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Natte - Brouwerij 't IJ

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81
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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
After the ‘Zatte’, this is the oldest beer from Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Natte is classed as a ‘dubbel’, a Belgian category of smooth, dark beers. Because we partly use dark malt, Natte has a reddish-brown colour and a smooth, roasted flavour with earthy tones of brown sugar, nuts and plums. Completed with slightly bitter hops, this is a nicely balanced beer and one of the brewery’s classics.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Jasondriver, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of marcpal
4.38/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottled bought at Hopleaf, Chicago. Heard some bad pub on this one and bartender actually didnt seem to be a fan, but still wanted to try.

I was impressed.

A: Almost brown color, caramel like. Decent head retetention and considerable carbonation that lasted. Nice lacing.
Boring, plain bottle- good sign.

S: Chocolate and caramel malts but definitely some hops there. Good aroma, enticing.

T: Not overly Belgian here in that I really tasted and enjoyed the ample hop presence. The yeast and grassiness a great match of the flavor. Dried fruits matched very well by the hop flavors in the back.

M: Crisp as can be. The spicy hops lent extremely well into the feel.

D: Highest of ratings here given the low abv and the pleasant balance of hops and belgian grassiness. A bit pricey but worth it.

marcpal, Apr 02, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fogged brown. Nose is just like pineapple juice right out of the can. Slight funky cherry wood there as well. Reminds me of a flanders…hmmm…and maybe that is what this is. I have no idea of knowing since I am writing this up and not just entering it into BA. Flavor is that woody cherry character. The wood stays very prominent and leaves a lasting impression on the palate. Feel has a lot of carbonation, but not overly done. Liquid is well bodied. Very drinkable, but again with this brewery: worth the price? Seems a bit high to me. Could be just where I bought it though.

RblWthACoz, Jan 01, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

natiousd, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of jneiswender
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer at the brewery in Amsterdam. Served on tap, cool in small taster snifters.

A-brown, murky topaz body and an off white head.

S-strong grain and spice presence.

T-spicy, yeasty, nice alcohol and cereal finish.

M-medium and somewhat boozy

D-Very nice. Good to see something like this in Amsterdam given what is commonly found. I would drink this again.

jneiswender, Aug 11, 2010
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4/5  rDev +13%

Arborescence, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

mullenite, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Elbrownbag, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

AdamNowek, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

TubbyDullard, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

kja157, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

andy1701, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

andrenalina, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

rekel, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

nickfl, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4/5  rDev +13%

A – Good and dark tea like colouration with a baby finger of tight foam that leaves very little lacing in the glass. Zero evidence of carbonation,

S – Malt notes very apparent along with toffee and biscuit. Good hop smells; apple and plum notes.

T – Good hop and malt balance up front. Some mild toffee sweetness balanced by apple, plum and some rhubarb flavours. Some tea like flavouring in the after taste.

MF – Great body in the mouth and medium linger. There are some boozy notes and nice coating on the tongue.

O – Very well balanced and extremely drinkable. This is a pretty good Dubble with plenty of flavour without too much solvent taste. The malt flavours in here are pretty nice but to be honest they are not the best I have ever come across. However this is good enough for the style.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Andy_Luft
4/5  rDev +13%

Andy_Luft, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of ATPete
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Brouwerij 't IJ in April 2008

A- Amber brown color, very strong long lasting white head.

S- Sweet malts, herbs, hard apple cider

T- Semi sweet, generaly malty but very well balanced, there IS hop in there. Some alcohol on the finish cleans it all up.

M- Medium/light...odd for a dubbel, but not a bad thing

D- Very good, I think this was my favorite from 't IJ

ATPete, May 05, 2008
Photo of jbertsch
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewery.

Dark brown in color, with hues of orange, and an off white head that hung around. Laced well.

Smelled like a nut brown with a little spice. Fain dark fruit in there. Overall, fairly mild.

Some roasted grain comes through on the palate, with some sweetness that's comprised of nuts, berries, and other fruits. Little tart, but more sweet than anything else. Burnt sugar notes ride through the palate.

Creamy, medium body.

Overall I wouldn't say this holds up to other dubbels. But on its own it's an enjoyable brew that I enjoyed having outside on one of the brewery's benches with some of their cheese. Not groundbreaking, but it was definitely enjoyable for me.

jbertsch, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of t0rin0
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't see a date on this bottle but it seems kinda old so I'm guessing its past its Best Before Date.

It pours a deep brown color that looks murky as hell in the bottle but when poured into my pint glass it shows some red through and is fairly clear. It also produces a small amount of head that disapears quickly.

The smell is a tad oxidized but it still smells quite strong for a dubbel. There are plenty of dark fruits showing up and some candi sugar aromas. It seems that there is a fair amount of stuff going on in this beer that only has 6.5% abv. Goood aroma but the age is beginning to take its toll.

The taste was similar to the taste but it was sharp and crisp. I found this interesting. It had a bit of hop bitterness and it went down like a pale ale. Despite that there was still the usual dubbel fruit/spice flavors and the brown ale roast flavors as well as the candi sugar sweetness. Very good flavor but again, its past its prime. Would be interested in trying a newer one.

The body was medium or so and was very smooth and consistent. This shouldn't be an expensive beer but it is considering that it was only 11 oz or so. It would be nice to be able to pick these up for $5/ 6 pack like so many of the american beers we buy.

t0rin0, Feb 14, 2008
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3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured into the chalice clear then chunky medium amber brown with a very tight small white head that fell like a rock but did lace the glass.

The aroma was deep and malty with a strong biscuit aroma. A deep candy and dark caramel aroma was also present. Dark fruits, namely raisins brought up the rear with a slight spice.

The flavor was a little on the light side with caramel, dark fruits, and biscuit flavors all muted together in a light and airy flavor combination. As the flavors drifted some slight spiciness came into play.

The finish was just dry with a lasting muted dark fruit, caramel and spice combination. The body was medium or just a bit lighter.

11.2 ounce bottle. Notches on label at 12 and at 01. I hope that doesn't mean best before December 2001 since I do not read Dutch. An easy drinking beer, but not as complex as other dubbels.

GCBrewingCo, Oct 27, 2004
Photo of msubulldog25
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured at the wonderfully rainy Saturday session of the 2007 NAOBF (Portland, OR). From a 33cl bottle to a plastic mug.

A: Deep amber color with a fizzy, creamy light-tan head. Visible moderate carbonation as the head settles.

S: Mmm...big cocoa aroma, sweet ripened fruit and smells more than a bit like a cherry cola.

T: Flavors indicative of the aroma; cocoa powder, Belgian yeast, flavorful and with a dry, lightly hoppy finish. Complimented by raisins, some peachy tartness, apples and smokiness.. An enjoyable and complex grouping of flavors.

M: My favorite part of this beer: crisp and wonderfully spiced. Creates a tingling, sweet/spicy fullness in the mouth that's transcendent.

D: Pretty good. Has some nice flavors, good aroma and would be one I'd have again.

msubulldog25, Jun 10, 2007
Photo of scruffwhor
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours an inky, deep amber/brown. The head lasts for only a minute or so. Then quickly recedes to a think ring o' foam around the beer. No visible bubbling or lacing.

Smell- A deep brown sugar malt with hints of roasted malts and cane sugar.

Taste- Starts out with plums and brown sugar. This leads into a straight up sweet, roasted mlat character with some smokey backbone and a bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel- A very strong syrupy presence helped me define the sweet flavors better throughout drinking this beer.

scruffwhor, Jun 22, 2006
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Natte from Brouwerij 't IJ
81 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.