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Brewed by Brouwerij ít IJ
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly called ít IJ Scharrel IJwit A full-bodied, Amsterdam wheat beer that is dangerously Ďmoreishí. 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eelco (41) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
A hazy golden beer with a bubbly white head. Nose is quite spicy as expected. Taste is clove, citrus, mostly spicy. Decent but not outstanding witbier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2178) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Tasty beer, especially for the style. Yeasty body of barley and wheat, combined with a spicy and fruity flavor. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1237) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Heldere citroengele kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, zoetig, mout. Smaakt, fruitig, hop. Iets bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2758) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
On tap @ ít IJ. Slightly hazy/cloudy bright golden with a small persistent white head and little lacing. Taste is dominated by coriander, but itís not disturbing (often, I donít like when the coriander take too much place is a Wit). Thereís also lemony notes, fresh cereals, banana and minty notes. Taste is also of coriander, but thereís more lemon and citrus zest than in the aroma. Banana is present there too, with cereals and banana notes. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth finish. Well constructed Witbier with enough cereals presence to balance the coriander. The nice subtle lemon/orange zest touch help the drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3399) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
(backlog) Draft. Golden hazy pour with white head. Creamy bold light wheat, citrus and lemon aromas and flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnybgoodie (15) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Pour golden and hazy in a tulip glass, small head that persists quite well. Aromas of coriander, yeast, spices, banana. Tastes like orange zest, bit sweet, little bitterness. Palata is really smooth with sweet, fresh and malty aftertaste. One of the best witbiers Iíve drunk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (875) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours hazy yellow with white head.
Aroma banana, yeast, citrus, some spice.
Taste nice spicy bitter, banana sweet finish.
Mouthfeel bit creamy.
Nice Wit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koning_Daan (118) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy goldrn with thin head. Very pleasant fruity aroma. Taste of citrus, banana. Nice smooth refreshing drink.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (696) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy yellow buttery color, good creamy white head, mostly diminishing, thin layer remains; aroma of wheat, coriander, some banana, floral hops; smooth light sweet and slightly sour taste; medium body, oily texture, good carbonation; in the finish some lingering bitter notes are added to the sweetsour taste. Not a real witbeer but somewhere in between that and a weizen but a nice beer anyway.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (586) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Clear golden with small white head. Quite fruity, (peachy and lemon) fresh dough, medium sweet with slight spicy bitterness in the finish. Quite creamy feel with full carbonation.


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