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Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Abbey Tripel
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The first beer to come out of our vats, back in 1985, making it the classic beer of Brouwerij ‘t IJ. It is a ‘tripel’, the category reserved for the stronger, blonde beers in Belgian tradition. Zatte more than lives up to expectations in this respect. It is a full-bodied, golden beer with a scent of fresh fruit mingled here and there with a hint of grain. The flavour is slightly sweet, ending with a fine, dry aftertaste. A delicious beer that can be enjoyed in all seasons.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4564) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
330ml bottle @ Nurkka, Helsinki

Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of yeast, ripe fruits and earthy notes. Taste is sweetish, yeasty and ripe fruity with some stuffy notes and apricot. Finish is sweetish, yeasty and ripe fruity. Okay tripel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
04-12-2015 - Others like it better, I found it had a taste that didn’t go well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3767) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
On bottle in Amsterdam. Hazy golden orange color, ok foam. Medium/ Hugh aroma intensity ; fruity, light citrus and honey- ok yeast influence. Medium/ full body & complexity . Some sweetness , but balances well. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (244) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Bijzondere tripel van ’t IJ. Hij ruikt wat vreemd, een geur die ik niet kan omschrijven. Maar de smaak is heerlijk. Lichte citrustonen, gist, brood en hooi. Een combinatie die in het glas prachtig werkt. Een heerlijke Amsterdamse tripel. En laat je niet op het verkeerde been zetten door wat je ruikt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
metalspice (241) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
Lyst og uklart med høyt skum. Lukter frukt og brøddeig. Smaken er fruktig med hint av karamell, nøtter og vanilje. Fin og fyldig avslutning.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1467) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
6.11.2014. Hazy yellow beer. Slightly sweet spicy, fruity aroma. Taste has lemon, spices, yeast, some nice sweetness, quite refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5680) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2015
On tap at Arendsnest
Clear straw golden with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and floral. Taste is malty and cereal
Ok

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4960) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015
330 ml. bottle drank @ De Gollem. Hazy dark sparkling orange with a big white head & nice lacing. Totally murky brown once I added the yeast. Nose is some sweetish grapefruit with a big quite BE ester profile, grain alcohol pear. Taste is weird grainy very sweet esters, alcoholic pear, grain genever, alcohol, huge esters, huge floral bitter esters, alcoholic ester pear,… Boozy & effervescent body. Harsh & too BE in all the wrong way, huge harsh unpleasant boozy esters, little else to say.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (244) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle. Honey color, modest foam head. Aroma: Pilsener, lemon, hint of seaweed, hint of fresh grains. It starts to shine in the taste, which borders ipa sweetness without the exotic fruit. Leans more towards orange, orange zest, apple juice, white wine. Sour lacing, sweet aftertaste. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (235) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden colour with no head. A banana bread and orange aroma. A strong wheat taste that quickly gives way to a bitter, strong alcohol taste.


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