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

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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Bottle. Onder De Ooiver, Amsterdam. Blonde, fruity sweet malts with pleasant yeast. Hints of chalk in finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Cloudy golden with large white head. Slightly sour aroma with notes of wood, barnyard and grapefruit. Sweet flavor with sour notes, wood, yeast and a dry finish. Reminds me of a mild geuze strangely enoughÖ

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours slight hazy orange with a huge white head. Yeasty and light caramelish aroma. Brett-ish sweet towards woody dry aroma. Light citric flavour with a nice malt sweetness and caramel flavour. Dry brett-ish finish with a light wood note.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2008
Dark amber colour, thin head, citrus aroma, grainy base and smell, little bitter. Natural fresh brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle courtesy of sonah. Pours amber with a nice white head. Smells of sweet malt, sugar, citrus, some tarte undertones. Tastes of dry malt with some nice orange undertones, pepper, apples, lots of malt character. Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied. Finish yields some hints of straw and hay. I really enjoy this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2008
2nd Brewery 07-08 Beer Road Trip with Bikesandbeer, 12/31/07 @ The Brewery with Alan Sprints. Alan was nice enough to give Kevin, Kevinís Girlfriend Jessi a private tour and tasting on New Yearís Eve 07. Bottle form Alanís Personal Cellar after Kevin was talking about living in the Netherlands Alan went around back and rooted out a 1996 vintage of this brew and damn it was tastey. Pours yellow bubbly with a 1 finger bubbly head. Nose had a huge yeast character. Taste was alsmost Greg like sweet, yeasty, light and all in all a damn fine Tripel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Huge thanks to SoLan who sent this as a bonus in a trade. Cloudy orangey/yellow, white head. Nose is lemon pineapple bretty goodness. Reminds me of a candy I used to like that was called Tart & Tinyís. Awesome malt & yeast notes. Flavor is more of that tart & tiny, pineapple, yeast & light spicing (none of which I can zero in on.) A bit more yeast and breadiness in the finish. Extremely smooth body. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (958) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy golden with a medium white head and a smell of citrus. Taste is mainly grass citrus with a spice I canít exactly point out. Nice lasting finish makes this an original beer, I like it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 5, 2007
Orange color, big head. Aroma: Citrus, coriander, yeast, sweet. Palate: Sweetness, fruits, citrus, spice. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2007
A bigger tíIj beer than many of the others. Has a winter-warming quality. Malty and a tad on the sweet side. Good balance of flavors though. Creamy and soft.


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