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

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RATINGS: 295   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.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nřrrebronx, - MAY 29, 2004
Nothing much to say here... Pretty standard boring dull beer... Sweet n sour... boring finish


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (885) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a creamy, beige coloured pillow on its top. Tart, spicy nose and aroma escorted by dried fruits, caramel and citrusses underpainted gently by alcohol. Slick, syrupy mouthfeel. Tart-bitter and warming finish with herbs and spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3482) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (734) - - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (385) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Draught at Brouwerij ’t 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZupaKino (25) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
Stroopachtig zoet geurend, weinig schuimend. Warm, kleverig zoet, met iets van winterse specerijen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjorsvdg (103) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Een robijnrood bier met een kruidige winterse smaak. Weinig schuim. Lekker eindejaarsbier.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5132) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosskie (460) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Opaque brown-reddish beer with a weak head. Smell is malty warmth, with a touch of caramel, coriander, pepper and apples. Bit of leather. Taste is bitter-sour-sweet with a dominating alcoholic warmth. Rotten fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (162) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Mooi amberkleurig bier met een dunne schuimkraag. De geur van mout is overheersend, met daarachter wat kruidig en heel licht sinaasappel. De smaak is zoet met een beetje bitter, de lichtgebrande mout is proefbaar, ook de specerijen en de bitterheid van sinaasappelschil. Nasmaak is lichtbitter met wat metaal. Lekker bier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (352) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle, pours dark red with a white head. Aroma: spices, slightly alcoholic and vinous. Taste: spices, caramel, earthy, chestnut, red berries. Moderate light sweet and bitter, oily mouthfeel.


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