Temptation (257) - - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ALIBALI (220) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Belgisch!? Yepp!!! Sprizig. Hoppy. Fruity. Kräuter. Honig. Und dann der Barley Wine lastige und extrem lange, süffige Nachtrunk. BIG!!! Kleine Flasche direkt von der TIJ Brauerei. Ca. 2 Euro.
luttonm (3968) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At ’t IJ, Amsterdam. Hazy brown, very creamy head. Pine and malty, bitter malty beer. Belgian year character, snappy. Sweet bitter finish. Solid.
Kauge (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Marduk, thanks! BB 05.10.2016. Pours clear amber with a nice head. The aroma’s got a strange sweetness, not exactly relating this with Columbus. Tastes sweet, hoppy, yeasty, sugary. Pretty light on the palate, carbonation moderate. The alcohol shows. Not too bad though, would probably work better when fresh.
paulvanpelt (472) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Een goudoranje en zacht bier. Behoorlijk zoet, met aroma van suiker, bloemen en fruit. Een beetje een allemansvriend, te zoet naar mijn smaak.
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Alus Tirgus, Bergi). Clear dark amber color. Medium size, yellow-beige head, stays. Malty, apples, jam, sweet, fruity in aroma. Sweet, metallic, Belgian yeast, herbal hops in taste. Sweet floury malts and fruity in aftertaste. Dry mouthfeel. Tries to cover alcohol with sugar, but doesn’t succeed. Boozy brew.
Rask0lnikov (434) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber colour. Little froth. Hints of gooseberries and caramel in the aroma. Sweet, caramelly, corny beginning. Brown sugar, hints of berries. Alcoholy, bit bitter finish. Sweet aftertaste. Sweet and strange.
suurjuust (2587) - ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle by Marduk. Almost clear amber pour, off-white head. Nose is sweet, malts, caramel, mashed potatoes. Flavor is belgian yeast, dried fruit, some candi sugar. Finishes with hop bitterness, one note stuff, just bitter. Some barley flour. Lingering booze. Weird one, boozy.
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by marduk, thanks. Aroma is fruity, sour, berries. Flavor is sweet, berries, malt. Finish has some dry bitterness and alcohol. Overall: weird, but not bad.
markoijelena (1930) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft 0.1l at the Brewpub Brouwerij ’ t Ij Amsterdam Netherlands. Taste with bro luttonm and Jelena.26.02.2016.Pour it dark brown color with small white head.Aroma of caramel, dubbel Belgian feel.Taste start with sweet fruity, raisins, some banana, continues with caramel, rusty just a pinch, Belgian yeast finish, full body, nice balanced.
bonkiedeaap (566) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dirk 3 in Hardinxveld. The beer is dark amber colored and has a nice large and stable white head, with livingly CO2.
The aroma is hoppy and malty and has some nice notes of fruits (strawberries, peaches and apple), but also hints of grains.
The taste is full and sweet with notes of ripe fruits and changes into a strong malt taste with tones of Belgian yeast. Also clearly noticable is the alcohol, but luckily not too much.
The finish is light bitter and hoppy, but also a little dry.