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’t IJ Extra Speciale Vlo

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
An extra strong variation on the regular Vlo, for the 25th anniversary of De Bierkoning, a bottleshop in Amsterdam. Also dryhoppped with Centennial hops. Note: the bottles mention 7% ABV and not the word Extra but has an extra label that says "Extra Speciale Vlo, tgv 25 jaar de bierkoning. Koudgehopt 9% vol alc.".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6497) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, shared with Plovmand and Theis. Hazy amber colour, off white head. Aroma of sugar, IJ yeast, funk, grassy hops, fruits. Flavour is sweet, fruity, yeasty, alcohol, sugar, but also rather bitter with a grassy bitter finish. Medium bodied. Prefer the regular version, but this is good stuff as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle, thanks Menno! Enjoyed this in the company of some very friendly beer geeks. Had a fun evening. The brew itself is nice, quite yeasty with the typical ’t IJ yeast flavor that dominates all their beers. Loads of hops on this one as well, mostly floral. Bitter brew, but I like that. Slightly better than the original Speciale Vlo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5339) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2010
Bottled. Tnx Menno. The aroma has grass, flower, citrus, banana, yeast. Hazy, orange coloured with an off-white head. The taste has a nice lingering bitterness, some malt, citric and flowery hops. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6682) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2010
Bottled, thx to Menno. Hazy yellow color, large head. Aroma of some banana, yeast, spices, soft dryhopping noticeable. Soft bitter taste, bit sweet, reminding me of a Hoegaarden Grand Cru, the ’golden standard’ in wheat-like triples. The dryhopping is a good and well-balanced addition to the aroma. Not overdone, but nicely balanced with the original aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcbeers (43) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2010
fruity,yeasty aroma. amber coloured head which rests a long time, fruity apples,apricots andspices with a hint of pepper. good aftertaste bitter. could drink this everyday!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2010
A hazy yellow colored beer, with a thick foamy off white head. The aroma of fruits, a little sour, yeast with hops. The taste is hoppy bitter, hints of sour with fruits. The aftertaste is bitter and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle, tfs Menno. Orange amber, medium off white head. Aroma is yeasty, weird sidenote, candy sugar and some spices. Flavour is yeasty, malty with a medium hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
33 cL bottle at GBBF 2010. Fruity and slight yeasty. Slight phenolic and fruity yeasty. Carbonated mouthfeel. Domininantly hoppy and dry. Slight acidic dry hoppyness. Bitter and phenolic finish. Ends dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PetervanderArend (19) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2010
On draft in brewery ’t IJ in Amsterdam. Nice one! Gefeliciklapstaart met jullie 25 jaar. A little bit young but still already a very good beer. You really taste the hops! Soon on draft in ’t Arendsnest

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