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


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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
One of our flagship beers, slightly different in flavour every year! A splendid, maroon-coloured beer with fine aromas of spiced fruit, orange peel and well-roasted malt to delight the nose. The flavour is a spicy balance of caramel, citrus and slightly bitter hops to restore that warm feeling during the dark days of winter. If stored in a cool, dark place, IJndejaars will keep for years.

Note: Until 2005 called IJndejaars, from 2006 until 2008 called Turbock and in 2009 they started using the old name IJndejaars again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (2200) - York, North Yorkshire, - FEB 21, 2014
From unchilled bottle. Fruity belgian aroma, with great raspberry flavour, supportedby the sweetness of 9abv . Very nice, would be even better a few degrees cooler.

Fules (1538) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 21, 2018
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, barna szín. Malátás, kissé fűszeres, egy hajszálnyit karamelles illat. Malátás, kissé karamelles, visszafogottan fűszeres. Közepesen testes, enyhén szénsavas, közepesen keserű. Finom, jól kiegyensúlyozott sör.

Gangstergafje (1437) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2018
09-04-2018; bottle; at home (bought online at www.drankgigant.nl, Oost-Souburg, The Netherlands). The looks of the beer are nice. Not very special, but this beer type doesn't require special looks. The beer has a nice amber color and it is crystal clear. I noticed some flakes in the bottle though, that I didn't dare pouring. On top of the beer there is some slightly off-white foam, that collapses over time leaving a thin drape only. Not bad, but not very special. The taste is fine, but also not super special. I smell some malts, giving some light roasted aromas and some nice caramel. Hop aromas arn't very strong, but they give some spicy and citrusy aromas. The yeast is nice and has some spiciness to, and has a nice aroma that is typical for the Brouwerij 't IJ beers. Nicely done. The taste of the beer is very, very nice. Nice sweet malts, with a lovely bitterness of slightly burnt malts and nice caramel, forms a good base. It is quite a sweet beer, making it a nice winter beer (in my opinion at least). The sweetness of the alcohol contributes to this. There is also a hint of dried raisins. Hops give some nice fruity notes. Some citrus notes, but a strong hint of peach is there. The hops are bitter, but not to bitter. Bitter enough to balance out the heavy sweets tough. The spiciness of the yeast finishes it all, giving it a distinct 't IJ flavour. Nicely done. The palate of the beer is very nice. Full body, smooth texture and low carbonation. Alcohol percentage is high, resulting in a nice tingle from the alcohol and a warming sensation that is great. The finish contains some nice fruity notes, raisin, fruity hops and spicy yeast. The alcohol lingers on for quite some time, inviting for another sip. Very nice beer.

dutchdarthvader (423) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2018
Aan originaliteit nooit een gebrek bij de brouwerij aan 't IJ. Met zijn naam IJndejaars. Maar wat belangrijker is, smaakt het ook naar een biertje wat je met oud en nieuw om twaalf uur laat poppen. Laat ik meteen binnen stormen het is een heel kruidig biertje. Het begint met een mooie oranje rode kleur, licht troebel met een mee kleurende schuimkraag. Zoetig waarvan de kruiden lekker in je neus blijven hangen. Het is zoet karamel proef de sinaasappelschillen lichtjes kardemom kruidnagel. Licht bitter kortom het heeft alles van een mooie winterbiertje. Alleen dit is nu niet echt een biertje wat je om twaalf uur laat knallen. Maar daarin tegen het heel goed in begin van de avond voordat het feest los barst. Alleen dan wel oppassen het is en blijft een vrij sterk biertje om mee te starten.

SinH4 (7232) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2018
Bottle. Hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma is raisins, estery, jammy fruits. Taste is raisins, fruity esters, booze, sugar. Silky mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Solid!

Symptomaniac (1) - - DEC 31, 2017 does not count
A fine fresh and fruity beer, perfect to end the year with, nice label too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ruuurd (425) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 Yes, this is the way to end a year! Even though is the 9th of December, the warmth and spicyness of this beer give me a good feeling at the end of this year!

guzgorog (1025) - FRANCE - DEC 3, 2017
Belle robe ambrée, caramel, mousse blanche moyenne laissant une dentelle sur le verre. Nez malté : caramel, biscuit, fruits secs : marron et noix, très épicé également, notes de fruits confits. Bouche douce et sucrée, saveurs de plum pudding : épices, caramel, sucre, mélasse, marrons. Alcool très présent et chaleureux, bonne longueur, faible amertume, carbo correcte. Une belle bière de noel !

g_georgiou (640) - CYPRUS - DEC 2, 2017
Clear amber body with a thin beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel, fruity. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Oily texture, soft carbonation.

Zilb (429) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 2 mois APRÈS DLC. Ambrée petite mousse à tenue moyenne et carbo moyenne. Arôme de type belge sur les fruits. Tres maltée sur le malt toasté, alcool bien présent. Belle rondeur. Une bonne bière !

loscovar (1141) - Principality of SEALAND, - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle from Saver Bière.com Citrus, spice, roasted malts, pleasant beer overall...

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