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


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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8867) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Yeasty aroma with lots of bread dough, Red Delicious apple and just a hint of banana. The flavor is lightly Flemish with sweet plum. Not overly spiced. Medium-bodied and very creamy with pillow-soft carbonation. Mid-length, rich, doughy finish. Fairly dry. Props to Matta for sharing his bottle. Great brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3046) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Fairly clear pale amber. Medium creamy white head fades to thin sheet. Fruity yeast aroma. Tobacco barn. Lime zest. Dry malt in the flavor. Bitterness in finish amplified by low sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy deep golden colour. Rather big head. Predominantly sweet and malty aroma with notes of honey, spices and oranges. Tastes malty, sweet with notes of citrus fruits and spiciness in the background. Finishes bitter and maybe gets a tad watery in the end. Apart from that a full body and a creamy mouthfeel. A really good one. Many thanks to bierkoning for providing me with this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Orange cloudiness when poured with lots of floaties.Lots of citrus and grainy flavors.The finish was good and it warmed my belly a little.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle. Medium sized white head that was mostly lasting, sparse lacing, fine-small sized bubbles, minimal carbonation, cloudy, and a straw yellow hue. Nose was malty, sweet, fruity, spicy and clove. Flavor was malty, sweet and spicy. Smooth, dry mouthfeel. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4623) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is fruity with some grape and citrus and lots of spice, mainly clove. Pours a cloudy dull orange with lots of sediment and a quickly diminishing white head. Mostly fruit up front with some caramel and yeast. Spice, again mostly clove, really comes in at the finish with some balanced hops. Light apple and yeasty aftertaste lingers for a little while.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4437) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Pours cloudy with a number of small floaties (a few chunks at the end). A small head that dissapears quickly, good bit of carbination. An overall nice flavor although a bit sour, kind of a sour apple aroma at first. Some citrus going on too. Thanks to HopDog for giving me this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13516) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 Bottle. Bready rye aroma. Hazy golden colour, small head. Slightly citric flavour, average bitterness. A bit boring. Mouthfeel is nice, though. </br> Draught. Flavour is a little sweet with some wheat to it. Orange colour, nice creamy white head. Slightly spiced flavour. Aftertaste is malty and sweet. Low bitterness. Nice, low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2005
Cloudy on the pour like a wheat beer. The nose here is a mixture of citrus and malt with the flavour being of the same nature. A bit of sourness in the flavour and some spicy mouthfeel. This is a good ber but it does tend to sit in the realms of mediocrity.

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