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

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RATINGS: 454   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.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3354) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
At the brewery from the tap: Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, but somehow not characteristic of the tripel style... Taste is actually a good bit hoppy. The beer is a wee bit sweet. It leaves a lingering aftertaste. Quite dry. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7179) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, fruchtig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack hefig, malzig süß, fruchtig, Gewürze.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taboada (311) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 1, 2014
Tasted tap on 28/02/2014. Clear colour with a nice head. Some flowers on taste. That´s a nice Tripel bier. Very well balanced the 8% alcohol. Next one please!!!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (335) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Great yeasty aroma , very pale yellow. Floral bitterness to finish . Draft .

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1572) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
330ml bottle from Amsterdam. Has a light floral, aromatic character, full of flavour but perhaps slightly too sweet and caramelly for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (570) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
Hazy copper with big white head. Cloves, banana, apple, spices, sweet malts. Big yeasty bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Hmmm, lovely tripel, lots of spices and depth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malaclemys (374) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle pours pale gold with frothy white head. Aroma of clove, alcohol, and fruit. Taste is clove, caramel, fruit, slight alcohol warmth and grain. Medium plus body with a bitter sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (362) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy golden color, stronger white head, black sediment on the bottom and more haziness. Aroma sour fruity and slight alcohol in the nose, then banana, slight caramel, yeast, cereal, slightly earthy. Taste light sweetness, medium bitterness, a drop of sourness, and also slightly salty and umami, so quite complex. Closer to the bottom gives more bitterness, probably caused by the sedimented yeast, but the alcohol is well covered which is unexpected according to its smell. It has a full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, average bitter finish. Not too exciting but definitely a fine tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 Draft at brewery. Hazy golden/orange with medium white head. Aroma of oranges, grain, and Belgian spices. Light body with some spice and citrus notes (orange).-- Bottle. More pear ester aromas this time. Cereal notes and a hint of cloves.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchMark (147) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Original tripel. It is like no other I had before.Taste is malty with a hint of licorice and grapefruit. The finish is dry bitter. I like it a lot.


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