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Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Formerly called ’t IJ Scharrel IJwit A full-bodied, Amsterdam wheat beer that is dangerously ‘moreish’. Slightly cloudy, it has a beautiful golden colour and a soft, foamy head. When we brew IJwit, we use wheat malt as well as barley malt, which is also how the beer gets its name. The wheat malt gives the beer a delightful, fresh flavour, and the addition of coriander and lemon during the brewing process produces a rich aroma of banana, citrus and spices. Topped off by a fine, slightly sweet aftertaste, IJwit is a delicious thirst-quencher.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (285) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 7, 2014
On tap at the taphouse. Yellow color, clear, white head. Spicy aromas, lemon, coriander,. yeast. Taste is semi-sweet, a little weak compared to the nose. Again some spices, some lemon and coriander, yeasty notes. Sticky aftertaste, sweet. Medium body with medium carbonation. A nice wit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3452) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
At BAF . Pours unclear, light yellow. Small white head . Smell is lemon-ish . Taste is funky, bit bitter, very zesty . Some orangepeel, some lemon . OK

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3542) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes a cloudy light gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, and spice. Taste is citrus, yeast, wheat, and spice. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4629) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Hazy pale golden color with a nice white head. Fresh moderate wheat, coriander and citrus aroma. Fruity, coriander, citric and fresh wheat sweetness in the flavour. Outstanding!
[Bottle from Berts bierhuis in Utrecht, Holland]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4129)
- Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Sampled draft @ BAF 2014. Thank you! Hazy citrus, white head. Yeast, banana, coriander, sugar nose. Taste is sugar, BE yeast, quite fizzy, thick yeast, coriander. Okay but quite dull.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamnowek (136) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Surprisingly strong for something so crisp and refreshing, though with enough bitterness to balance it in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2060) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
Tasted as Scharrel IJwit, with ABV 7%. ’Tarwedubbel’ from this renowned Amsterdam brewery, with a thick, cream white, rocky head and golden blonde colour, clear at first but cloudy with deposit. Aroma nicely perfumed with delicate aromatic hops, spices (but not so much the eternal coriander), citrus peel, sourish wheat and peachy and apply fruitiness. Soft fruity taste, sweetish, bit bready malts, bit sourish wheat, gentle spiciness and herbal hoppy finish, gentle as expected from a wheat beer. Very tasteful.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2313) - FINLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Yellow hazy. Wit-y yeastyness, citrus, sour oranges, zest on nose, really nice feel. Sort of thick body for a wit. Wheaty malty, but in balance. Wheat, wit-y yeasty notes, some hay citrus. Decent. Big for a wit, but nicely executed.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoNm (577) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color, topped with decent white head. The aroma is mild but you can easily point some wheat, some yeasty smell and some spices. The taste is sweet and spicy, with some yeasty addition as well. Not my favourite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (823) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle order from Beautiful Beers online. Drunk at home on a hot Saturday evening. The strength of this beer is 7%, not 6.5%. Gorgeous gold, cloudy, with a medium-sized white head. There it the normal witbier clove/herb on the nose, but also caramel/toast malt, as well as a gorgeous yeasty note. Lovely taste as well: a warming spicy sweetness with a hint of bitterness in the finish. You can certainly taste the alcohol. This is a lovely beer from a cool brewery.


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