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


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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (246) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
Amber collor with a creamy head, medium carbonation. The flavor is spicy, caramel, citrus and slightly bitter hops. Light bitter, sweet afthertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (482) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from De Molen. Hazy rusty to copper body, small beige creamy mostly lasting excellen lacing head. Nose is caramel, dried fruits, belgian yeast, Aroma is mild roasted malt, tons of caramel and honey, more blegian yeast, light licorice, raisins, alcohol is noticable in my throat. Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light citric sourness. Medium body, sticky and creamy texture, average carbonation, medium lasting honey and slightly roasty finish. Good dessert beer, quite sweet but not disturbing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2526) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Amber, hazy. Nice malty, slight sweet nose with ripe fruityness. Fuller body, pretty soft smooth texture. Sweet, but doesn’t cloy, finish balanced. Ripe fruits- I’m thinking some peaches, apricots, some exotics even. Nice belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2333) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
It’s hard to pinpoint the style of this beer, the melting pot label of Belgian strong ale is perhaps most suited. It’s a malty, yeasty and full bodied beer with lots of spices and nuances. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (387) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle, pours hazy copper with some chunks and with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit, bready. Taste is bread, caramel, fruit, and pretzel. medium body with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4029) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle, CAJS, shared with Nataša & Srđan - thanks! Murky dark amber body. Light sweetish aroma, rosehip, honey - yeasty. Sweet taste, spicy, light cloves - despite being on the sweet side, I found it was quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (221) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
330ml bottle from Saveur Biere.

Aroma of sour fruits, rusty copper colour, nice warm overdone mouth-filling taste. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (755) - Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2479) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11344) - Göteborg, 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.

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