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


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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

SlimJimDrinker's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, - MAY 29, 2004
Nothing much to say here... Pretty standard boring dull beer... Sweet n sour... boring finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2016
10/I/16 - 33cl bottle @ my parents in law’s place - BB: XI/2016 (2016-28) Thanks to Mattie and George for the beer!

Clear orange beer, aery irregular off-white head, unstable, falls down quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, bit oxidized, raisins, some caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet and malty start, raisins, caramel, lots of orange peel, bit spicy. Aftertaste: oxidized, spicy, orange peel, hint of coriander, pretty sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (1195) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’De Bierkoning’, 2015 version. Clear, amber with a thin, frothy, almost stable, tan head. Sweetish-spicy aroma of coriander, orange jam, honey and toffee. Sweet, spicy taste of coriander, orange jam, toffee, licorice, some clove and honey, followed by a medium long, slightly warming, light bitter and spicy finish. Medium to full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Lots of coriander in here, even more so in the aroma which is simply too much. The taste is a bit more balanced and rescues it, but this is not going to be one of my favourites. Still decent though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (627) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016

Malt, caramel, spices, belgian yeast, slight hops, fruit, berries and orange.

Unclear amber/brown beer with a slight off-white head.

Moderate sweet and slightly bitter with malts, caramel, belgian yeast and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaelic (121) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
Brown golde orange Ale. Small head. Touches of citrus, dried fruit, convenient bitter, orange, citrus. Full body. Despite the 9 percent alcohol easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (471) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
Koperkleurig, kleine witte kraag. Fruitig: citrus en rood fruit. Gist, alcohol. Bitter en zoet. Fris. Volle body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hesiodus (36) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
some citrus, sweet, caramel, bubblegum, vanilla color is golden/amber, clear taste is sweet, very light bitter thin, soft enjoyable beer, a little on the save side

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (693) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
33cl from the liquor store - 2015 version. Ruby-brown pour with a tan head that gives way to a thin lacing. Smells like caramel, dark fruit, cherries, coriander. Tastes bitter - a kind of English ale bitter - but is nicely balanced by the caramel, cherry and spices. Medium to full bodied, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (195) - - JAN 5, 2016
5-01-2016, Delft drankgigant Degelijk amber bier. Amberkleur met lichte schuimkraag die snel verdwijnt. Smaakt lichtzoet en ik vind hem smaken naar Kwak maar dan de mindere versie op elk aspect. Drinkt daardoor wel makkelijk weg ondanks 9 %. Heel goed te drinken maar niet bijzonder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (1352) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2016
(tap 0,25l @ In De Wildeman (Amsterdam))
Aroma: Spicy, belgian yeasts, later fruity.
Appearance: Hazy golden color. Medium, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, spicy.
Palate: Medium body. Sticky texture. Spicy finish.
Overall: Nice belgian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton_w (132) - - DEC 31, 2015
A litter sour aroma when open the bottle and then covered by the malty aroma. Small head. Taste is sweet and pleasant pear/peach flavor. Quite a good beer for the end of this year!

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