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Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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).


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5166) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2006
Bottle at Catford Beer Fest. Wheat beer with hints of poo and shoe polish. Dry finish - very hoppy for a wheat beer. I like it. Mineral tasting. Interesting. Quite brilliant. One of the most enjoyable wheat beers I can recall drinking.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
I really like this beer. had a bottle at Gollem in Adam. Fruity sugary aroma with banana, corriander, and citurs. appearence is an off orangish yellow that is cloudy. nice flavor that is dry and sweet. nice actiove palate. great beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4352) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle from the Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam. Cloudy orange and some sediment. Huge, long-lasting head. Dandelions in the aroma and other lighter spices. Sour, herbal flavor. Earthy. I thought it was a saison. However it is classified, I like it.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scanovajr (627) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2007
On tap @ Caf Belgique, Amsterdam. Pours hazy oragnge with a small white head. Aroma is flowery, hoppy and malty. Taste is malty, spicy. Notes of bubblegum and yeast. Dry and hoppy end. Very well balanced

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2008
Bottled. Oh, this was quite a crazy beer. Pours out in a vibrant hazy orange colour with a low thick head. Big funky and yeasty aroma of white pepper, mature cheese, fresh green hops, tart oranges and herbs. Medium bodied with with dryish yeasty and funky flavour of white bread, white pepper, basil, anise, white grapes and all-spice. Dryish, funky finish of anise, all-spice, wild yeast and white bread. Fantastic.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
a blond w/ corriander... from what I hear this was a brewers mistake that was liked so well they kept doing it. Hazy dark amber coloring nearing brown w/ a tall white head. Odd aroma hints of tart fruits that I did not expect, light spicing corriander then anotehr spice I just cant pick out under all the corriander.. some sweet sugars blended w/ a light fruit.. different but nice. Nice palate full and well coated while lightly creamy. Odd again in taste like a brett to your lips w/ its dry tongue.. just lots of corriander again.. a powerful yeast taste Im told is typical to this brewery, earthy w/ breads and some sweetness... an odd fruity oily taste that I think could be juniper oil but Im not sure finishes very dry. I like this stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchMark (130) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Very nice! Could call it an ipa. Flavor is full but well balanced. Not too sweet, full flavor of yeast, malts, hops and tropical fruit. Good dry bitter finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 20, 2012
Surprisingly clear for an IJ beer (unless you pour all the yeast), but still not fully so. Amber and with a frothy head. Gummy bear, light yeast, fudge, honey and sticky fruits. A light bitter undertone with an very interesting fruity, sweaty sweetness at first, slowly fading to give way to that bitterness. Sticky mouthfeel, rich palate. Some alcohol in the back? Quite an original brew, with typical IJ yeast and a full bitterness. Whats not to like? (33cl bottle, found locally!)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeinzH (22) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bought this from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Wasnt cheap (6,30). But I like it alot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeroenhensen (186) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
Een sterk Belgisch bier, met een lichte fruitige afdronk. Lekker geniet bier mrt karakter.


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