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

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2006
(Bottled) Opaque orange color with a smallish head. Soapy-lemony, very spicy ginger aroma with yeast. Acidic-lemony, slightly alcoholic flavor with quite De Dolle -like yeastiness and strong ginger hints. Light to medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing - although a bit alcoholic - palate with smooth carbonation. A nice, gingery terrace drink.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dkoonce (911) - Peoples Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Cloudy light gold, with a fairly large head. Recommended by the barkeep as a good beer for the rather hot day. Very fruity smelling. The body was very light with a taste of lemons and wheat. This beer is very smooth and fresh. Im not sure if the bottle would be as good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Almost went all day without a beer. Got a lot of stuff done so i thought I would pass myself to the land of dreams with beer. Bottle poured into a Bodum small coffee glass (hey its glass). Pours a dark glowing yellow. Cannot see through the beer. Head was pretty big but dissipated quickly. Very loud too, dont think I ever heard a beer make so much noise (like fresh opened soda). Aroma is present - candi sweetness mixed with a charcoal-like cooked meat background. Effervescent orange aroma as well. Taste is very unique for a wit, as eaglefan stated below, this realy is a different type of wit. Taste has a strong muted orange taste followed by a grainy flavor. Aftertaste is grainy sweet fruit. Despite the over-caronated look of the beer, the mouthfeel was really pleasant, not poppy like most wits. This is also one of the stronger Wits I have encounters and which is not at all present in the beer. I give this beer a few more points for creativity. Everything they make is really good. As it warms (and with the sediment) the taste becomes a mix of orange candy sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
An odd take on the wit style, although this brewer does its own thing across the board. Pour was cloudy golden yellow-orange with a small head that remained thin and only yielded minor lacing. The aroma was wheaty and of light spicing, as well as honey. The flavor featured no floral aspects, underplayed coriander/spicing, and some typical orange flavors. The honey was definitely detectable in the flavor before it warmed and the citrus/orange notes took over with temperature - along with some pretty wheaty flavors. Mouthfeel was light bodied and watery, although this managed to finish with a little sweet/stickiness. Odd, not a classic best, not worth the price, but an interesting experience.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 Draft glass
Consumed at t IJ, Amsterdam, May 2006

Orange and bronze color, cloudy but only slightly. Beautifully foamy fine-bubbled head. Sweet, yeasty biscuit aroma. Semi-tart peach rind and syrupy candy sugar flavor, along with some grapefruit sourness and orange flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2006
Very hazy yellow/golden color. Large white head. Aroma is citrus, yeasty and wheat. Flavor is thick. Smooth sweetness from the citrus and yeast. Nice white, but maybe a little too thick.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and fruit. Flavor is smooth, sweet, citrus, fruit, and wheat. i enjoyed this brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and yeast. Flavor is smooth, wheat, spices, sweetness, and citrus. good body, good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quinten (1039) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2006
Cloudy, dark colden color, with a fully weizen aroma,...like paulaner, again a suprice, the first good het ij rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4702) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2006
Tap @ In de Wildeman in Amsterdam. Excellent, slightly vinous Belgian wit. Cloudy orange with lost of yeast, citrus, and probably some coriander. Sweet. Different. Strong.


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