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!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gdt (6) - - AUG 4, 2011
Dark orange with foamy head (it spilled out right as I opened the bottle). Aroma of yeast, clove and honey. Spicy and with a persistent taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roldano (92) - - OCT 13, 2016
Espuma beige que se va disipando, color dorado-ambar y opaco, aroma dulce en nariz, sabor potente por la alta graduación pero que empieza con unos matices dulces y un final seco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lupuLust (87) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2016
Aromas of fruits and Sauerteigbrot. Alcoholic taste with notes of dried aprictot and a slightly bitter hop finish. Waming

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (504) - POLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Kolor ciemno bursztynowy, miedziany, intensywnie zamglony z mnóstwem dro?d?owych drobinek. Piana w formie oko?o centymetrowej warstwy, ?rednio p?cherzykowa i niezbyt trwa?a. Przyzwoicie zdobi szk?o. Aromat karmelu i s?odkich owoców, od pomara?czy, poprzez s?odkie winogrona, na truskawkach ko?cz?c. Smak jest podobnie owocowy ale nie jest ju? s?odki. Akcenty zio?owo przyprawowe "podkr?caj?" Columbusa" dodaj?c mu pazura. Goryczka jest bardzo wyra?na, sucha zio?owa. Jest obecna od pocz?tku ?yka, trwa kiedy w ustach jest jeszcze piwo i d?ugo, d?ugo po po?kni?ciu.Wysycenie ?rednie, tutaj odpowiednie. Alkohol jest zdradziecki, idealnie ukryty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjeerd (311) - GERMANY - OCT 10, 2016
Maybe too complex for me. Good beer, nice ABV. Will drink it again if it is in front of me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
remALUS (238) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle: 330ml. Price 0.99 eur, Neskaidri šv. ruda spalva, nedidelė puta, labai geras skonis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (716) - Nyborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2016
wow. Virkelig en lækker øl, men med lidt for høj alkohol procent. Flot smag, tilpas med humle og bitterhed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Taste is more malty than a traditional Belgian Strong Ale with hints of spice and yeast. Alcohol is noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jybi (67) - FRANCE - AUG 28, 2016
La ’t IJ Columbus présente une magnifique robe ambrée, d’un orange légèrement trouble. L’effervescence n’est pas énormément marquée et la mousse très peu présente. Le nez se porte sur le malt, le caramel et une pointe d’agrumes. La première attaque est soyeuse, sur le caramel et les céréales. La deuxième, sur l’amertume et des arômes d’agrumes, est arrondie des arômes de caramel voire de banane. Tout cela manque malheureusement d’ampleur et de complexité. L’alcool en arôme brut se fait également ressentir. La longueur relativement bonne mais de faible intensité, laisse en bouche des pointes cacaotées et abricotées. Au final, la ’t IJ Columbus est agréable à boire avec une fraîche amertume (ne lui permettant en aucun cas d’être référencée en Belgian Strong Ale!). Un caractère plus marqué et davantage de corpulence lui permettrait de prendre une autre envergure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
schavuitje (114) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2016 kardemom en gedroogd graan in geur en smaak komen gelaagd tot je pittig,bitter en licht zoet hmm lekker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gehbe (259) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 9, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2016 Clear amber with a huge beige head and lovely lacing. Aroma of spice, yeast, grapefruit, oat cookies, a little caramel. Taste is very sweet with light sourness and bitterness on finish. Medium body, high carbonation, somewhat oily texture. Very drinkable despite the ABV.

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