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

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WhoU (102) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 On tap at Brouwerij t? IJ. Pours copper brown with nice medium lacy head. Strong flavour and kick. Nice malty grainy. Less hoppy than the IPA. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (297) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Wiele się dzieje w tym piwie, żaden element nie przeważa, żaden też nie powoduje urwania dupy. W zapachu niezbyt intensywnie, słodowo-drożdżowo jak na belgian ale przystało. W smaku pełnia słodowa z nutami czerwonych owocůw (wiśnia), spora, acz dobrze ułożona goryczka. Piwo bardzo pijalne, świetnie przykryta jego moc. Trudno przypisać do jakiegoś konkretnego gatunku, bardzo udana fuzja belgian ale i barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle.Cloudy and brown. Very sweet with a powerful sweet aftertaste. Nothing subtle about this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moscicki (129) - Tarnow, POLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Wow, thatís a positive surprise! I bought it and did not expect too much of it but it showed me Belgian does not neccesarily mean Trappist or Duvel or Kwak. Itís fresh and unique approach to brewing Belgian beer. Extremely fruity. refreshing and easy to drink. Although itís 9% drink itís so approachable you would drink at least 3 of these in a row. Nice amber appearance and slightly earthy aftertaste. Very complex but not too intimidating. Iím going to buy at least 5 of those for ageing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (2955) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2013
Pours out of the bottle in a light unclear amber colour with steady low head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of Belgian yeast and malt. Taste of Belgian yeast, bread, roses, barley, mild hops and straw. Very nice to drink, yet a little bit too simple and boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
g_georgiou (142) - CYPRUS - OCT 30, 2013
Clear amber body with a white head. Good retention. Aroma is fruity liqueur. Peaches, orange and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
medusetl (11) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Bought because I liked the ostrich on the label. Pours dark hazy orange, a thin film of head. Malty caramelly aroma, undertones of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, rich taste like burnt sugars, more caramel, lingers. Overall impression: a very sweet beer (almost overpoweringly so), quite striking, not sure how often would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
henkjanwiegers (94) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
Poured from the bottle. Light brown brew with a small head. Doesnít taste particularly strong for its high alcohol percentage. Taste of grape, Brown sugar and a little of speculaas. Nice drink, not blown away by it though.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bryanvdv (445) - - OCT 20, 2013
0,33l fles in het badhuis met beste bokbier. roodbruin met gist bier. Behoorlijk sterk in de alcohol. Redelijk biertje.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (556) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
0,33l fles in het badhuis roodbruin met gist bier Adam Oost, sterk alcoholisch haring met ui.


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