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


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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.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2006
Dark yellow colored, cloudy appearance. Medium sized white head. Again this fine traditional TíIj-aroma: rich dryness with hops and obvious yeast, fruits, apple, lemon and spices also there. Medium bodied. Even better flavor with orange, strong yeast, apple and hops. Crispy palated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3915) - - NOV 11, 2006
sweet citrus aroma. cloudy yellow with a medium sized white head. woody, olive flavors mixed with a tripel. not digginí this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2006
33 cL. Bottle. It pours a medium pale color with a white head and slick lacing. The nose has fresh fruit and malt aromas. The flavor is spicy, and full of malt but also with a tart acidy finish. It has a nice dry and crisp mouthfeel. Very well done beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, and spices. The flavor is fruit, alcohol, citrus, and spice. Great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nugget (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Pours golden colored with lasting effervescence. Sediment begins flowing out of the bottle after pouring about six ounces. The chunks just hang out in the glass like bubble tea. Smells pretty light and sugary. Tastes malty sweet with the slightest tang and a decent hop finish. I would only drink this again if someone bought it for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ALLOVATE (2547) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
Errr, ugh, what happened. I only got to try three of the ít Ij brews and they started good but then plummeted with each succession. This I couldnít stomach. I suspected yeast infection but the taste was distinct and not related to top fermenting yeastís by-products. Yes, well, poured a cloudy, even muddy gold with, what was noticeable, very very fine streams of slow to release carbonation. Head rose, a rocky thick pad of beige foam that laced well. Nutty (peanut butter, Nutellaô maybe) aroma with some dank, stale white wine, dank wood, sweaty sock and a little ítoo late to be pickedí fruit (I tasted this two months ago, my notes ramble the aroma and flavour, with much profanity, so Iíll keep it simple). Tart, puckering and astringent as the first mouthful enters and exits. A little sweetness dwells upfront. Dry in back, harsh, solventy. Heavily yeasty, soggy carpet here, dank, unclean, with a severe irreversible nutty edge. Higher alcohols play, as they will, this leaked raw alcohol especially at the swallow where it abetted notes of hazelnut praline, used band-aids and plasticine. What happened here. My notes were very long for this one yet I may be barred from using such comments on the site. Bad sample? my point of view? Or just a laxed Tripel? Not my thing!! (33cL, No.20, Intíl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Hazy golden color,nice off white head that had a good hang time then faded leaving a slight lace behind.The aroma was fruity with some good hints of citrus and light malt with maybe a slight sweet side voming through.The flavor was sweet and malty with a good citrusy side coming through to go along with a sort of heavy feeling on the pallate,i also detect a sort of metallic side in the finish but itís not something that detracts from the over all flavor or experience of the brew.Very nice and well worth trying again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 Bottle. Medium white head upon a hazy golden/orange body. Fresh acidic fruit aromas; oranges, green apples and dried fruits. Flavor is sweet and fruity with yeast and spices. Nice long acidic/bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Smooth mothfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours hazy golden with a 2 finger thick white head with good retention. Aroma of fruit (almost lambic -like), citrus, belgian yeast and spices. The flavor is fruit, spices, yeast, some bitterness, and a small alcohol kick. Good body, good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8817) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
33 cl bottle. Slightly cloudy orange-yellow beer with a thick pillowy white head that lasts to the end of the bottle. Aroma is very spicy with notes of apricot, bread and honey. Flavour also shows a lovely bready complexity backing up peach, cinnamon and clove. A kiss of plummy flavour as well as the lighter fruity notes, apricot/peach, wheaty spice and a fairly full creamy body. Finishes slightly herbal with a lingering floral hop note over everything. Lovely brew.

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