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


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RATINGS: 507   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!


   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (243) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Cloudy amber with pillows tan head. aroma mostly obscured by the head. Thick and sweet with bitter finish. Strong finish of carbonation. I used to live down the block from these guys, so drinking a Columbus always brings back good memories.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Thick like syrup. Not the easiest beer in Amsterdam to drink as its quite creamy and a little bit sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5721) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
19/VII/14 - 33cl bottle from Mitra Van Bergen (Eindhoven) @ home - BB: IV/14, Im just a little late on this one (2014-823) Thanks to Tinus for fetching me this bottle!

Clear deep amber red beer, bit creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: alcohol, raisins, some caramel, bit sugary, ripe banana, sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet, fruity, caramel, alcohol, little bitter, soapy, raisins, banana peel, sugary. Aftertaste: banana, alcohol, lots of caramel, some milk chocolate, little bitter, very sugary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5649) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Keg at t Ij. Pours dark hazy amber, sweet toffee and caramel, light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
giorgos_gtc (97) - GREECE - AUG 22, 2014
Aroma from peach and tatse the same or maybe some other sweet fruits. Great body and very thin ringed body. Good to combine with some crepes or waffles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkevin (397) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle @ Onderbroek, Nijmegen. Straight out of bottle. Great dark taste. Dark fruits, brown sugar, sweet notes. Very surprising taste. Loved it. Would love to drink this one out of a glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (746) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at the tIj brewpub, Amsterdam. Dark amber, hazy body, with a medium, very creamy, white head, that leaves a full lacing. Aroma is a bit light, with dried fruits, burnt sugar, some citrus. Tastes of dried fruits, caramel, nuts, chocolate, some fruity hop notes like citrus and tangerine. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and it finishes bitter, a bit sweet and with sour dried fruits. Nice. Petty easy to drink despite the high ABV and with nice dried fruit notes. But overall Ive had much better beers of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (392) - Tasmania, - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy red-brown with a large white head. The aroma is fruity with caramel and toasted notes, some yeast and maybe just a hint of spices. The flavour is smooth, sweet and fruity, again with caramel and a lightly yeasty finish. Nice, interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Strong ale with thick head, amber colour, misty; fruity and spicy aroma with caramel- and nut-like malts, taste fruity with yeasty spiciness, lots of caramel malts, finishing assertively hoppy with some warming alcohol. Another interesting brew from t IJ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2793) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
From bottle @ Amsterdam 23.07.14 Hazy orange color, with a medium offwhite head. Aroma: sweet, fruits, hops. Medium body; Taste bit yeast, some caramelsweet, red fruits, nice hops.

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