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


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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6053) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Draught (Brouwerij ’t IJ, Amsterdam) - Amber with a slight haze. Biscuity malt, caramel and some slightly soapy notes in the aroma. Malty, biscuity and moderately sweet taste with peach, dried apricot, ginger and biscuity malt detected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (620) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
Brown reddish beer, slightly opaque with very little head. Smell is salty bitter with subtle caramel sweetness. Raisins, nuts and a touch of alcohol. Dark fruit. Pepper. Taste is sweet watery and slightly bitter, with a slightly astringent finish. Resin, caramel and a touch of banana and maybe oranges. Peels in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2105) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
Heldere koperen kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt honing, mout. Smaakt beetje zoet, caramel, iets bitter. Beetje fruitig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1280) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Murky golden brown pour with a sparse white head. Hoppy aroma with some grass. Big yeasty taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkseduction (664) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
Flasche 33cl. Haselnussbraun, trüb wie ein Weizen. Massive beeindruckende Schaumkrone. In der Nase zitrus-grasige Hopfen. Im Antrunk dann der Hopfenbomber, im Nachhall Detonationen in den Bitterknospen der Zunge. Alkohol nur zart spürbar. Wunderbares Hopfenfeuerwerk. Genial!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1786) - FINLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Pours pale copper with off-white head. Aroma is toasted, caramel and spices. Flavour is spicy and light to medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2222) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle @ M-Café. Dark amber colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet nose, malty body. Citrus, caramel and chocolate. Harsh bitter hoppy finish. Fruity with bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1772) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a thick foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, mahogany, spruce and nuts. Sweet and medium bitter taste with a bitter finish. Medium full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (367) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Murky cola/amber pour. Sweet aroma: exotic fruits, lychee, roasted malts, copper, fresh grains. Taste: slightly sour and fruity begin, followed by caramel, roasted malts. Sticky aftertaste, pineapple. Winter beer with a summer feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is murky light brown with thick small white head. Aromas and flavors: Resiny, pine, some fruits, caramel, sweetness, sugar, hops and malts. Pretty interesting hoppy beer but too sweet for me.

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