Abijen (1336) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden orange beer. Smells a bit sweet. Fruity. The taste is nice. A bit sweet and a bit bitter. Nothing to special.
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml, at home. Poured into a tulip. ABV 7%.
Very deep orange colour, hazy, with bits and pieces floating in it. A bit taller than one finger head, white in colour, with average retention and no lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is yeasty, with fruit notes and sugars.
Taste follows the aroma, quite fruity, a bit of yeast, nice mild hoppy bitterness.
Medium body, carbonation just a bit above average. Good dryness on the palate.
Overall, quite nice and enjoyable.
Countbeer (4303) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized, lively and fairly quick changing creamy off white foamy head. Changes into a closed thin lacing on top of a hazy orange colored beer.
Aromas of bread, malts, gass, manure, porridge, grains, glue and cleaner.
Flavours of malts, cream, spices, bread, dough, some creamy spices, some (malty) bitters, some plant extracts.
Aftertaste is malty, floral, bitter and a bit herbal.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture.
Not quite balanced and thereís some strange bitter and spice tones that make it a bit less interesting.
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 - 04 - 02 330ml bottle. orange golden colour. medium, white head. dough, caramel, licorice and alcohol in aroma. bitter-sweet taste
PotjeBier (1584) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Of course Iíve been drinking this since 1986...but not in recent years. Now that the quality of ít IJ beers seems to be back on track itís time again. Amber hazy color. Firm off white head with good retention. Aromaís: caramel, fruity, yeasty, biscuits and spices. Malty sweetness and some tart fruits retronasal. Flavor is only lightly sweet, fruity. Medium bodied. Finishes with a subtle bitterness. Almost like the old days.
sic1314 (3051) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a hazy pale amber with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt and orange. Medium body, flavour of spice, sweet caramel malt.
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Locus Publicus, Delft. Pours hazy light orange with an off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, light spice and fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear yellow/orange colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of fruits like citrus. Some hops with spices. The taste of sharp malt, with fruits and some hop. The aftertaste is sweet, some spices and bitter notes.
vipinvelp (2048) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark yellow with small white foam head. Aroma is quite bitter with some herbs. Taste is nice hoppy bitter. Long aftertaste. (Velp 201303)
lusikka (5955) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ ít IJ brewpub, Amsterdam. Rated on 25.2.2013.
Pours a hazy orange amber colour with a white creamy head. Aroma of sweetish malts, caramel and grassy hops. Flavour of sweetish malts, strong fresh bitterness, sour berries, caramel and mellow honey-like notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a mellow, sweet and quite bitter finish. So fresh, so clean.