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

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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 Ďt IJ. It is a Ďtripelí, 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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 33cl Best by 3.05. Hazy dark gold, white head diminishes leaving a slight film. Initial aromas are nice. Yeast, citrus a bit of barnyard funk as well. Nice tripel characteristics. Flavors also nice. Fair amount of bitterness but leaning towards sweet. Fruity, lightly bitter and lightly spiced. Mouthfeel is soft and carbonation a bit low. Light bitterness in finish.Overall a decent tripel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2005
On tap at the brewery. The best place to drink this beautiful beer, with a large creamy white head. Creamy is also the word for the texture, flavor is slightly sweet, malty, fresh, citrussy and slightly sour as all IJbrews. Wonderful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2005
you can wait in a long line to get this....out the door of the windmill however, the bar staff i quick and efficient...youlll get your beer soon....and cheap. this one was one of my favs from the windmill. served almost dingy golden in color with a nice mushroom top head. huge flavorful nose of apples, bananas, spices, sweets. follows through into the palate with some wheat character and pinch of foul cheese fills your head. hmmmm?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2005
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 33 cL bottle, snifter, bottle conditioned. Hazy peach/amber body with a tall, frothy, white head. Bread, cookie, straw malts. Herbal hop aroma. Dough and leather yeast. Banana, grape, apple, vanilla, and pepper aromas. Overall, aroma is yeasty first and malty second. Cookie dough...or dough cookie, if you will. Moderate to heavy sweetness, light acidity upfront. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic in the finish. Hmm...thereís a distinct yeasty sourness throughout. Still reminds me of cookie dough. Medium-full body, creamy/soft texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: I prefer my tripels with a little less yeast and a bit more bitterness, but this is pretty damn good. Be careful at the end of the pour, this is a strong tasting yeast strain.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smoosh (535) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Bottle - yeasty, malty, a touch of citrus and spice. Deep, dirty gold colored. White, white head. A bunch of floaties! Love the floaties. A good amount of spiciness in the flavor. Long, lingering yeastiness. Nice slight fizziness. This is a good one.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4284) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2005 Many aromas and they are all good. Nutmeg, yeast, wheat, pears, and apples. Cloudy orange with a huge Duvel-like head. Flavor is complex like the aroma. Citrus, wheat, more pears, and nutmeg. Light spices I canít identify. Delicate. Smooth but not very full body. Think Tripel Karmeliet but slightly lighter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottled. Pours a cloudy light amber color. Billowy white head with a frothy lacing. Yeasty aroma with notes of stone fruits. Malty and spicy with pears, raisins and cigar flavor notes. Hops lend a bit of an understated bitterness in the end. Finishes Dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Sampled at Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel, Califonria. Pale yellow with a gigantic head of white foam. Appealing nose of light fruits (pears and apples), bubble gum, spice and yeast. Airy, light and timid body. Big bubble gum flavors with hints of papaya, pear, apples, hops and yeast. I really like Ij and their beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 11, 2004
Murky pale orange with thick white head. Yeasty citrus nose wiht malt and a sour note. Med weight with a sweetish mid palate high sparkle on the tongue and drying finish. Malt with some roasted notes and light spice all show on the palate. Not bad though not my favorite triple.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 7, 2004
An amber/orange color, hazy, with a full white head; effervescent, with full lacing and a nice film. Aroma is of pineapple, apples, pears and other fruity esters. Flavor has a sweet start and bitter finish, dry and yeasty. Palate is smooth, medium bodied with low co2. Quite one-dimensional; smells like a tripel, but the finish is surprisingly dull and bitter.


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