thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle at ’t Arendsnest. Jhazy amber, medium head. Spicy and somewhat herbal nose. Hints of yeast. Nicely balanced, fruity and spicy flavours. Well-made. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft at the brewery, Amsterdam. Straw colored pour. Sweet flavor, floral bitterness, dry hopped pilsner. Medium mouthfeel. Enjoyable dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
If you did not know what you were tasting but knew a little about beer you would immediately recognize this coming from ’t IJ. Another winner, plain and simple. At the Noord Hollands Bierfestival in Alkmaar. Borresteijn (7345) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at NHBF’13. Hazy golden yellow colour, thick white head. Aroma of citrus, lychee, lime. Flavour is very dry, light malty, citrus, lemon, lime, lychee, sugar, light fruity, firm bitter finish, dry mouthfeel. Light-bodied. Nice. PotjeBier (3505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
33 cl bottle from De Bierkoning. Golden color, hazy. Dense, rocky, white head with good retention. Aroma’s: typical IJ yeastiness, aroma (wet/fresh?) hops, fruity, some malty sweetness. Flavor is medium bitter with a light malty sweet backbone. Body is medium. Finishes yeasty and with a nice bitterness. Seems ’t IJ is back on track.
lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
330 ml bottle @ ’t IJ brewpub, Amsterdam. Rated on 25.2.2013.MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2013
Pours a hazy pale golden colour with a small head. Aroma of dried apricot, pepper and clove. Flavour of sweetish malts, dried apricot, pepper, sour berries, floral hops and tangy citrus. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and bitter. Refreshing and good.
Bottle @ de paas. Pours a slight cloudy blonde beer with a small white head. Aroma very yeasty, floral and has definitely some malty notes. Flavor has touches of yeast, the IJ flavors are present, as well as a very flowery, spring feeling flavor. Quite nice, could have used some more body, but it is ok like this as well. goozen (4098) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
Tap at Noord-Hollands Bierfestival: Hazy blond coloured brew with an superbe hoppy taste with some sweetness. bierkoning (13451) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle. Orange golden color. Grassy citric hops in the aroma, hint of nutmeg. Spicy, citric, grassy hopbitter flavor. Well balanced, easy drinker. Pleasant beer. supermeniscus (79) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Re-rated. Bottle bought at Schiphol airport (sort of impulse buy) I?ve tried a few of the IJ beers and this one was probably the most enjoyable. Has a yeasty floral smell. I love hazy appearance so this one?s looking good. Taste is dough upfront then fruit and vegatable followed by a short-lived hoppy aftertaste. Finishes surprisingly clean and refreshing. Therefore I drank this one in no time at all!This is a well made beer and I reccommend trying it