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


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RATINGS: 467   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2131) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Pours a super hazey orange with a thick pinkish-white head that just sit there an lasts. Slightly sweet, spiced aroma. Thin bodied, moderately sweet with a fruitiness that must be a combination of the yeast and hops. Very refreshing with a tonic-water like after taste (in a good way). An interesting beer, I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle @ Nedre Mölla 9/7-14. Aroma: Heavy malty, caramel. Taste: Dito + fruity, sweetness, light acidic. The finish is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (821) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle @ Nedre Mölla 9/7-14. Sweet malty and fruity with notes of yeast and spices, light acidic, caramel, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is fruity, bitter and quite dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (682) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
Hazy dark orange. Good off-white head and lacing. Aroma of oranges, biscuit, spices and alcohol. Bitterness in taste and aftertaste, balanced with orange marmelade bitterness. Not quite in harmony

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: sweet, herbs, tomatoo’s? TASTE: sweet, herbs, not that good for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelkostvo (562) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 8, 2014
Dark ruby colour, small head. Aroma of wet wood, reisins, dark fruits. Taste is light sweet, a bit bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Interesting but not my favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andregoncalves (1332) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 28, 2014
33cl bottle. Hazy appearance with dark golden color. Head is thin to medium. Body is smooth. Aroma is mustard, french fries, spices, bacon, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markschiedon (180) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle. Not much out standing aromas not bad either. The unclear orange beer has a medium white head. Caramel and red fruit in the taste. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3292) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle: Aroma is sourly, fruity, oranges, apricot, orange peel, yeast and spices. Flavor is fruity, oranges, candies, apricot, spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle at Rootz at the Harbour, Scheveningen. Poured a murky reddish amber with a big long lasting frothy white head. The aroma is fruity hop, malt. The flavour is strong bitter with a chewy grain, light chocolate, big Columbus hop bitter, light floral palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A beer that even Luis Suarez could get his teeth into!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2040) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
This is best described as a Belgian strong ale with lots of hops, that give the beer a nice bitter taste. The yeasty and malty body gives the beer a good base.

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