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Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
After the ‘Zatte’, this is the oldest beer from Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Natte is classed as a ‘dubbel’, a Belgian category of smooth, dark beers. Because we partly use dark malt, Natte has a reddish-brown colour and a smooth, roasted flavour with earthy tones of brown sugar, nuts and plums. Completed with slightly bitter hops, this is a nicely balanced beer and one of the brewery’s classics.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with orange hue. Beautifull off-white head of medium duration. It has a very powerful aroma of fruit and yeast. Nice acidity in the fruity aroma. Average finish - but where is the hops?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3378) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2007
Bottle 0,33ltr: Great Amsterdam-Dubbel dark brown coloured with some fruity- raisin taste and well bitter ending.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2007
I was impressed with this Dutch version of a Belgian Dark Strong. It’s a little darker and not quite as strong, but the strong raisin and burned sugar aromas come up from the tan head and warm the nostrils. Oxidization is evident right up front. Every beer I have had from ’t IJ has been oxidized, so it has to be planned.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle dated Sept 2002. Cloudy reddish brown, moderate head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is raisin, dark sugars, hint of chocolate, some spiced funk. Flavor brings this, medium to light body and slightly oxidized. Fairly tart, don’t know if that’s because of the age or not. Overall it just wasn’t that enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 9, 2007
Bottle: Deep rusty amber with visible proteins floating around, topped by a creamy, but fading off-white head. Somewhat tart aroma for a Dubbel. Nice Belgian character, with a plummy fruityness, apple skin, orange peel notes, dark caramel malt; appetizing. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavor has a light tartness upfront. Fruity, plummy notes, candied granny smith apples, light orange peel, musty wood-like notes, subtle roastyness, caramel malt, slightly oxidized, with a zingy, slightly spicy finish; along with subtle roasted toffee notes. A unique and intersting Dubbel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (908) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 5, 2007
Tap a T´Ij, march 07. Pretty nice, raisiny, spicy aroma with a fruity touch. Taste is spicy, malty and a somewhat wine like finnish. Medium MF, filling and warming and a nutty ending. Appareance is chestnut copper with some rubby hues and a dense, creamy white head. Nice, easygoing amber ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Fynske Øldage 2005, Odense. Dark amber with a nice head. the aroma makes me think of cheese, but I also get notes of dark fruit, caramel and sweetness. the flavour is sweet, very sweet. It has notes of roasted malt, candy sugar, caramel, fruit, berries and is full-bodied. It’s not a bad one, but it doesn’t make my hands clap either...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5098) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle. Hazy, orangey amber with a big yellowish head that left nice lacing. Great fruity aroma, that is vinous and spicy at the same time. Spicy flavours, fruit, even a bit of chocolate, nice bitter finish. ’t IJ does not let you down.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5728) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. The beer is quite clear reddish brown when poured, a slight haziness may occur if the sediment is disturbed in the end, decent head. LOVELY aroma with intense fruity and vinous notes, spices are very much present too. The flavour is also fruity and spicy but not very powerful, hints of caramel. Moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness. A slightly salty finish. Light bodied, the ABV is well hidden. Easy drinking. The aftertaste is not remarkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8741) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 3/2/2007
33 cl bottle at The Rover, Göteborg
Cloudy brown color, tan head. Metallic, slightly fruity but also sweet malty scent. Sweet phenolic and sugary taste. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet aftertaste. Medium bitterness.
6/3/7/3/12=3.0

Second rating
Bottle 33 cl on April 25, 2013, thanks to Ingo!
Clear copper oxide color, yellow to teal head. Sweet, malty, some vegetable, to the pilsner side scent. Malty, sweet, fruity, minerals taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
6/4/7/3/13=3.3


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