Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Heller Bock
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our bokbier for Easter; not too sweet, thereby producing a fine flavour. The flavour and aromas give a nicely balanced mix of fruit, coriander, yeast and hops. An enjoyable combination in which the bitter element gets an additional boost from the lightly roasted malt. The aftertaste is slightly sparkling, with a long-lasting, fresh, sweet flavour. An excellent beer for celebrating the arrival of spring!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
morrizzzzz (1) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
Zoals het t IJ betaamd. Een fris lentebiertje met n vleugje trippel en n hint naar de zomer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6767) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
(Draught at ’t IJ, Amsterdam, 28 Feb 2014) Hazy golden amber colour with dense, off-white head. Malty, fruity, spicy nose with notes of dried fruit, citrus, orange peel and spicy hops. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, orange peel, apricots, a touch of clove, toast and a certain spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Spicy and tasty. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
At the brewery: Pours a murky golden/brown with an off-white head. Aroma is hoppy in the sense that hops are plant matter and this smells like plant matter. Also, there is some booze in there as it warms up, which was strange considering the relatively low alcohol. Taste is floral hops. There are somewhat darkish malts. Moderate aftertaste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (1195) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
Slightly hazy amber with medium white head. Yeasty, light roasted malts, coriander, hint of cloves. Strong vegetal notes of green beans and unripe fruit. Bittersweet with medium body and slightly watery feel. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (464) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle, month past best before date. Pours murky amber, foaming off white head. Fruity, spicy, warming alcoholic aroma. Fairly sweet taste, raisins, pineapple, honey, herbs, with a nice bitter. Perhaps not special, but a tasty, well balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3936) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle from the Bierkoning, released at the same time as the first flowers in Hilversum. Dark hazy gold - amber pour with thick creamy, just ever so yellowish white head. Aroma is spicy, quite yeasty, dried grass clippings, fruity notes, perfumy floral alcohol notes as well. Taste is malty, quite spicy, yeasty with a fair amount of alcohol flavors poking through as well. Palate is full bodied, a bit sweet with good carbonation. Heavy belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sureshpa (312) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
Aroma: Dough, cheese, little citrus, earthy, grass Appearance: Gold, amber, lot of little yeast in there, very soft carbonation, clear white big bubble frothy head, slowly disappearing, medium lace Taste: Grass, spruce, dough, soft carbonation, hint of oranges, minimal cheesy ending

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ShivanDragon (2017) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
donker amber met witte kraag
aroma: pilsmoutig, zoet
smaken: zwak zoet, redelijk bitter, matig van sterkte, matig gemout, matig kruidig, medium body, dun iets prikkelende co2, afdronk wat hoppig en kruidig. bittertje is aanwezig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SVD (743) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
33CL bottle at home, dark orange beer with a white head, aroma is a bit hoppy, taste is the same, light bitter/sour, medium/high carbo, drinkable but nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (1179) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
0,33l fles, meerdere malen gedronken. Licht troebel gouden bier, met een hopbittertje, een zoetje en een zuurtje. Een allemansvriend die nergens in uitblinkt. Geen verkeerd bier maar ook geen hoogvlieger.

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