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IJBok - Brouwerij 't IJ

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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 6.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our bokbier that rings in the autumn every year. Dark and full-bodied, but not as sweet as you might expect. The fine, light brown head holds for a long time while the dark, black-brown beer releases aromas of the roasted grains, a bit of coffee and dark fruit. The aftertaste is pleasantly dry.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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3.64/5  rDev -6.4%

RCH1, Oct 10, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with lighter brown highlights when held up to the light. Nice white head that settles to a cap which covers the entire beer.

Nice caramel aroma, lots of sweetness with a lot of sweet fruits. A little nutty but dominated by caramel.

Taste follows suit with the nose with the caramel dominating and a bit of a nutty flavor in the after taste. There is a detectable alcohol heat but it is not overpowering by any means. Just lets you know that the alcohol is there.

Body is a little thin and the carbonation is a little high for the sweetness of the beer.

Overall this is a pretty good beer, I've had better examples but this one is pleasant and even a little alt like.

mullenite, Mar 20, 2011
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IJBok from Brouwerij 't IJ
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.