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


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (2029) - 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 (750) - 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 (4635) - Trois-Rivičres, 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 (341) - 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 (2548) - 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 (1039) - 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 (1635) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 14, 2013
Sötétebb arany színű sör, igen ködös belsővel, amin egy igen krémes és kitartó, közepes méretű hab csücsül. Illata édeskés, fűszeres, élesztős és déligyümölcsös. Íze is intenzíven gyümölcsös, mangós, zöld almás, citrusos, élesztős, malátás, rendesen korianderes, fűszeres. Közepesen testes, kicsit sűrű, mérsékelten buborékos. Utóíze édeskés, gyümis, picit száraz. Tényleg van benne valami húsvéti beütés...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mutz (749) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2013
Troebel oranjegeel, goede kraag. Ruikt naar mout en vaag sinaasappelschil. Idem smaak. Vrij bittere droge afdronk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
On tap @ Brouwerij ’t IJ, Amsterdam. Pours hazy orange with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is yeasty, with a caramelly hoppy orange peel bitterness to it. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is quite yeasty with a good touch of citrusy hops and zesty orange peel, as well as a good heather honey sweetness. Quite nice.

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