV 29, 2015
Hazy amber with thin white head. Nose is caramel and yeast. Aromas are fruits, caramel, candi. Average carbonation, oily texture. Medium sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (837) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
30cl draught pour at the brewpub on 04-Oct-2015. Dark amber, with a large white coloured head which quickly dissipated. Sweet aroma - malt, fruit and caramel and a little bit of hops. Medium body and soft/medium carbonation . Flavour of sweet biscuit malt, banana, Belgian yeast and spices. Sweet fruity and spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro. T/S: Malt, caramel, fruity, slightly hoppy and yeasty / Malta, caramelo, afrutado, ligeramente a lupulo y levadura.

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