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Zatte - Brouwerij 't IJ

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BA SCORE
85
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first beer to come out of our vats, back in 1985, making it the classic beer of Brouwerij ‘t IJ. It is a ‘tripel’, the category reserved for the stronger, blonde beers in Belgian tradition. Zatte more than lives up to expectations in this respect. It is a full-bodied, golden beer with a scent of fresh fruit mingled here and there with a hint of grain. The flavour is slightly sweet, ending with a fine, dry aftertaste. A delicious beer that can be enjoyed in all seasons.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2002)
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Ratings: 106 | Reviews: 68 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by byrd:
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byrd

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber brew with a medium head that quickly subsides to a bubbly lace that sticks to the sides of the glass. There is a little carbonation seen rising to the surface. Aroma is very spicy with pepper notes standing out. Carmel malt, honey, candied sugar, and a hint of lemon are all also present. The palate is quite sweet up front with hints of honey. The middle is spicy - pepper and cloves - with a lemony citric hop finish that lingers. There is a decent carbonation that gives a fluffiness to the mouthfeel. This is an okay tripel, but doesn’t really standout in my mind.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2003 14:56:00 | More by byrd
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Spain

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml. bottle. Hazy orange-amber colour, with a small creamy head that leaves a big lace after fading. Smell of tropical fruits, lemon, honey floral aroma. Full body and carbonation, taste of hops, honey, tropical fruits, lemon. Dry and bitter aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 13:24:43 | More by janubio
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at Cafe de Koe & on tap at t'IJ, Amsterdam.

Dark blonde with lacey white sheets.
Apple, brown bread, a touch of lemon balm and/or zingy yeast on the nose.
Rock candy, golden plum, lots of honey, a lemony hit and a cut grass hops.
Ginger bread cookie finish and tight tingly linger.
Crisp, medium side of light, round.

The bottle was a bit brown and muddy, smelled almost like a dubbel, and was missing white pepper and that snappiness you get from a good tripel.
On draft at the brewery it was much paler with a brighter nose, smooth, but still short on citrus and hops.

Overall, a round, sweet tripel, light on the yeasty flavors and edge, but balanced and drinkable.

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On-tap at Frenzi, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin film on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The aroma is quite fruity and has apples and bananas along with hints of yeast and spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some additional flavors of candi sugars.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
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04-13-2013 20:33:05 | More by metter98
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Zatte from Brouwerij 't IJ
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.