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IJwit - Brouwerij 't IJ

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BA SCORE
87
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied, Amsterdam wheat beer that is dangerously ‘moreish’. Slightly cloudy, it has a beautiful golden colour and a soft, foamy head. When we brew IJwit, we use wheat malt as well as barley malt, which is also how the beer gets its name. The wheat malt gives the beer a delightful, fresh flavour, and the addition of coriander and lemon during the brewing process produces a rich aroma of banana, citrus and spices. Topped off by a fine, slightly sweet aftertaste, IJwit is a delicious thirst-quencher.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2003)
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

lgmol, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

AdamNowek, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

millelacsmark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Andy_Luft, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Cburden, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

outoffocus, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

biernack, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Hayley_86, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Saind, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of benfons
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%

A: clear yellow colour, dense 1cm thick head, doesn't look like a witbier

S: citrus, hints of coriander, slight peppery notes

T: orange, rather sweet, less spices

M: light to medium body, good carbonation

O: doesn't look like a witbier, does taste like one, and is better then a lot of others

benfons, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Beer-Ed, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

rpopescu, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

elHeron, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

On tap at Cafe Fonteyn, Amsterdam.

Slightly cloudy amber-tinged straw with lacey white head.
Big perfumed nose with some toffee and candle wax yeast.
Lemon 'Nilla Wafers with big candy sugar hit, a lemon hard candy center, some vanilla notes and coriander seed end.
Kiwi finish and drying spicy linger.
Medium side of light, some chew, not crisp enough.

Too sweet, but also complex with decent depth of spice (if not enough citrus). Cloys, but also cleans up after itself. A big fruity, sugary wit.

StJamesGate, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

supermeniscus, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

DeanMoriarty, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%

On-tap at Brouwerij 't Ij, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and coating the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of floral blossoms and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a faint amount of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little thick (for the style) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a strong witbier but it is still very easy to drink. I really enjoyed it.

metter98, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Bandi, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

safaricook, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

laurastradford, Jan 20, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -10.3%

A- A hazy beige color with just a few white bubbles of head. Second beer I've had from this brewery and they both looked like this, I can excuse the haziness and color a little more for this style at least.

S- Kind of a muddled earthy mess. A bit of citrus and coriander but also earth, grain and a touch of piney, spicy hops. Not what I was expecting.

T- Much better than the smell. Spice (coriander and clove) shine through above notes of citrus, fruity bubblegum and banana. A pleasant mix if not entirely what I expect from a wit.

M- Medium light in body with medium carbonation, okay for the style but I think the high alcohol made this one a bit more dry than it should be.

D- Far from the best wit, it has decent spices but the coriander/orange flavor should dominate, not wrestle with clove, bubblegum and dank earth the way they do here. An okay beer but not one I will soon go for again.

Guden, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BigCheese, May 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

AlexM, Apr 15, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

Cloudy and a yellow that's close to orange. There is a lot of yeast in the bottle.
Smells like yeast, spices, citrus peels, fresh bread and some more fruitiness I can't really pin down.
It's a little more bitter and less sweet than most witbier I've had. It feels light and crisp, very nice and just right to make it easy to drink with a fairly strong yeast flavour and some tropical fruit next to the usual citrus flavours and a dry and slightly bitter finish that makes me want to drink more as soon as I put my glass down. The higher than normal alcohol isn't noticeable at all.

A lovely witbier that is a little different from the standard and definitely worth trying.

Aethien, Mar 29, 2012
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IJwit from Brouwerij 't IJ
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.