Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Heller Bock
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our bokbier for Easter; not too sweet, thereby producing a fine flavour. The flavour and aromas give a nicely balanced mix of fruit, coriander, yeast and hops. An enjoyable combination in which the bitter element gets an additional boost from the lightly roasted malt. The aftertaste is slightly sparkling, with a long-lasting, fresh, sweet flavour. An excellent beer for celebrating the arrival of spring!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchMark (380) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Ok beer. Not great. I had better from this brewer. The taste is mostly yeast, malt and sweetness. There is some herbs and a metallic element. Somehow it feels like it should have been a stronger heavier beer. It is not realy refreshing but also does not have real power.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (777) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber with a white head. Medium sweet malty aroma. Bit of spiciness. Taste is malty, bit sweet. Some hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9624) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Almost cloudy, golden colour with a mid-sized off-white foamy head. Yeasty, slightly sourish citrus-fruity aroma with delicately grainy malty accents and traces of vanilla. Slightly sweet-bitter, also delicately sour flavour, medium to light bodied with a modest carbonation. Dry-ish malt character with citrus fruity notes, traces of caramel, yeasty and slightly peppery spice; quite dry malt-accented finish with vaguely nutty notes and shades of citrus and grapefruit. Not an everyday darling but pleasant to drink. 08.IV.14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2877) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2014
A slightly brown, yellow beer, a head is big and white. The nose is fruitfull and fresh, citrusfruits, fruitesters, apples, spices and some sourness. Taste is strongly fruitfull, lemon, lots of spices and also quite strong bitterness. Also the white part under the orange skin are found in the end. Medium bodied, high and sparkling carbonation that it OK even for me, that is enhancing the refreshness. Good beer, lots of spices, citrusfruits and even bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GSAP (723) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
Licht pittig randje op koekjes en zoetzuur, wat ombuigt naar fijn bittertje in nasmaak. Aroma van bloemen en koekjes, met kruiden er doorheen verweven. Licht bruisend in de mond, kraak blijft op donkeroranje troebel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1454) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours hazy orange with white head.
Aroma yeast, citrus, fruits, malts, spice.
Taste malty sweets, nice spicy fresh bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy.
Nice spring beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2495) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2014
hazy dark orange colour, huge, though not too dense off-white head, which collapses within a few minutes; aroma of yeast, citruses, hints of caramel, earthy notes and hay; taste of yeast, minimal citrus, bread and caramel, sulphuric notes and spicy aftertaste; dry mouthfeel - really good belgian ale, I like it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2014
Gerichtlich recht süß, fruchtig, erinnert an Weintrauben. Start süß, Gewürze. Mitte süßlich, würzig. Abgang bitter, leicht malzig und gewürzt. In Ordnung.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rsedillo (18) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Good beer and taste. Lighter but not too light on the palate. Overall a good beer. A must buy when in Amsterdam!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2240) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits white fruits citrus spicy and hops flavor malts citrus white fruits spicy and hops in the finish

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