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

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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - 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)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29208) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20640) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20274) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , 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.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
Golden to copper color; creamy head. Poor aroma, some grass. Rich taste, well malty with a strong and almost fruity bitterness; strong final, somehow aromatic.
Very good taste, too bad for the aroma… Thanks Jacob (Lövenlund) for this beer.


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