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’t IJ Speciale Vlo

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Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A prize-winning beer that we brew specially for De Bierkoning. The fruity, bitter hops and lightly roasted malt complement each other perfectly in this light brown beer. These flavours are accentuated with a little coriander to produce a full aroma of flowers, citrus and a hint of caramel. An irresistible beer that was crowned in the Brussels Beer Challenge with a silver medal in the Herb & Spice category.

Vlo stands for Vodden, Lompen en Ongeregeld (translates a bit as rags, bags and bums).


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1232) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
0,33l fles. Amber met een fijne crème kraag. Aroma met gist en banaan En Perzik. Smaak is zoet met caramel, bitterlemmon en grapefruit. Volle Body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2269) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
On tap. Pours a clear light mahogany with light head. Aromas of marmalade, spice, and dried bananas. Flavors of dark fruity esters, resin, bitter spice and toast. Quite bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1943) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
From 1993 notes. 33 cl bottle. Copper/amber color. Aroma’s: fruit, hopbitter, light malt. Flavor is mild, light sweet, light bitter. Medium bodied. Long hopbitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1091) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear dark amber, small one finger frothy off-white head, recedes slowly, thick layer remains, good lacing; sweet malty aroma, caramel, some banana, yeast, lemon grass, cinnamon; taste medium bitter and light sweet, caramel, roasted malt notes; medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, dry bitter aftertaste, strong herbal notes in the finish; very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
bottle at home, poured a cloudy amber colour with a off head. caramel sweetness, malts, overiped apples, plums, yeast, raisins, cloves, bit of a pepper hint in the finish, ok beer...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZodiacM (254) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Amberkleurig bier met mooie schuimkraag. Eerste smaak die opvalt is de hoppige grassmaak, bitter, moutig en tonen van gedroogd fruit. In de geur komt vooral de mout en het fruit naar boven. De nasmaak is vooral bitter met gras. Lekker bier!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5814) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
330ml Bottle - Amber with a slight haze. Peach, spice and apricot in the aroma. Fruity and moderately hoppy taste with notes of lemon, caramel, peach and dried apricot.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (483) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
Has somewhat an amber-like appearance and aromas. A very nice beer full of aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 16, 2014
bottle from beergeek in prague. dark amber with a fluffy off-white head; aroma of kiwi fruit and grass; light caramel notes, faint coriander, synthetic watermelon. decent enough

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Clear warm golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, caramel, sweet malts, some mint notes, light spicy. Light bitter flavour, straw, light spicy. Spicy bitter finish, caramel, ripe fruits.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)


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