Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Abbey Tripel
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle. Hazy, orangey amber with a small head and a bit of sediment. Fruity aroma, hinting of oranges. Flavours have the typical t IJ trademarks; fruity and spicy with strong hints of orange zest. Good carbonation and body. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Faint orangy type aroma. Cloudy butterscotch color. Thin mouthfeel with strong carbonation. Too much for a tripel. Malty and yeasty with some hints of citrus. Very subtle bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pubbe (493) - Hjbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2007
Cloudy yellow colour with creamy off-white head of long duration. Friuts, fruitacids and flowers in the powerfull aroma. Friuts and yeast in the flavor. Average rather orangy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3562) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2007
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark orange coloured tripel with fruity, honey taste. Very decent bio-beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11651) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 9, 2007
Pours a pale, muddy orange-yellow with a small creamy off white head. Lots of particles and bubbles. Aroma has lots of fruityness from the yeast, some oranges and a little honey. A little spritzy mouthfeel. More powerful taste than youd expect - not as light and fresh as the aroma. Lots of oranges in the flavour as well and generally sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5451) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
ChrisFest Pale and perfumed. Fairly dry. An attractive chalky ale - though lacking in range and depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (976) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 31, 2007
Tap at TIj, march 07. Peachy, minerally, honeish with a salty finnish. Fruity and spicy aroma. Medium MF, velvety, silk. Clear golden color with a bit thin but lasting white head. Doesnt seems to be a tripple, really swift and deceiving.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle is dated August 2002. Dunno if that was bottling or best by date, but this one is old. Upon uncapping, the aroma was detectable from a few feet away, and when I got closer it pricked the nose. Hazy golden with a smallish head, decent lacing and retention. Very huge orange/citrus aroma with lesser notes of yeast and a trace of pepper. Actually similar aroma to Orval, but not quite. Surprisingly powerful aroma, flavor is a slight step down but still good. Medium bodied, a light sweetness. Enjoyable, I wonder what a fresh sample would bring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2007
11.2 oz. bottle labelled as March 2006. Interesting, floral aroma featuring melon, cinnamon, bourbon, yellow raisin, and wheat notes. Pours a hazy, effervescent dark brass with suspended particulate and a large amount of near-white head. Produces extensive lacing. Fruit-juice-sweet flavor (orange, tangerine, apricot nectar, grape juice, apple juice). Reminiscent of a German dessert wine. Hops noticeable only in the tart finish. Medium-to-full body. Sharp and lively in the palate. Im not the biggest fan of the pale abbey-style tripels, but I found t IJ Zatte to be an interesting and welcoming, though by no means amazing, brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2007
The beer is very carbonated. The aroma is mildly fruit and floral. The taste has a definitive tropical taste with hints of mango and pineapple.

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