Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Witbier
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5327) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
330ml bottle. Cloudy, yellow-ish golden colour with average to huge, fluffy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Sweet-ish wheaty, fruity, and spicy aroma, hints of orange, banana, a touch of brine, laurel and coriander. Taste is wheaty, fruity and spicy, lemon infused orange and banana basis, minimally peppery, herbal-spicy overtones, coriander. Well balanced, spot-on sweetness, refreshing; sadly beyond any reasonable level of sessionability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrabren (387) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 10, 2015
0.33 l bottle shared with ?omo, Dinko and Jela. Thanks Dinko. Opaque yellow. Small to medium white head. Strong flowery aroma. A bit parfumed. Medium body. Some banana. Light finish. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bornyensis (234) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2015
Nederlands Witbier, een goede kleur, weinig of geen schuimkraag. Valt nog mee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Sampled at brewery and also at another bar in Amsterdam. Pours orange with medium white head. Notes are very well balanced between coriander, and orange peel, yeast, and fruity malts. Nice medium mouthfeel. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6519) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Keg at the brewpub. Translucent yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting thin white froth. Aroma is delicate spices, orange peel and coriander seeds with doughy wheat. Flavour is composed of rounded wheat grains doughy bread, a little flabby. Orange rind and some spices, palate is wheat grains, spritzy carbonation, flabby. OK wit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandaritto (117) - LATVIA - SEP 18, 2015
Coriander + citrus. Nice, simple brew for summer @beach. Fruity, intensive aftertaste. Quite decent, well balanced brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
juffage (163) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle from work. Im not a huge wheat beer fan but this really impressed me. Maybe because it was dryer, crisper, more carbonated and more refreshing than your typical bubblegum banana wheat beer (even nice ones like Weihenstephaner I cant totally get behind). Lemony and peppery flavour, nice lasting soft bubbly soapy carbonation that lasted throughout the glass. Borderline Saison territory. Pretty solid brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlutonowyMan (216) - POLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Kolor: jasno ??ty, m?tny.G?owa jest bia?a, zbudowana z drobnych p?cherzykw.W aromacie namoczona pszenica, kolendra, do tego troch? wilgotnej piwnicy. Smak, tutaj podobnie jak w aracie wilgotna pszenica, cytryna, kolendra, minimalnie banan. Ca?o?? bardzo fajnie wywarzona, cytryna skontrowane jest lekk? s?odycz?.Goryczka lekka, delikatna i przyjemna. Wysycenie wysokie, mo?na odnie?? wra?enie, ?e piwo jest musuj?ce. Delikatnie "szczypie" w podniebienie i j?zyk.Alkohol: nie wyczuwalny, cho? jestem przekonany, ?e w upalny dzie?, zamiast orze?wia? mo?e sponiewiera?.Bardzo dobry wit, g?adki, mi?kki, pijalny.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (629) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4597) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Foamy, yelllow Witbier. Citrusy, and lemon tastes. Very smooth. Nice palate. Sour and enjoyable.

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