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


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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 16/20
Kleurplaatje (100) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Had this beer numerous times, as well from draft, as from the bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a stable thick and enduring white head. Yeasty aroma with some grass, citrus, bits of spices, bits of malts, slightly hoppy as well. Taste is much in line with the aroma, yet it gets enhanced after a few sips. The second or third sip often tastes much, much better than the first one, since it looks that the Zatte needs some time ’to grow’. It begins quite boozy, but that is just a short kick of the present alcohol that you tend not to feel in the remainder. Afterwards, it enhances more and more and you get a quite soft feeling of the yeasty, bit bready, fruity, sweetish and (interesting) spicy notes in it. Bit bitter in the aftertaste, but it is the soft sweetness that lingers long underneath this lovely hoppy kick. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel... It comes close to a Weizen if you ask me. Especially, while looking at the color, the body and it’s drinkability it has... Slight banana touch in the taste as well, which makes you think this is quite an odd tripel... Definitely a nice brew though, yet it is justified to ask the question whether this is a true abbey tripel, since it has some fairly soft notes in it. Yet, its still an 8% one. Oomph...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow hazy with a nice head, aroma of yeast, malt, guava, Belgian, flavor is bitter with guava, bubblegum and malt, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2014
On draught at Apex. Deep full golden color. Aroma is caramel, honey, and grassy hops. Taste is similar to aroma, with the bitterness from the hops matching well with the sweetness. A well-balanced tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 23, 2014
A hazy orange beer with a medium to small but persistent white head. Aroma is malty caramel and belgian yeast fruity, spicy notes. Taste is sweet and fruity but with a spicy and dry finish. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CPH2200 (334) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle 33 cl 8.0%. Cloudy golden. Taste is medium sweet with honey notes and some herbs. Little bitternes. Ok for a biodynamic beer of this type.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8674) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2014
bottle, courtesy of jaghana! Hazy golden colour with a dense white head. Sweet and malty with dried apricot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Procent (330) - POLAND - OCT 13, 2014
W aromacie brzoskwinie, lekka wędzonka, drożdżowe. Barwa złota, mętna, piana niewielka, "żywa", cały czas CO2 pracuje. W smaku właściwie odbicie aromatu - brzoskwinia, mocne drożdże, lekko palone, wędzone, wysycenie wysokie, pełne w smaku, dość gęste. Bez szału.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4350) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, spice, and yeast. Taste is fruit, lemon, spice, yeast, and malt. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (9899) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2014
Golden yellow in color, clear with a thick white head. Spice nose with a sweet citrus finishes. There is lots of spice and apple flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5839) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Hazed yellow straw coloured pour decent white head. Aroma is straw, earthy grains, some leather and musty. Flavour is grainy lemon, serbert, straw. Palate is fine and highly carbonated.

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