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Brewed by Brouwerij ít IJ
Style: Belgian Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
Bottle: 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
note666 (1144) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2013
2013 - 04 - 02 330ml bottle. orange golden colour. medium, white head. dough, caramel, licorice and alcohol in aroma. bitter-sweet taste

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sic1314 (3731) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2013
Poured a hazy pale amber with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt and orange. Medium body, flavour of spice, sweet caramel malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5686) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2350) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2013
Hazy dark yellow with small white foam head. Aroma is quite bitter with some herbs. Taste is nice hoppy bitter. Long aftertaste. (Velp 201303)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draft at TíIJ. Caramel colored pour. Toffee maltiness. Coriander, orange peel, sweet. Good flavor, balanced. Nice beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - HÝrning, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
030113: Easily cloudy golden beer with a fine foam. A little strong mystical spicy yeast flavor. Special but still very exciting. Aroma of coriander.


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