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

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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy glden with a big fuzzy rather short lasting head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, spices and some citrus. Good champagnish mouthfeel. The flavour has a soft sweetness with plenty of wheat and some yeast, spices, some citrus and coriander. Spiced wheaty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11285) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2007
bottle, 330ml, at Falstaff Cafe, Maastricht. Clouded gold with slight head. Lemony, acidic with spices, cloves and corriander is my guess, plus a touch of aniseed. Somewhat overspiced for me but I can see the merits of the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7732) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2007
Bottle. Simply beautiful snow whit high and creamy good-looking and what ever els I can say of this head. I love it. Body though is more standard hazy orange. Lomon orang e acidic aroma. I am not sure but I think there is a bit of coiander as well. Lemon coriander flavor with a relatively high carbonation and a nice long aftertaste. Wonder how the Duch people feel about having their beers beers described as Belgian.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 bottle indicates march 05 (so 2+ yrs old). pours a cloudy deep amber. head is there but must be coaxed out, and fades quickly. aroma is like a caramel apple, with some bread and yeast in the back. full, luscious body, with lots of caramelized, toasty malts. spice is evident, coriander, some citrus twinge, and a really excellent finish: still plenty of malty fruit, but dry enough that you don’t remember the big malty body. slight acidity helps here alot. really good stuff, this. Tasted again at the brewery, on tap: pale gold. sweet caramel up front that doesn’t go away. not dry enough, and the spices and booze can’t mask it. not good. Leaving the original rating in case this is just one that is better aged.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2007
Draught at the t’IJ brewpub. Deep almost bright golden color. Fruity and lemony aroma. Thick and malty flavor with pepper, phenols, coriander and some sourness. Sweet, spicy and lemony finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11434) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours quite hazy brownish yellow with a BIG bubbly head (coming over the sides of the glass) that settles as a few mm thick - still bubbly cover. Aroma is a little stingy - some lemons, ginger, coriander and cloves. Mouthfeel is a little fizzy. Flavour is mildly sour and citric with a clear yeast presence. Finish is a little spicy dry - a clear ginger presence, perhaps a little vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (12306) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Slightly sour aroma - maybe citrus, definitely yeast and probably clove. Orange tinged gold color with a white head that filmed very quickly. Quite fizzy, but it does not bite. Not thin bodied, but not too substantial either. A very slight touch of sour. The flavors might include orange oil, clove, coriander, yeast and bready malt. The finish definitely calls orange oil to mind. Nice bitter to the finish. Really good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Pours to a hazy light caramel body with a foamy white head. The aroma is a light bready wheat. Light cloves and ginger. The flavor is wheat bread, light banana, light clove, and lemon zest. Perhaps a dash of Curacao oranges. The palate is carbonated and lightly tart.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a big foamy white head. Looks very inviting. Smells os some sour and funk with good wheat characters as well. Kind of spicy as well. The taste is really refreshing with some light tartness, spices, wheat, and yeast. Good amount of citrus inthere as well. Some coriander or nutmeg give this beer a little zing to it especially in the finish. Very flavorful beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Lightly hazy gold. Ginormous, airy, white head. Aroma of big time citrus zest, corriander, crisp grains, and lightly funky yeast. Flavor adds light colored fruits, a small dose of floral hops, and more pronounced wheat. Medium/light body, well carbonated. Finish is dry and a little tart. Solid. One of my favorite breweries.


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