Plzeň - Brouwerij 't IJ
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
3.76/5 rDev +5.9%
A: pale yellow colour, thin but dense head, lots of bubbles rising up
S: grassy hops, hints of malt
T: clean, just grassy hops, nice bitter finish
M: enough body for a lager, nice carbonation
O: clean crisp lager, nice hoppy finish, good drinkability
01-08-2014 21:24:33 | More by benfons
3.59/5 rDev +1.1%
On-tap at Brouwerij 't Ij, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy and herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of herbal and grassy hops along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: it feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite hoppy for the style and the grassiness is unique but it goes down rather easily.
04-16-2013 21:33:32 | More by metter98
2.33/5 rDev -34.4%
Had this beer at the brewery in Amsterdam. Served on tap, cool in small taster snifters.
A-light gold cloudy body and a white head.
S-light grain and yeasty presence.
T-sweet light grain front, astringent bitter hop finish
D-A bit too coarse for me. Okay but just not for me. I would not drink this again.
08-11-2010 02:50:42 | More by jneiswender
2.95/5 rDev -16.9%
Pours a pale gold with a big foamy bright white head that leaves some decent lacing and sticks for a while. The name of this beer reminds me of Pilsen, but this is a top-fermenter.
The smell has a hint of golden raisin and spiciness, perhaps form the hops. I have to give it a lower score though cause it isn't all that appetizing.
The taste is sweet, with a malt presence, I don't taste much hops besides a slight spicy bitterness int he end but nothing much really.
It isn't something too special, this brewery does better.
07-22-2010 01:50:43 | More by crossovert
4.4/5 rDev +23.9%
Insane amount of rapid carbonation. Immediately the foam built up in the bottle, and in the glass created a souffle type head, of the finest, creamiest variety. Just as nice as Duvel, if not better. Pale hazy yellow, it looked more like a Wit. Dense coating of lace. inside the glass.
Dusty grains, Orval spice (Brett), clover, signature Belgian pale character.
Earthy vegetal dried hops, citrus, thyme, sage, pepper. Soda crackers and dried flowers. A bone dry finish. Super clean and refreshing. If ever there was an import doppelgänger to Bam Biere, this would be it.
I was hooked on this stuff after finding it at Spuyten Duyvil, and finally was able to buy some to provide this review. Label notes: Rounded corner decal, looked newer that other t'IJ labels i've seen in the past. Make sure your bottle is fresh.
10-06-2008 02:20:41 | More by emerge077
3.83/5 rDev +7.9%
Served at Brouwerij 't IJ in April 2008
A- Yellow color, good lasting white head, semi-hazy, good rising carbonation.
S- Some mint, hops, hay, with a good malt character.
T- light and grassy, not offensive, a touch of bitterness upon the finish gives it a nice hop note.
M- very light, no body to speak of really
D- Very good
05-05-2008 18:26:14 | More by ATPete
1.85/5 rDev -47.9%
11.2 oz. bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA. in June 2007 for $4.59.
I have a great respect for the beers of this brewery, and I finally found one that was undrinkable. I didn't even keep notes on this one, which was hoppy bitter but in the worst possible way. I started it cold, and thought that was a problem, so I let it warm and open up, but that didn't help at all. I poured about 2/3 of it down the drain.
07-15-2007 00:09:49 | More by Dukeofearl
2.33/5 rDev -34.4%
07/07/07- Purchased at John's Marketplace in Portland, OR.
Presentation- 11.2oz bottle with a best by date on top of the cap. Poured into my Toubadour tulip.
Appearance- Clouded yellow colored pour. Overflowing and heaping white chunky head. It just kept growing and growing until a huge bubble popped in the botom of the head and then it sunk dramatically. Leaves nice chunk and bits 'o lace behind.
Smell- Heavy almost sour yeasty nose. Maybe a bit of dull citrus as well.
Taste- Possible oxidized brew here. Not sour, but not far from it. A bit of wet cardboard, some musty yeast with a bit of spices entangled in between. I hesitated, but it ended up as a drain pour.
Mouthfeel- A bit dry and somewhat tart. Not a good aftertaste and a medium to lower carbonation level.
Drinkability- Not really my favorite style to begin with, even though this was a bad bottle, I will probabaly not try to seek it out again. Just wanted to try as many of the beers from this brewery as possible. When I saw four different ones from John's I hadn't had before, I snagged them all regardless of style.
07-08-2007 16:06:37 | More by GClarkage
2.23/5 rDev -37.2%
Pour was large with good carbonation and a big, self sustaining head. Color was straw but cloudy and turbid. Aroma started off with a lambic and sour apple aroma with a sweet bite. Palate started out sour and lambic like with a rich acidic overtone on the biscuity malt backbone. Finished dry and cardboardy, probably oxidized.
01-15-2007 14:56:09 | More by GooberMcNutly
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