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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (606) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
Beautiful golden hay colour, lightly opaque and with lots of column bubblies on the surface. Smell is lightly citric with cereals, white pepper and a touch of coriander. Some very subtle alcoholic fruitiness. Taste is bitter sweet. Citric with a light cherry sweetness. Very refreshing with a nice fizz. Finish is astringent but fruity. Well balanced. Slight sourness, typical of ’t Ij.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3977) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Foamy, yelllow Witbier. Citrusy, and lemon tastes. Very smooth. Nice palate. Sour and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1265) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle from somewhere in Amsterdam. Was a great beer on a hot summer day, light yellow pour. Sweet, little bit of lemon, certainly some sort of citrus but still the classic banana flavor you’d expect. Surprisingly high alcohol content. I liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1378) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
330ml bottle, pours clear gold with white lace, aroma is light caramel malts, coriander, orange peel, floral hop. Light bodied, slightly oily, finish is light bitterness with a sweet and spicy aftertaste. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (841) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 5, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of coriander and spice. Bitter finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LomYst (641) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2015
belgisch aandoend witbier met veel koriander, ietwat voller/dikker dan verwacht... geslaagd witbier

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (542) - SPAIN - AUG 2, 2015
Hazy yellow colour, small head that fades soon,. leaving some lace. Smell is very faint, some tones of spices, banana, coriander. Medium to full palate. Taste has a noticeable citric tone that is not present in the smell. Spices, banana, coriander, clove. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2185) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Smak och doft av humle, vete, koriander i mängder, örter med toner av banan, citrus och citron. En aning kvalmig av för mycket koriander. Fin sötma och beska.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3740) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle from saveur-biere: Aroma is a bit shy with fruitiness, spices, some banana. Very hazy, pale yellow color, small white head. Well balanced flavor with oranges, banana, spices, pepper, coriander, herbal hops. More hopped the common witbeers, quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Gelb, pilsig, trüb. In der NAse süßlich, biskuit, Weizennoten, Würzig, Nelke, Zitrus, helle Früchte. Am Gaumen Süße, Würtze, minimal herb, Zitrusaroma, Nelke, Banane, erfrischend süffig.


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