Brewed by Brouwerij ít IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 298   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) - NÝrrebronx, - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2015
0,33l bottle shared @ Thalianís place. Pours hazy orange with a medium head. Aroma is fruity malts with some spices. Flavor is malts with many different fruits, some yeast and a hoppy spicy finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1808) - FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Pours copper with white head that disappears pretty fast. Aroma is berry sweet and malty. Flavour is light to medium sweet, leather and herbs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (1636) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
0,33l fles goudoranje met een witte.kraag.zoet met een zuurtje. Aardig bier weinig bijzonders

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
"Het originele Amsterdams feestbier", New Yearís ale from ít IJ, and somehow I knew this was going to gush, yet my precautions could not prevent it from flooding part of the table. Very thick and frothy, lacing, very pale beige, creamy head (not just establishing itself in my tasting glass, but creeping up from the bottle too). Colour is a deep, cloudy, orangey bronze. Aroma is in concordance with the gushing: fruity esters jumping out of the glass, impressions of overripe peach and banana, a (fortunately very weak) hint of rotting egg (H2S), but also many redeeming odours of candi sugar, caramel candy, wet hay, brown bread, port wine, orange zest, coriander seed, kahlua, bakerís yeast, biscuit, tons of honey, weeds, apple cake, some solvents (varnish). Taste starts with a vivid, sweet fruitiness (lots of raisins, pineapple, red apple, brambleberries, banana), lots of residual candi sugar, a bit cloying, with a soft, full, smooth and fluffy mouthfeel, sourish accent with relieving rather than dull effect, medium carbonation, caramelly and very slightly nutty malt backbone, tons of spicy yeastiness, starchy and very bready and slightly drying írealí spiciness (I suspect coriander seed); finishes in a full and rich caramelly malt sweetness paired with gentle, herbal hop bitterishness, a ton of yeastiness and some warming, liqueurish alcohol. In all: not bad at all, a rich and interesting ímassieveí ale indeed, just too bad for the gushing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
Light brown in colour. Aroma and flavour have a hint of spice and some candied peel. Slightly sticky and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (1104) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
33cl flesje via 8 Zaligheden, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in Leffe glas Uiterlijk: amberbruin met weinig schuim Aroma en smaak: sinaasappel, Belgisch gist, fruitig als perzik, kruidig Conclusie: zo hoort een winterbier te smaken, kruidig en fruitig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (670) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Draught at Brouwerij ít IJ, Amsterdam. Slightly hazy Amber colour, foamy off-white head. Herbal and spicy nose and taste, light but sweet malts. Light body, medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZupaKino (34) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
Stroopachtig zoet geurend, weinig schuimend. Warm, kleverig zoet, met iets van winterse specerijen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjorsvdg (218) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Een robijnrood bier met een kruidige winterse smaak. Weinig schuim. Lekker eindejaarsbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6191) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2014
Tap at Cafe Belgique, Amsterdam. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is resin hop, citrus. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a big yeast, citrus resin malt hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

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