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

bottled
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RATINGS: 563   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (2400) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 29, 2015
Couleur ambrée trouble, légère mousse. Nez levuré, agrumes, raisin, note aigre. Gout fruité, un peu confit, agrumes, levures puis doux malté et alcool. Assez simple pour le style.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmk (44) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
Donkerblond bier met mooie schuimkraag. Ietwat onaangename geur: Cacao doppen doordrenkt met fruit/citrus. Smaak mooi gelaagd. Moet, karamel, fruit,kruidig licht hoppig. Nasmaak vooral mout. Lekker!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (5314) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Draft at the source, pours hazy orange with a sopay white head. Nice head and lace. Aromas and flavor are caramel, fruit, and other semi-sweet malt tones. I guess there’s some Columbus in there but its such a terrible hop especially when its alone. Average.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (739) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2015
Aroma: Malt, toast, caramel, hop, flowers, fruit, yeast. Could have been more defined. Appearance: Amber/brown beer with a white/off-white head. Taste/Palate: Caramel, hop, fruit. Sweet fruits, ends spicy thanks to the yeast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (8283) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Keg at the brewpub. Clear orange coloured pour with a lasting off white froth. Aroma is Belgian blond yeast with a little grassy orange, sweet honey. Flavour is composed of semi sweet honey, hints of caramel, tangy harsh orange bitterness, solvent and hot alcohol. Belgian yeast. Palate is medium bodied, sweet, verging on sticky, highish carbonation. Lingering harsh bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1984) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2015
hazy orange to amber colour, huge creamy yellowish head; aroma of citruses, dried fruity and floral notes, biscuit, hints of coriander and some minimal alcohol; taste of yeasty-earthy notes, grains, honey and fruits; great Belgian strong ale

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tayeth (523) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2015
Geruch kräuterig mit einem Unterton von altem Kompost. Geschmack pfeffrig, nach Karamell und nach Nelke, fast schon scharf. Leider auch leicht muffig. Ausgewogene Bittere.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
gueuze (783) - - AUG 26, 2015
Rötlich Braun. Geruch ziemlich estrig wie ein Farmhouse. Im Geschmack dann sehr estrig und leicht süß. Im Abgang auch noch sehr bitter. Erschlägt einen fast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tamy (8) - - AUG 26, 2015 does not count
Heerlijk vol van smaak, mooie kleur, troebel, zachte hints van karamel, licht zoet met fris bittere afdronk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1694) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Amber color, slightly hazy color, good white foam. Aroma: very fruity and sweet malt, wine, esters (yeast), toffee, a little floral hops, light spiciness. Taste: strong bitterness (alcohol and hops), fruits, plums and malt. Rude and unbalanced ale.


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