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Natte - Brouwerij 't IJ

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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

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Sarmento, Nov 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Oidmoe, Oct 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

natiousd, Oct 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Drank at the Airport in Amsterdam.

Dougology, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Beervana, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

BreweryRun, Sep 30, 2014
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Sspeer1, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Hayley_86, Aug 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Jasondriver, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

AdamNowek, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Jerseyislandbeer, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

millelacsmark, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Andy_Luft, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

andy1701, Apr 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

schavuytje, Mar 25, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: hazy, cola colour, creamy head

S: yeast, sweet bready malts, hints of cola, caramel and apple

T: grassy notes, hints of brown sugar, malts, and even citrus

M: medium body, slightly undercarbonated, not dry (as the name suggests)

O: not something I will try again, undercarbonated, too sweet, little character

benfons, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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Beer-Ed, Feb 18, 2014
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Saind, Jan 06, 2014
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apasternak, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

TubbyDullard, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kctobin72, Sep 13, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brouwerij 't IJ Natte may look weird on paper (to a non-Dutch speaker anyhow) but it looks pretty good in the glass; dimmed, roast chestnut colour with an immense head, it would look great if its amber highlights weren't partly squashed by bottle sediment.

Dubbels are distinguished by two main qualities: rich, sweet malt and spicy, fruity yeast esters. This bouquet showcases only the latter, offering an abundance of candied and dried fruits (raisins, golden raisins, dates, prunes). Spice and savory storms are brewing...

And the palate is where lightning crashes. The taste is very spicy and dominated by an endless supply of clove as well as a mixture of nutmeg, pepper and anise. Golden raisin and dates are appreciated again. The malt bill offers only a hint of nuts or caramel, maybe.

It may be spicy enough to make you sneeze but in terms of malt Natte has only as much depth as a kiddie pool. Spicy/savory yeast entwines around it like climbing vines and chokes out everything else. In truth, however, the grain bill doesn't have the impression of complexity.

A Dubbels' charm is decidedly more sensual than either Abbye-style blondes or Tripels. Or at least it should be. Brouwerij 't IJ Natte is a little more dull to the senses than its better known Belgian counterparts. Still, it's not a bad little offering and I managed to enjoy it.

biegaman, Aug 21, 2013
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Natte from Brouwerij 't IJ
81 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.