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!


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle. Light unclear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, flowers, lemon shell, moderate to heavy yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (080108)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Fruity and slight citric aroma. Flavour is quite sweet fruity. Ends mellow fruity, malty with a decent note of yeasty spiced notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2003
The aroma is very fruit sweet. The color is red-brown and it has a beutiful but disappearing head. The flavor is of lingonberries, fruit, and dry wood. It ends on a slight bitterness. It has an OK palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
Bottled at DBF 2005. Clear amber coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma with notes of bananas and spices. Sweet spicy flavour with notes of yeast and fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25451) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized foamy head. Weak barnyardish caramellish aroma, which is a bit weird. Flavour is sweet malty with wheaty hints. Pleasant flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) There ought to be hop-alert printed somewhere on this beer, this truly is a bitter beer. Dutch beers this strong are usually malty and sweet, and even though this certainly contains some malty sweetness the hops overpower everything. A spicy, aromatic bitterness - but bitter indeed. Very bitter. Dark amber with a gigantic, beige shaving foam-like head. A truly unusual beer. 210304

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23710) - Tyres, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2002
Bottled. Orange coloured, cloudy. Very flowery aroma. Medium bodied and very sweet. All other flavours are hidden behind the wall of sugar and flowery hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color wit ha small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy and slightly alcoholic aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
11th May 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Strawberry blonde coloured beer. Crisp palate. Subtley sweet but has a contrasting bitter finish. Unique. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Tap at brewpub ... Dark hazy amber ... somall white head ... soft zezty orange toffee nose ... juicy fruits ... light sweet candi sugers ... ligth oily body ... floral hop.

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