Columbus - Brouwerij 't IJ
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3.16/5 rDev -18.6%
A: hazy amber colour, dense thick head, a lot of lacing
S: yeast, grassy malts, hints of raspberry and lime
T: loads of malts and yeast, bitter finish, not much there
M: medium body, not dry for a beer with this bitterness
O: not an impressive beer, not bad, but just not much there
05-08-2014 20:51:41 | More by benfons
3.74/5 rDev -3.6%
Beer bootle (33 cl.) purchased from Le Souffleur de Bières, and tasted in 2014.
Appearance : red brown color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : malty and caramel aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty and yeasty flavors, with a bitter finish.
Overall : a good beer in the style strong dark ale.
04-29-2014 12:20:26 | More by thierrynantes
3.73/5 rDev -3.9%
330 ml. bottle. Hazy brown colour, with a big head and a lace that seems to last forever. Smell of chocolate, vanilla, raisins, spice. Medium body, smooth palate, the beer slicks from the tongue to the throat gently. Taste of chocolate, caramel, fruits. Great.
04-21-2014 21:49:40 | More by janubio
4.66/5 rDev +20.1%
amber colored Belgian Strong Ale with a yeast-colored foam
nice full taste of fresh sour fruit, malty,grain excelent
in the aftertaste a ferm light hop bitter,almost perfect
i liked more bitter hop added to my taste
overall a very good beer
donot skip for your palate
03-24-2014 07:03:55 | More by schavuytje
3.71/5 rDev -4.4%
Bottle in the brewery flute (ironic that a Dutch brewery wouldn't use a tulip glass!) at Aran Pub in Amsterdam. Hazy burnt gold with a white head that leaves scattered, sticky lace.
Smell is fruity esters, marzipan.
Taste is similar, pretty standard BSDA taste with Amber malt sugars and banana esters.
Mouthful is sticky, medium bodied.
Drinkability is fine, a robust beer, smooth for the size, some complexity.
12-07-2013 18:11:31 | More by ccrida
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
Bottle from In De Wildeman in Amsterdam.
Nice fluffy pillow 2 finger head fades slowly with tons of lacing, hazy super murky layers of sediment pond water dark orange brown color. Unfiltered.
Nose is interesting, little fruity almost citrus like, coriander and light spices, sweet candy malts, a big Belgian yeast like fruitiness, and wit like aromas.
Taste wow that's unique, a big malt profile, toasty, toasted wheat, light sweet brownish malts, caramel and Munich like malts without the toasty red malt character, maybe lots of Maris otter or something special, roasted oats?, light citrus and coriander, Belgian yeast ester profile. Semi sweet with a light booze warmth. Finish brings more booze, esters, more citrus and coriander and write sweet.
Mouth is med to fuller bodied, plenty of fluffy carb, light warming booze.
06-16-2013 16:37:22 | More by jlindros
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
On-tap at Brouwerij 't Ij, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with some hints of spices and floral hops.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts and some hints of malty sweetness along with a light amount of bitterness. Some hints of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems a little heavier mouthfeel compared to other beers in the style and is definitely a sipper given its alcohol content.
04-17-2013 05:12:18 | More by metter98
Columbus from Brouwerij 't IJ
87 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.