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

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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Temptation (254) - - FEB 18, 2013
Strong beer, boozy and a little bit more bitter than expected. Opaque amber color, with a minimum beige head. The aroma is natural, yeasty and spicy, while the taste is prone to nuts, biscuit and malts, like straw, also present in nose. Not among the best IJ beers.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fkoolen (509) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber, beige foamy head. Nose and taste are big on sweet malty tones like caramel and sugar cane, lightly bitter hoppy and some vegetable notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium carbonation, medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1442) - PORTUGAL - MAY 12, 2015
33cl bottle. Hazy amber colour with a thin off-white head. Biscuits, caramel and malts in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with fruity and biscuit notes. Overall, a good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (300) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Hazy whitish golden with green shades. Persistent ivory head. Aroma is porridge, dough, honey, a tinge of lemon. Reminds me of a weissbier. Powerful and robust. Creamy, oily, full-bodied. Long finish, with a nice bitter tone. Very nice ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roald76 (20) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Amberkleurig, ongefilterd, heerlijk fris bitter, triple-achtige smaak. Moutig en goede hop. Smaakt naar meer. Biologisch topbier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalspice (241) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
Mørk brun med mye bunnfall og lavt skum. Gjærperget duft med banan og en del blomsterjord. Smaken er tung og fruktig med hint av vanilje. Veldig tykk munnfølelse, nesten litt sirupsaktig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5610) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2015
330 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. BB date 12/2013. ABV is 9%. Cloudy brown colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Nice aroma of dried figs, malts and a hint of chocolate. Lovely flavour with just the right balance between sweet malts and decent hops, again notes of dried figs, also raisins, brown kandij sugar and hints of oak. Will buy again.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Smalle (208) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle at Gollem in Antwerp. Aroma : I can’t get past the rusty nail / dirty yeast aroma. Taste: sweet, malty, caramel and again an unpleasant metallic character. Will not finish this one

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gieldekoning (30) - Gemert, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Very nice beer from Amsterdam. Beautiful colour with a healthy head. Full mouth of sweet, spicy and soft malt with fruit and vanilla

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bieremoi (33) - FRANCE - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a nice copper color into a point glass. Good bitterness and hops on the whole but seems too much like a trappiste beer, lacks much distinction.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5808) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Draught (Brouwerij ’t IJ, Amsterdam) - Amber with a slight haze. Biscuity malt, caramel and some slightly soapy notes in the aroma. Malty, biscuity and moderately sweet taste with peach, dried apricot, ginger and biscuity malt detected.


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