Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
An amber, craft beer with generous amounts of hops and alcohol. This copper-gold beer is a real heavyweight and a must for beer lovers. The liberal quantities of malt and bitter hops create a complex, full flavour. It starts as slightly sweet with malty aromas of chocolate, fruit and grain, while the bitter hops stand out nicely in the aftertaste. A feast for the connoisseur!


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Tjeerd (518) - GERMANY - OCT 10, 2016
Maybe too complex for me. Good beer, nice ABV. Will drink it again if it is in front of me.

remALUS (335) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle: 330ml. Price 0.99 eur, Neskaidri šv. ruda spalva, nedidelė puta, labai geras skonis.

Milter (905) - Nyborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2017 wow. Virkelig en lækker øl, men med lidt for høj alkohol procent. Flot smag, tilpas med humle og bitterhed.

wombat23 (1362) - Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Taste is more malty than a traditional Belgian Strong Ale with hints of spice and yeast. Alcohol is noticeable.

jybi (293) - FRANCE - AUG 28, 2016
La ’t IJ Columbus présente une magnifique robe ambrée, d’un orange légèrement trouble. L’effervescence n’est pas énormément marquée et la mousse très peu présente. Le nez se porte sur le malt, le caramel et une pointe d’agrumes. La première attaque est soyeuse, sur le caramel et les céréales. La deuxième, sur l’amertume et des arômes d’agrumes, est arrondie des arômes de caramel voire de banane. Tout cela manque malheureusement d’ampleur et de complexité. L’alcool en arôme brut se fait également ressentir. La longueur relativement bonne mais de faible intensité, laisse en bouche des pointes cacaotées et abricotées. Au final, la ’t IJ Columbus est agréable à boire avec une fraîche amertume (ne lui permettant en aucun cas d’être référencée en Belgian Strong Ale!). Un caractère plus marqué et davantage de corpulence lui permettrait de prendre une autre envergure.

schavuitje (249) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2016 kardemom en gedroogd graan in geur en smaak komen gelaagd tot je pittig,bitter en licht zoet hmm lekker

Gehbe (442) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 9, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2016 Clear amber with a huge beige head and lovely lacing. Aroma of spice, yeast, grapefruit, oat cookies, a little caramel. Taste is very sweet with light sourness and bitterness on finish. Medium body, high carbonation, somewhat oily texture. Very drinkable despite the ABV.

DrNosha (2287) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2016
Vom Fass. Dunkel goldenes Bier, kaum Schaum. Duft nach roten Beeren und etwas Alkohol. Der Geschmack hat Kräuter, Bitternoten und Beeren. Recht rund und Alkohol ist gut eingebunden.

Zlotta (3198) - Hagen / Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’Sterk Avondverkoop’, best before May 2017. Clear, dark brownish amber with a medium large, frothy, stable, white head. Sweetish-malty, slightly spicy aroma of caramel, honey, nuts and some spicy hops. Sweet, malty and quite spicy taste of caramel, honey, nuts, cinnamon, some coffee and clove, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, slightly yeasty and quite spicy finish. Medium to full body, creamy to oily and moderately effervescent mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Nice!

Gurthnar (5820) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2016 Bottle from Damian. Absolutely unbalanced, with unpleasant amounts of roast and coffee, bitterness serves only to reinforce this impression. Meh. Not my cup of beer at all. HOT FOR A RERATE

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