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

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A prize-winning beer that we brew specially for De Bierkoning. The fruity, bitter hops and lightly roasted malt complement each other perfectly in this light brown beer. These flavours are accentuated with a little coriander to produce a full aroma of flowers, citrus and a hint of caramel. An irresistible beer that was crowned in the Brussels Beer Challenge with a silver medal in the Herb & Spice category.

Vlo stands for Vodden, Lompen en Ongeregeld (translates a bit as rags, bags and bums).

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3.4
culchiem (4390) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 23, 2018
UPDATED: APR 23, 2018 Bottle from Bierkonig. Cloudy gold with a solid head. Aroma of grainy malt and yeast. Flavour is yeast and wheat, grains and spice, dry kernel, spicy finish.

3.5
adamnowek (3812) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2018 Very slight opacity. Very bold bronze colour. Uneven little head. Aroma is quite grainy with some orange and marzipan. Taste is bread, vanilla, spicy yeast, and pomelo. Quite bitter.

3.1
gyhallmanti (899) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2018
33cl bottle split with SimonBlok. Courtesy of SimonBlok. Pours a slight hazy orange colour with a big frothy off white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, orange, coriander, malt, plastic. Taste is soft sweet, medium to high bitter with a very dry finish and its slight wry. Notes of coriander, yeast, malt. Texture is sticky, medium bodied with medium carbonation

3
SimonBlok (1008) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2018
33cl bottle, split with Gyhallmanti, bought at de Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Appearance: golden with medium, white head and visible colloidal particles. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, plastic. Taste: medium sweetness and high bitterness. Very wry finish. Notes of caramel, sweet malts, some coriander and yeast. Palate: medium body, slightly sticky and medium carbonation. No licorice noticable. Very wry and dry. Not that enjoyable

2.6
rayaron (2292) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dror’s place. Thanks Yoav. Hazy golden with white head. Sweetish aroma with notes of honey and date honey. Sweet flavor with notes of yeasts, honey and some spices, bitterish. Medium-bodied.

2.5
zvsn (2604) - ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Yoav. Hazy yellow. Smell of caramel, malt, yeast, cardboard. Sweet flavors of malt, candy, yeast, honey, alcohol. Medium-bodied, quite boozy.

3.2
MelvinKalksma (2010) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016

Aroma:
Slight aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, orange and spices.

Appearance:
Hazy/turbid amber/orange beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and orange; ends slightly dry with spices.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. The aroma was.. nothing really and the palate was so-so.

3.7
Bijl (978) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
Oranje / geel kleurig, lichte waas, schuimkraag is Crème met grove bellen. Schuimkraag zakt vlot weg naar een laagje. Aroma: Koriander, licht geroosterde mouten, karamel, Belgische gist, bloemig en kruidig / scherp. Bij opwarming komt er ook een zoet fruitig aroma vrij. Smaak: Koriander, moutig (licht geroosterd en karamel zoet), rijp fruit, perzik. Kruidig en scherpe nabitter vanuit de hops. CO2 is medium, redelijk volle body en romig mondgevoel. In de afdronk bitter en kruidig.... scherp op de zijkant van de tong. Een prima bier die niet uitnodigd om snel te drinken.

3.5
PhillyCraft (8547) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle, pours lightly hazy golden, with white head. Notes of wood, coriander, glue, and orange peel, Finish is plastic and sweet Malt. Bitter finish. Wit bier

3.6
R4N5H (1449) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
33cl bottle at the brewery tap-room on 09-Apr-2016, poured into a long stemmed tulip glass. Clear dark amber colour with a small white head which disipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and sweet malt. Light bittersweet flavours of spices, malt and fruit. Feeling more of a Belgian style pale ale than a Belgian Strong ale, but great anyway. This one’s a winner.


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