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


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RATINGS: 460   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 ‘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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savad (58) - Den Bosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2005
Large, frothy, lasting head. Orange medium body. Heavily hopped aroma. Feels bubblegum, grape, apple and melon. Some vanilla is also felt at first. Yet, it evaporates fast. The fruity aroma is stable. Sweet, a bit acidic. Bitter finish. The same fruits are felt in the flavor as in the aroma. Becomes more sweeter while drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2005
Draught. This beer is sticky and very unpleasant. I has the typical Dutch yeast taste which I don’t like. Very boring beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2005
Draught at Ølbaren. Cloudy yellow coloured with a small off white head. Acidic aroma with lots of fruits and spices. Fruity flavour with lots of spices. Well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 16, 2005
This bottle conditioned brew poured a medium sized head of frothy white colored fine to medium sized bubbles that left behind a hazy slightly carbonated body with fine yeast particle floaties. It had a mild malty floral aroma and a very good lacing. The mouth feel was initialy tingly and malty with a mellowing in its finish and a mild fruity aftertaste. The flavor was fruity in a flowery way with a solid malt base.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Orangey golden, very unclear with a thick, thick, rocky head. Dry and distinctly bitter, notes of malt and yeast - but not really any traces of sweetness. 120504

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
The initial taste was a nice sweetness and modest carbonation, but taste was lesser so and dry aftertaste. Foam white head on cloudy yellow-brown . Nice Belgian abbey aroma. Soft creamy mouthfeel. 8% alcohol, its there. One of Holland’s best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Bottled (BB 05/2006)
Orange hazy, small creamy head. Fruity nose (apricot, coriander). Very carbonated. Fruity: wheat, coriander and yeast. Not show much ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2005
bottle - obtained as a bonus beer from Hopdog - Thanks Steve! - poured hazy amber with a tall white head that lingers and laces quite well. Aroma is yeast,oranges, spices and a touch of honey all blended together. Flavor is much the same. Beautiful on the palate. So smooth for a triple. Balanced beautifully and no alcohol to be found in this one. Very nice tripel.. I loved it..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2005
Very hazy gold, with a long long lasting white large head. Looks brilliant, so tempting. Flavour is a wonderful blend of spices, honey and citric zest. Flavour is a similar blend, wonderful sweet honey start with a long spicy finish. Very well balanced, and alcohol completely hidden. Top stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Wasn’t expecting all that much from this brew but I was Really Impressed!
Another beer sampled while Eric was in town.

Poured a muddled light orangeish-blond body with a thick cream colored head. Fine lacing hangs from start to finish. The aroma and flavor was astoundingly complex: almost farmyard like. Great suggestions of crusty biscuits, Golden Delicious apple, pear and slices of tangerine zest. Suggestions of leather horse saddle a lite funky mustiness… some buttered biscuits….
Evokes nostalgic images of ranch life: Eating lunch on a bale of hay as I sit beneath the shade of a grand oak… I enjoy this beautiful beer from a goblet and smile in content.

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