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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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hamblema (5) - - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
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4.6
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
Columbus pours wonderful with a nice golden color and a short tight white head. I am very impressed that the bottle has held up as well as it has. Although it doesn't pour out of the bottle as well as the draught version at the brewery (with a huge white head) I will settle for the bottle. Somewhat pungent aroma, crisp malt flavor, and slight alcohol burn for an exeptionally balanced finish.

4.5
miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 14, 2014
Cervesa fosca d’estil belga amb molt bon equilibri entre l’alcohol, el gust dolç de la malta i l’amarg del llúpol. Cerveza oscura de estilo belga con un buen equilibro entre el alcohol, del gusto dulce de la malta y el amargo del lúpulo.

4.5
rsedillo (18) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Fantastic flavor will blow your mine. If you like beer this is a must! Its better tasting when sharing with family!

4.5
huineman (728) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Hazy whitish golden with green shades. Persistent ivory head. Aroma is porridge, dough, honey, a tinge of lemon. Reminds me of a weissbier. Powerful and robust. Creamy, oily, full-bodied. Long finish, with a nice bitter tone. Very nice ale.

4.4
KnutAlbert (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2007
Bottle from the Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam. Lovely cloudy, golden ale with a large firm head. The first sip puzzles me. What is this? An explosion of flavour. Fruit - apples, pears and oranges. Spice - nutmeg, corander and cinnamon. Hoppy fruitiness with a cider-like dry finish. All these elements blend superbly into each other. Amazing.

4.4
cadenwhitaker (19) - USA - JAN 19, 2010
Bottle year 2006/02 - review year 2008/12 (almost 3 years old) 9% alcohol.... ok... where are they hiding the remaining 5%?! This is the smoothest 9% I think I’ve ever had. Some citrus, no hops, lemon in the smell... this beer has LAYERS! On one hand it is very easy to session, on the other hand it is very easy to sit back and appreciate. Fantastic. Reviewed again on 04-11-2009 Bottle year 2006/02 I decided to revisit this beer, as it was my gateway into belgians. Now that I’ve had more of the same style I felt it was a good time to see how it compares. Still, this is easily in my top 10 of beers. Again with this bottle I’m getting some citrus, lemon, honey, sugar and hardly any of the 9% of the alcohol. I dropped the score because the bottles are chock full of floaties... I really couldn’t care but I suppose that’s not a very appealing thing. Still, after sampling this I haven’t been able to find a good alternative, none of the other belgians taste at all like this one. Much sweeter, sweeter then anything I’ve had at Unibroue, sweeter then any of the trappists. Lots and lots of honey, with some citrus.

4.4
Murathor (1) - Barcelona, ANDORRA - FEB 5, 2014 does not count
Awesome beer. Excellent taste, smooth and better served if you are at "Cafe Oslo" (Amsterdam). Excellent beer for a good talk about craft beer or home brewing. Really really good

4.4
Grzesiek79 (4381) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Piwo swietne i prawie dorownuje super dobrym belgijskim mocnym ale. Zaczne od zapachu, ktory jest bardzo kwiatowy zapach fiolkow i zwlaszcza bzu wyczuwalem. W smaku pieczona na parze pszenna bulka. Nieco miodu i owocu granatu. W koncowce lekko alkoholowe ale niezbyt to przeszkadza. Piwo tresciwe i z solidna slodowoscia. Piana trwala i spora, taka czapowata jak ja to okreslam. Do tego ekologiczne surowce i spora metnosc. Polecam

4.4
vincentvega72 (847) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
Mooi amberkleurig bier met volle schuimkraag die lekker aan het glas blijft plakken. Aroma van caramel, toffee, beetje mout. Lekker vol van smaak. Biertje dat je gerust rond mag laten gaan in de mond. Lekkere warme afdronk met heel klein bittertje op het einde. Echt genietersbier. Top !!


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