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Zatte - Brouwerij 't IJ

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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dvnb

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

08-28-2013 03:27:20 | More by dvnb
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StJamesGate

New York

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

08-02-2013 11:04:53 | More by StJamesGate
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IBetYouCouldUseAColdOne

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-08-2013 00:10:59 | More by IBetYouCouldUseAColdOne
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Humorum

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-15-2013 16:08:34 | More by Humorum
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DeanMoriarty

California

4/5  rDev +7%

06-13-2013 17:12:32 | More by DeanMoriarty
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cb8282

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

05-10-2013 00:44:59 | More by cb8282
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-16-2013 20:28:45 | More by Bandi
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Elbrownbag

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-14-2013 18:44:42 | More by Elbrownbag
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%

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.
O: This beer has some complexity and is enjoyable to sip. The alcohol is relatively well hidden from the taste.

04-13-2013 20:33:05 | More by metter98
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andrenalina


3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-26-2013 20:15:03 | More by andrenalina
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-03-2013 01:20:29 | More by sansho
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-05-2013 21:57:34 | More by supermeniscus
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Maakun

Afghanistan

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%

Colour is pale dark yellow/light brown, quite cloudy even though I didn't pour the yeast. White head that shrinks quickly. Some nice bubbles rising to the top. Looks inviting...

Smell is freshly bakes bread, yeast, lemon peel, cloves.

Taste is yeasty, some lemon, lots of malts; quite bready. Then a light hoppy bitterness, cloves, and some other fruits (apricots, oranges). There's a light unbalance between the yeast and hops that gives a slight funky note. I've had theis beer many times before but this is the first time I've noticed this.

Mouth is medium, not too much carbonation, but clings a bit to the mouth. I like that's it's not too heavy.

This is a very nice tripel, quite how they should be. Though there seems to be something slightly off with this bottle, it's still very enjoyable. Could be a bit better though.

12-18-2012 18:25:10 | More by Maakun
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Guden

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%

Another of my backlog from Europe notes, not sure where I had this in Amsterdam but it went well with my stomp pot.

A- A cloudy beige color with no head despite regular pour. Pretty disappointing to look at all around.

S- Clove, cinnamon, banana, bubblegum and a hint of fresh wood. There's a lot going on here and it's all really nice and plays really well together.

T- Sweet and tangy on the front end with a bubblegum and clove middle. Finish is off dry with lingering tang and spice (cinnamon, coriander and clove).

M- Fairly dry with thin carbonation. Pretty average for style but a bit more body might have helped in this case.

T- One of the better tripels I have had though it could look a lot better and a bit more malt or hops would help balance out the fruit and spice from the yeast more.

10-09-2012 01:21:25 | More by Guden
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

09-21-2012 22:00:38 | More by Molson2000
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safaricook

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-08-2012 18:04:55 | More by safaricook
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AlexM

California

4/5  rDev +7%

04-15-2012 18:21:11 | More by AlexM
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page101

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-04-2012 20:19:57 | More by page101
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kja157

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-19-2012 21:34:31 | More by kja157
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brinch

Denmark

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-16-2012 21:18:56 | More by brinch
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Aethien

Netherlands

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%

Cloudy straw colour with a fairly small white head that doesn't quite fade away and leaves plenty of lacing.
A sweet fruit smell, mostly pineapple with alcohol and some yeast.
It's quite a sweet triple, but not overly sweet and very fruity. There's pineapple, mango and orange in the taste alongside the yeast that was also present in the smell.
There's plenty of carbonation and it's very light bodied. Very smooth and a little tingly on the tongue.

Definitely a nice brew and very drinkable.

03-08-2012 19:08:09 | More by Aethien
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-21-2012 22:51:03 | More by bostonryan
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farundrpar

Colorado

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-08-2012 12:22:19 | More by farundrpar
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NilsFrisk

Norway

4/5  rDev +7%

12-02-2011 11:29:51 | More by NilsFrisk
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

12-01-2011 18:15:20 | More by uturn
Zatte from Brouwerij 't IJ
84 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.