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

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RATINGS: 458   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.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malaclemys (386) - 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 (396) - 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 (720) - 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 (153) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (957) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 11, 2013
Botella de 33 cl en el lupulo. Septiembre de 2013. Una triple belga versión holandesa. Color bastante turbio algo oscuro con bastante espuma blanca. Buena alternativa al mundo belga. Sus 8 vol la hacen también muy interesante.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3920) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy amber orange beer with good head. Nose is on orange and yeast. Aroma is on agrumes, nice malty body with spices like cinnamon and licorice, light grapefruit, relative sweet, red fruit notes, some over riped orange touch, ok.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (906) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Hazy, somewhat murky, amber with a thine white head. Sweet grassy aroma. Fruity boozy taste with some cabbage like offtaste. quite sharp aftertaste. Not my kind of tripel to be honest.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (707) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. Hazy orange amber, foamy near-white head, dissipates very fast and completely, no lacing, very lively carbonation; fruity sweetsour nose, followed by bread, honey, yeastt, dark fruit, clove, citrus; light sweetness, slightly bitter, lightly sour; full body, somewhat thin texture; dry bitter finish with some sour tones and hint of spices.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Quite strong alc. and so warming. Nice sweetness and a special dry mouth after.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maarten1993 (297) - - NOV 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 Smells watery, sweet and like honey. Looks foggy, light golden, but not ?full?. A small amount of foam. Tastes weird, like a combination of sweetness and sourness. Medium carbonation. Too bad it?s also a bit watery and has a too low viscosity. Drank again with Thijs during the tasting 24-05-2014. Rated slightly higher. Liked the balance taste.


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