Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 564   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!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, - SEP 5, 2004
Bottle. Didnt minde it, quite salty, with some slightly earthy smells (slightly farmyardy). Quite yeasty, with a dry finish. Quite liked it, a bit too much alcohol at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bijl (120) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
Amber van kleur, gele schuimkraag, licht troebel/waas. Aroma is Moutig, karamel, kruidig, bloemen en Belgische gist.... banaan. Smaak: Fruitig zoet, karamel, moutig, kruidige hops, Belgische gist en aardig wat alcohol warmte. Een redelijke eindbitter met wat kruidigheid.. gaat over in zoet. CO2 is medium, volle body en een ietwat romig mondgevoel. Zoet en plakkerige afdronk. Deze is om rustig even mee weg te zakken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2682) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber-copper. Nose is sweet, Belgian yeast, fruits. Tastes sweet caramel, spicy yeast, bittersweet finish. Decent representation of the style but slightly boozy and one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (330) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle, Volkshotel Amsterdam. Clear dark amber, small unstable off-white head. Aroma malts, caramel. Taste follows, gradually adding bitter hoppy elements. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (594) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
The beer has a nice look. The color of the beer is a nice amber. The beer has a little cloudiness. The light orange glow in the beer is beautiful. On top of the beer a nice layer of white foam is poured. The foam collapses over time, to leave a very thin drape of foam. The beer smells nice, very nice. I smell a nice almondy alcohol aroma to begin with. I also smell some malty tones, some sweet fruit notes and a little bitter fresh hop aroma. There might be a little dark bitter touch to it. Is it roast, or chocolate? Its a nice little contrast with the fruity sweets. The taste of the beer is also nice. I taste a very fruity flavor, it reminds me a little of the fruitiness a sweet white wine can have. There is also a lovely almondy alcohol flavor. I also taste some fresh hops. The finish has a dry bitterness. It has a little wood flavor and a pinch of metal. It could have been a bit better in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (362) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2016 Belgisch!? Yepp!!! Sprizig. Hoppy. Fruity. Kruter. Honig. Und dann der Barley Wine lastige und extrem lange, sffige Nachtrunk. BIG!!! Kleine Flasche direkt von der TIJ Brauerei. Ca. 2 Euro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4449) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
At t IJ, Amsterdam. Hazy brown, very creamy head. Pine and malty, bitter malty beer. Belgian year character, snappy. Sweet bitter finish. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle shared by Marduk, thanks! BB 05.10.2016. Pours clear amber with a nice head. The aromas 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
paulvanpelt (496) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
Een goudoranje en zacht bier. Behoorlijk zoet, met aroma van suiker, bloemen en fruit. Een beetje een allemansvriend, te zoet naar mijn smaak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (5887) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
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 doesnt succeed. Boozy brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rask0lnikov (576) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
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.

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