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

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RATINGS: 520   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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duff's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, - SEP 5, 2004
Bottle. Didn’t 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgis (290) - - JUL 14, 2015
Fruity as hell, bitter. Boozy fruits esters in aroma. Lacing stays forever. Very Belgium but not off course.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell med toner av citrus, äppelvinäger och plommon. Stor sötma, fin beska.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llucmaduell (39) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2015
A good beer that I miss depth, complexity. Water seems weak, accustomed as I am with Belgian beers. I think that money is not a beer s’ho worth to my opinion

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1004) - Riga, LATVIA - JUN 5, 2015
Quite bizarre mix of IPA/Belgian strong ale. Quite hoppy citrus fruitiness, some herbal bitterness, lovely yeast profile, bit spicy. Light sweetness with moderate bitterness, quite dry finish. I like it in a weird way.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (145) - FRANCE - JUN 11, 2015
Robe d’ambre foncée, particulée.Fine mousse blanc cassé.Nez d’ambre, de miel, de malts dorés, de liqueur, de cerises confites dans l’alcool.en bouche tout ça, porté par un corps solide, sirupeux, liquoreux.Très bon.Houblons amérisants quelque peu.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lux_edwards (197) - - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle - Amber with a slight haze with white head. Biscuity alcohol, caramel in the aroma. sweet taste with fruity tang and bitter aftertaste. It has a creamy mouth feel. I like it but a little too sweet for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kleurplaatje (90) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Pours clear medium orange with a thick, stable, lasting and foamy head. Malty aroma, some ripe fruits, toasty, caramelly, something like fresh baked bread, some yeast as well. Nice, but not overwhelming. Taste is predominantly bitter and sweet (fruity) with some nice boozy, roasty and yeasty kicks towards the end. Aftertaste is moderately bittersweet with lingering caramel and toffee notes. Yet, the alcohol is still present, but it does not kill the taste at all. Slightly earthy though. Sticky and creamy texture, full bodied and a bit on the lively side of carbonation. More than decent brew, which, despite its high ABV, is very drinkable. However, it is not my ’t IJ favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2538) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2015
Alone at home. Hazy dark golden colored beer with medium white head and medium carbonation. Yeast poored in. Fruited hopped aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped sweet bitter bit dry and alcoholic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unugeorge (1) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
great aftertaste, tasty but not too pregnant. really enjoyed it. loved the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (316) - LATVIA - MAY 28, 2015
Bit belgian yeast, wet ballz aroma, piladzis,fake chemical marsmelow with lemon and banana atoma :D. Taste is the same and weird. Bit like apple wine gone bad with grapefruit


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