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


on tap

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Cloudy pale straw color with a white head. Tons of coriander on the aroma along with some citrus peel, a nice bread sweetness, and some yeast. A touch of lemon in there as well. The flavor is a bit more bread/malt forward. Some nice coriander spice flavor, a light orange peel flavor and bitterness, some straw, and yeast. Quite sweet, actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (276) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Straw yellow bear with white foam head. Aroma of orange peel and green banana. Taste fruity and spicy. Easily drinkable.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JLDC (55) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (116) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2961) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjogro (4) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
Little sour, cloudy, vague, caramel, lemon, hint of cinnamon, yeast-like, not smooth, rather wryly. Tastes like a strange mix. Its awkwardness keeps it interesting, though the flavor is not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5379) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlichem Schaum. Geruch leicht hefig, leicht fruchtig, Gewürze. Geschmack hefig würzig, leicht fruchtig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (625) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
Belgian White from the sympathetic ’t IJ brewery. Fruity and spicy (coriander) aroma. Nice and refreshing, but fairly run-of-the-mill.

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