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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


dnstone's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2112) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Hazey gold in color with strong white head. Very nice spiced clove aroma and taste. Notes: On tap at Brouwerij t Ij


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2552) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at NS tasting. Pale gold pour with thick white head. Aroma is grainy, nice spicy coriander, light orange aroma, orange zest, grassy as well, rather well hopped for a witbier. Taste is bitter and sweet, orange zest, grassy hops, light spicy finish. Palate is well carbed, maybe a tad prickly carbonation, light and refreshing yet satisfying. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (244) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle pours hazy gold with thin white head. Aroma of tart fruit, clove, floral, and caramel. Tastes is similar with fruit, clove spicyness, floral, candied fruit, and caramel. Light body with a sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lachneger (239) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Troebel witgeel bier met een wit luchtige schuimkraag. Geur licht citrus. Smaak zoet citrus met redelijk CO2, met een licht bittere nasmaak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (284) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Straw yellow bear with white foam head. Aroma of orange peel and green banana. Taste fruity and spicy. Easily drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkollMGB (5) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014 does not count
Fruity almost blonde beer. Tastes like bananas and citrus, but very very light. Has a full feel in the mouth and tingles a tiny bit. Very very fresh and light, not very bitter. Great beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JLDC (57) - NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
Colour: golden yellow, straw gold with a firm white head. Nose: wheat, bread, toast, sugar and ripe fruits. Smells a lot like a blonde beer. Flavours: Orange & lemon peel, citrus, grains (cereal). Hints of hops and candy sugar. Again suspiciously blonde... Finish: medium length, refreshing and fruity. Verdict: fine beer, but a bit too blonde to classify it as a witbier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
urobach (22) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Orange and cloudy. Head disappears quickly. Aroma of bananas, coriander. Tastes floury. Very nice Wit, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (121) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 21, 2014
Tap tasted at Brouwerij IJ on 20/03/2014. Nice balanced beer. Appearance is very nice and the taste is very weizen and some spicy. Next one please!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2974) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Dosc dobre i bardzo dobre jesli chodzi o styl wit. Ma to piwo niesamowicie wysoka i trwala piane. Metnosc na przyzwoitym poziomie. Zapach skorki pomaranczy wyrazisty. W smaku dochodzi kolendra. Wszystko wyraziste. Nie mam wiekszych zastrzezen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2014
9/III/14 - 33cl bottle from Biernavigatie (webshop, NL) @ home - BB: VII/2014 (2014-267)

Cloudy beige beer, creamy off-white head, bit adhesive, little stable. Aroma: quite floral, fruity, lots of orange peel, bit sweet. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, fruity, some almonds, citrus, grains. Aftertaste: bitter, little sour, sugary, some almonds, sweet, very yeasty, bit unpleasant.


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