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


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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.


Abijen's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2379) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - AUG 24, 2013
Pours an orange beige very cloudy beer with a good white head. Smells fresh and fruity. Tastes fruity. Like it. Averga carbo, medium body and bit sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (537) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
The beer has a rather nice look. The color of the beer is a nice rather light yellow. The beer has an almost white glow to it. The beer is quite cloudy. On top of the beer a nice layer of white foam is formed. The bulk of the foam collapses, to leave a thin drape of foam. The looks are almost that of a weizener, the pale color and the cloudiness. But its a tripel. The beer has quite a nice smell. There are some raisin aromas of the yeasts. I also smell some banana’s, dough, almondy alcohol and some other things I can’t put my finger on. The balance is good. There are some nice sweets and hoppy bitters, with a tiny little sourness. It’s nice. The taste is great to. There is a nice alcohol flavor, containing hints of almonds. This is really tripel like. There is also some sweetness in it, some raisins and banana. The balance is again very nice. The taste is that of a true tripel, but it has a bit more sweetness. It’s quite nice. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jack1611 (30) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
Aroma: Fruitig Appearance: Donkergeel, weinig schuim Taste: Fruitig, smaak blijft lang hangen Palate: Licht Overall: Niet verkeerd

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (750) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
Bright golden beer with a small white cup, low carbonation. Tastes simple for a triple, malty, fruity. Dry finish but with nice hop aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (2394) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2016
Clear golden, small white head. Fruity, malty aroma with light notes if spice and yeast. Yeasty flavour, some malt and hints of citrus. Bittersweet, slightly chewy. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7290) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Yellow golden color with medium white head. Citrus hops, spices, yeast, candies in aroma. Taste, candies, malt, spices, orange zest, Belgian yeast. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (4553) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle from Secret Santa or Local Swap. I do not remember, sorry! But thanks to you anyway. Almost clear yellow colour, short lasting white head. Aroma slightly cheesy, applish spicy trippely. Light honeyish. Taste is well balanced and surprisingly drinkable. Mostly spicy flavours, but not overwhelming. Clove, coriander. Green apple. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2016
33cl bottle. Pale yellow, with a thin white head. Smells like bitter herbs, spices, yeast. The taste follows the same note, with bitter herbal hops, spicy yeast and a (too) sweet malty backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gildnerk (195) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2016
Nice beer. Bottle. Pours a medium-golden tone with an off-white head. Aromas of banana and cereal with some floral notes thrown in. Mostly hoppy-dry in taste with a bit of sweetness coming through. Extra appearance point for that wonderful ’t IJ branding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 11, 2016
Draft 0.1l at the Brewpub Brouwerij ’ t Ij Amsterdam Netherlands. Taste with bro luttonm and Jelena.26.02.2016.Pour it clear golden color with small white head.Aroma of eggs, spices, some Belgian yeast. Taste really light flat belgian carachter, some fruits, ok for every day sljema.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonsenzio (57) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2016
Had this one in the IJ brewery from the tap. A little lighter than it's belgian cousins, but still quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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