IJwit - Brouwerij 't IJ
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3.5/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I wasn't overly impressed by my this, my first choice at the eproeflokaal in NE Amsterdam.
I think this is the same Scharrel Wit, because the bottled version boasts a huge "IJ WIT" sign with only a tiny "Scharrel" inschrijving atop it. anyway.
The looks of it is just so...wit. not that that's ever been bad. golden but opaque with a medium retentive bright white head, pleasant to look at and more pleasant to try.
The smell is clearly citrusy and foremost lemony. this beer was meant to be a thirst quencher or a session beer- not necessarily a bad thing again. just a pleasant remark.
The taste, however, wasn't too good. a bit watery, with a taste judgeable more by the nose than by the mouth- nonetheless wheaty and- yes- lemony, with good carbonation to give it a further refreshing tone (see: pop). not bad anyway, but het IJ does better.
Serving type: on-tap
07-04-2005 14:16:08 | More by Andreji
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This was my first bier sampled at the 't IJ brewpub. Full name is Scharrel-IJwit. It was a medium to dark golden color, and cloudy within. Head was a creamy white one, which lasted well and left fine lace. Nose was most definitely wheaty, with hints of clove and banana a la Weißbier. Medium bodied, it also passed fairly well across the tongue, with little prickliness. Has a crisp flavor, with a light toasty malt sweetness at the start. Tastes of some citrus and additional fruit flavors like tropical fruit. Quite a pleasant brew! Goes down easily!
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5
Serving type: on-tap
08-30-2004 19:11:51 | More by Bierman9
United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pretty nice little wit. Spicy, citric and lemony. Fairly yeasty as other t'ij i've had tend to be. Not as smooth and soft as other witbiers, but nice anyway, bitter finish, with some light crispness in the finish also. Refreshing and tasty, which is all i ask for in my wits(Bottle- GBBF 03')
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2003 00:59:43 | More by rastaman
IJwit from Brouwerij 't IJ
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.