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

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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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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3.1
   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tayeth (507) - 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 (640) - - 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 (2) - - 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 (666) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hugi (467) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2015
From a bottle, bb01/2016. Light-brown, hazy, full white head with a nice lacing. A bit musty and metallic smell at first (unpleseant), then honey, malt, esters and yeast. Full malty body, some fruitiness, some nice yeasty notes. Medium level of bitterness and carbonation. Long taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
On tap at Loosje. A very creamy, powerful ale. Orange flavor and orange color. Tastes of honey, peachy and very spicy, w/ coriander taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (834) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 5, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit and a hint of chocolate. Sweet finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unugeorge (1) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
great aftertaste, tasty but not too pregnant. really enjoyed it. loved the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kleurplaatje (100) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Pours clear medium orange with a thick, stable, lasting and foamy head. Malty aroma, some ripe fruits, toasty, caramelly, something like fresh baked bread, some yeast as well. Nice, but not overwhelming. Taste is predominantly bitter and sweet (fruity) with some nice boozy, roasty and yeasty kicks towards the end. Aftertaste is moderately bittersweet with lingering caramel and toffee notes. Yet, the alcohol is still present, but it does not kill the taste at all. Slightly earthy though. Sticky and creamy texture, full bodied and a bit on the lively side of carbonation. More than decent brew, which, despite its high ABV, is very drinkable. However, it is not my ’t IJ favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2540) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2015
Alone at home. Hazy dark golden colored beer with medium white head and medium carbonation. Yeast poored in. Fruited hopped aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped sweet bitter bit dry and alcoholic.


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