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


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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, - SEP 23, 2012
Thanks to OleR for sharing a 330ml bottle at Håndverkerstuene. Lasting, lacing-layer covering a cloudy golden body. Dried fruity and mid-sweet malts to the nose. Rounded flavour of dried fruits alongside yeasty fruits and spices upheld by citrus bitterness towards the ending. Alcohol warmth. Satisfying (Oslo, 15.09.2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (59) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
Bottle, near best before date. Pours murky orange/brown with a large white head. Aroma: toffee, peach, vanilla, earthy, bit of spice. Taste: red fruit, roasted pine, some dark fruit, syrup, raisins, quite sweet, light bitter. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, bitter sweet finish. Nice one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (40) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 14, 2014
Cervesa fosca d’estil belga amb molt bon equilibri entre l’alcohol, el gust dolç de la malta i l’amarg del llúpol. Cerveza oscura de estilo belga con un buen equilibro entre el alcohol, del gusto dulce de la malta y el amargo del lúpulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1457) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 9, 2014
Bottle at Rotterdam. Hazy dark amber color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, citrus, resin, toffee, earthy notes and grapefruit. Bitter finish with hops, citrus and toffee. Very nice belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
w_adwersarz (36) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 7, 2014
W aromacie odrobina chmielu, a reszt ato słody. Barwa wpadająca w miedź, z obfit pianą z wielkimi bąblami które dość szybko się rozpadają. Trochę karmelu, trochę goryczki ze średnim ciałem i raczej lekkim wysycen iem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Case (150) - GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
Dark orange-brown pour with medium off-white head. Aroma is malty, grains. Taste is caramel, lots of malt, a bit of bitterness, some dark fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1160) - London via, WALES - MAR 30, 2014
2 month old bottle from ’Marqt’ Amsterdam. Murky brown / orange, foamy white head, thick lacing. Aroma - ashtray, lager, ready salted crisps, lemon/lime, earthy, marmite. Body is medium, very foamy, carbonation is low-ish. Taste is sweet caramel, lager and ash. I wasn’t very impressed with this overall. It seems like a dodgy batch that’s been oversweetened to make up for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (46) - POLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown in color, medium head, nice lacing. Aroma is malts, fruity notes. Taste is similar: malt, caramel, fruits. Nice bitter finish. Beer is full bodied, medium carbonated. 9% of alcohol gives nice warming effect. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (1694) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 9% Deep brown colour on the body, seems a bit hazy. Two fingers of light beige head, thick, with good retention, leaving medium lacing behind. Aroma of grains, nuts, chestnuts, faint fruity notes. Taste is almost identical, lots of nuts, chestnut, malty, notable alcohol, nice bitterness on the aftertaste though. Medium thin body, good carbonation, oily palate. Overall okay, drinks pleasantly enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2961) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Piwo swietne i prawie dorownuje super dobrym belgijskim mocnym ale. Zaczne od zapachu, ktory jest bardzo kwiatowy zapach fiolkow i zwlaszcza bzu wyczuwalem. W smaku pieczona na parze pszenna bulka. Nieco miodu i owocu granatu. W koncowce lekko alkoholowe ale niezbyt to przeszkadza. Piwo tresciwe i z solidna slodowoscia. Piana trwala i spora, taka czapowata jak ja to okreslam. Do tego ekologiczne surowce i spora metnosc. Polecam

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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