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


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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 (Bottled, too cold) Very hazy darkish amber with a small head and big yeast clumps. Sourish aroma of cloves and green apple with light dried fruitiness. Anise-spicy, sourish-malty, yeasty and flowery flavor with some fermented strawberries and a dry, mildly bitter finish. Medium-bodied palate with smooth carbonation. A pleasant, light and flowery, somewhat Orvaly (although not as strong) brew. (Bottled, was 6-4-7-4-13=3.4) Dark brown color, small head. Sour, yeasty aroma. Malty, nutty, sourish flavor. Medium-bodied, somewhat carbonated, sour palate. Strange as a dubbel, but quite ok as a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2004
Russet brown hue with initial large frothy head which faded into a nice ring, some lacing. The aroma hints of caramel and toffee notes, floral, berry and lemon, earthy yeast esters and some phenols. The taste starts twangy and sweet combination with a woody finish. Undertones of flowers, hay, and pepper. The finish is a muddled mix of malts and yeast and seems to not display much complexity. The mouthfeel is lively and crisp and not as thin as the Zatte. While not a strong as some of its stable mates, the alcohol seems more pronounced in this beer. Has a double style, it lacks the complexity I hoped for, still is quaffable enough for a try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
Nat in Dutch means wet. I believe the addition of "te" at the end makes it mean wetty which, leads me to believe that there is a play on words here alluding to Natte meaning naughty. I have great admiration for the Brouwerij t'IJ and their ability to vary their styles with only the subtlest changes in alcohol and malts. Natte is 6.5% alcohol, amber in color, and very dinkable. I can see where this beer might make someone naughty or get them wet. The aroma is mild and earthy just as the aroma of the sea outside the brewery. The predominate flavor is of roasted malts, which also lends the wonderful amber color. Good clean crisp finish. Way too easy to drink for a beer that is 6.5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2004
A ton of Indian cuisine spices in aroma - cumin, curry, pepper and woody saffron. Flat body, dry and full of cedar set against a solid malt backdrop. Very solid palate for the amount of alcohol. Thick, lasting lacing. Would be a perfect accompaniment to a hearty beef dish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
Amber color; generous creamy head. Simle aroma: malt, caramel, liquorice; dry. Reasonable Dubbel, enough malt; some caramel and light liquorice; too much oxydized. Thanks Jacob (Lövenlund) for this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2004
11.2 oz capped bottle [Bottled Nov. 2002 - opened Feb. 2004]: Red orange hue turns cloudy and murky. . . Thick cream floats on top and reminds me of melted ice cream. Musty cherry aroma with some floral and bitter plum accents. Moist palate with nicely rounded flavours: red delicious apples, sugary bubblegum, lemon grass and pepper. Finish was fairly bland and short and a little disappointing after a nice aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Cloudy brown pour with sweet and fruity aroma. Nice fruity malty taste and somewhat bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
cloudy, even muddy to say the least..brown!...darkish brown solid sheet of head...musty aroma with some cardboard notes..and maybe some chocolate, brown sugar, and caramel...astringent palate of plasticy caramel malt...plasticy bitterness...sweet but wierd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2003
a medium-brownish color with an adequate beige head..mostly lasting. aroma is very spicy and also has a hint of citrus and poo. flavor is spice and citrus. not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Medium brown color with a funny little sprinkled nutmeg head. Sour nose, but only slightly tangy on the sides of the tongue. Some nutty flavors, but mostly a fizzy explosion. It's difficult to grasp a taste because it's so overly fizzy that it just sort of stings.

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