Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 582   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borisz (407) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2008
The egg of Columbus, White head, golden cloudy beer. Good beer of Amsterdam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16590) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2008
Bottle. A golden, hazy beer with lots of floaties and a beige head. Fruity aroma with some spices, pale malt, yeast and a funky sourish, barnyardish touch adding a nice dimention to it. The same sourish, yeasty and barnyard is found in the flavor, only more evident than in the aroma. Quite fruity and bitter too. Full body, quite effervescent. Sour and fruity finish in a nice blend. Theres alcohol evident, but its well hidden for a 9% ABV beer, but it gives some warmth in the mouth. Overall, this is a beauty. (080426)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1766) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2008
Pours cloudy orange/amber, with a white head. Aroma is loaded with fruit. Theres some malt there, too. Flavor is fruit, sugar, spices, and yeast. A decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2008
Bottle, Gollem, Amsterdam, Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a decent head and some floaters..Lots of fruit in the aroma. Spicy and sweet taste. Smooth and very full bodied. Long and strong, but the alcohol is far from overwhelming. Clever stuff., another please...!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle. Smells a litttle bit sour and fruity, strong smell of yeast. The Head is medium sized, creamy and white, stays very long. The beer is orange. A little bit sour in the mouth, medium duration. Dry, medium body, medium carbonation. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4481) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2008
Orange colour, big white head. Aroma has some fruits. Flavour has fruits and sugar with some malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10247) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle: Orangey coloured, unclear with floaties, big "beaten egg-white"-like head, very persistent, distinctive sweet-fruity-zesty (oranges) aroma with hoppy traces; solid fruity-bitter flavour, quite full bodied; sweet zesty finish with a tartness and a good dash of hops in the aftertaste. Good, well balanced and nourishing stuff..........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TrefwoordPunk (1002) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a murky brown with a medium off-white head and a thin aroma of cinnamon, yeast, citrus and some ripe fruit. The flavor is medium sweet, but than gets sharp hoppy, not bitter, but sharp. Im really sorry, but I dont like it that way. Disappointing brew from t IJ

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (45011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle. Light unclear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, flowers, lemon shell, moderate to heavy yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (080108)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a hazy brownish orange with a bunch of floaties and a medium creamy off white head that left lacing. Aroma of green apple, orange peel, woody, hint of funkiness, various fruits, some tropical fruits, cantaloupe, some mixed spices and a malty sweetness. Really liked the aroma on this one. Flavor of tropical fruits, lemon and other citrus, some floral notes, yeast, light spices, some sweetness...yet overall a dry beer. I enjoyed this one. ABV well hidden, tingly carbonation. One to sit down with and spend some time with. Almost too much going on too really sum in a words.

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