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’t IJ IJndejaars

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

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of our flagship beers, slightly different in flavour every year! A splendid, maroon-coloured beer with fine aromas of spiced fruit, orange peel and well-roasted malt to delight the nose. The flavour is a spicy balance of caramel, citrus and slightly bitter hops to restore that warm feeling during the dark days of winter. If stored in a cool, dark place, IJndejaars will keep for years.

Note: Until 2005 called IJndejaars, from 2006 until 2008 called Turbock and in 2009 they started using the old name IJndejaars again.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (455) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark copper with thin khaki head. Aroma of caramel, orange, fruit (dark fruit). Medium body with caramel, some noticeable alcohol, and a slight bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (1690) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, traded with Countbeer, thanks! Into a tulip glass, ABV 9%. Deep red colour on the body, slighty hazy. Two fingers of light beige head, thick, with good retention. Big wall of lacing left covering the glass after the head has collapsed. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, malts, sugar. Taste follows the aroma in a way. There is the caramel and red fruits, but also some grains, marmalade, sugars, a touch of alcohol but other than than very well hidden, even some vinous notes every now and then, notable mainly on the finish. Medium body, I expected it a bit thicker for some reason but it is still okay, good amount of carbonation, a bit sticky on the palate. Overall a really tasty beer, would make a great winter warmer, I am sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Benzai! Cloudy amber/brown beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, caramel, fruity, citrus, grainy notes. Malty bready flavor, fruity, hay, citrus, some warming alcohol, caramel, grapes, some spices. Decent drinkable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (616) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle in the Hemelvaart Bier Café, Bedale. Amber with a cream head. Slightly sour, fruity and yeasty aroma. Sweet at first before plenty of Christmas spice. Some caramel and citrus hop notes too. Maybe a touch too much spice after a while, but still very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (319) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
Hazy dark amber with medium light beige head. Orange, dried candied fruits, touch of roasted malts, cherry, light spices and light hoppy finish. Sweet with long light bitter and tart finish. Medium bodied with full carbonation. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cassius (47) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2014
Vrij zoet bier, maar niet door en door. Mooie donkerbruine kleur met dik, lobbig schuim. Toppertje!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (561) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Medium mokka head, dark brown colour, sweet malty yeasty fruity melon peaches like smell, medium carbonation and bitter warm nice mixture, some melon raisins grain alcohol creamy

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (147) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
From unchilled bottle. Fruity belgian aroma, with great raspberry flavour, supportedby the sweetness of 9abv . Very nice, would be even better a few degrees cooler.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (623) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malts, fruits, caramel, spices, plum. Flavour is malty sweetness with a nice hop bitter finish. Very nice brew.


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