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


on tap

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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrefwoordPunk (833) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy yellow with a medium white head and a yeasty aroma with hints of banana. The flavor is soft, like ripe fruits (peach, banana and grapes) and yeast. Nice creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3068) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2008
Murky body of dull copper with a compact but lasting head. Lemon sweet nose, pretty full taste, smooth and mildly sweet with some coriander drying the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Pours an effervescent deep golden with a large, frothy, full-lacing white head. Lightly sweet biscuity malty nose has some lemon citrus and honey character with a touch of grassy hops. Body starts fairly full and well-carbonated with a mild sweetness and crisp, tart, lemon and orange citrus balance before a drier, earthy finish with some corainder spice. A pretty nice witbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle (Best by 3/2005) Yea, it was pretty old, but always worth a rating when you’ve never consumed it before. A golden, slightly hazy pour with a sticky white head. Oxidized suggetions in the nose, with a bisquity malt character. There’s also some honeyish sweetness and milf herbal notes. The flavor is also honeyish upfront, along with musty, oxidized cracker flavors. There’s also a hint of herbal notes in there somewhere. This bottle was really oxidized, so I’ll have to revisit this stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
Draught, Brewery tap. A generous ivory, creamy white head covers the exemplary deep cloudy golden shade. Perfumey, wildly herbal, very spicy nose bursting with cilantro, rosewater and… oregano? A weird and in your face spice blend that gives it a feel like it would match Indian good gloriously. In itself, it’s also satisfying thanks to an excellent, medium-thick, refreshing wheaty, cotton-candy reminiscent, sweet and firm body. Crunchy morning beer. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Soft effervescence. Cloudy with some typical witbier characteristics like coriander and banana. Light body. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6502) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Bottle and served in my "whole garden" tumbler. Pours a hazed golden hue with a fading fizzy head and no lace. The aroma has notes of wheat bread, honey, coriander, clove, and an overall yeasty nose. The taste does show some fruity and spicy character over the base wheat and pale malts but I found this Witbier lacking a sharpness and refreshment I desire from the style. I found hints of orange peel towards the finish. A very average beer which has merits but just does not meet expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11853) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Powerfull but not great aroma. Light bitter flavor, not as yeasty as other witts. Watery palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (6466) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2007
Draught at the brewpub.
Cloudy orange coloured (too dark for this style), big white head, yeasty fruity nose. The aroma is also very yeasty and fruity (orange, lemon, grapefruit) with pleasant spicy notes. Slight acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle @ Gollem, amsterdam One of the better whites Ive had. Right amont of banana-clove combo. Great mouthfeel. Creamy. some corinader & citus peel. Very good

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