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Brouwerij 't IJ

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BEER AVG
3.78/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
21
Reviews:
390
Ratings:
915
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
90
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
76
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
6.73%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Brouwerij 't IJBrouwerij 't IJ
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Funenkade 7
Amsterdam, 1018 AL
Netherlands

+31 20 622 8325 | map
www.brouwerijhetij.nl

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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 76
Reviews by jagadd:
Photo of jagadd
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

7-01-2011
The overall atmosphere is that of a local watering hole/secret among the locals interspersed with a few tourists who have either wandered unknowingly or luckily to this quaint brewery; Myself belonging to the latt
er. The Ij Brewery is a good escape from the overpriced and tourist saturated parts of the city and is a must visit on any respective beer nerds to do list. Arrive early and find a place to sit or stand, inside or out. Relax with the locals who have lived in Amsterdam or enjoy the experience with friends, albeit, and intimate experience is probably best saved for another venue due to the large crowds that gather here.

The brewery itself is a small operation but has and is expanding throughout the Netherlands and mostly Amsterdam. Ij beers can be found in many shops throughout the city including Albert Heijn, Super de Boer, and the Dirk 3.

The beers are good, but I believe most of the ratings on this site to be a bit inflated for a few reasons that may stem from either inexperience, or just the added buzz from such an interesting place transferring over to the at best, average beer quality. Most of the beers have a beef quality too the taste with a saliva type mouth feel that is present to the finish. Imagine drinking a beer with a beef bullion cube dissolving in the middle of it and this is the best way I can describe it. Similar to the taste of a musty cellar. More than likely due to the type of Hops that the brewers use., as this taste is present in all of the beers.

They offer a white beer cheese and a selection of meats to quell an empty stomach, and they do not suck. That is all I ever had when visiting and I suggest checking their website for a better idea.

Atmosphere in this respect trumps overall quality.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of toscanoigor
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Visited: March 2016

It's impossible not to mention that this is a brewery/bar in a windmill. It's a very cool place, in a very nice neighborhood, along the water, away from city center. The place was so crowded, we couldn't find tables to sit, but found space at the bar. The beer is cheap, from 2.4 to 3 euros, but come in small glasses (only size). They have a nice selection, with different styles, on tap, a couple bottles. They do close early, and there isn't much option for food.

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Photo of gspeer711
4.29/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of sm0rgm
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JamFuel
3.73/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Chaddiechadchad
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

It was super crowded when I went. I wanted to try a flight and there were not enough glasses go to go around. The bar suggested I bus some of my own glasses if I want to be next in line. So I did that, collected someone else's drinks when they were done. Not bad but difficult to find a spot and get my drinks.

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Photo of erk0607
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Photo of BcCraft710
4.61/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Remiot
3.53/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.01/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Very cool spot a bit off the beaten path. Situated in an old windmill which makes it worth the visit alone. Short hours and gets very crowded so go early if you want to get a seat. Seemed like a good mix of tourists and locals when I have been here. Not a huge selection of beers but everything is solid.

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Photo of jkhara12
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of barleywin
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of lesnikow
4.13/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Dzu
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of bostonbeans
3.73/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Let's start with the huge windmill on top of the brewery with picnic tables outside and decent bar scene inside. It took awhile to figure out but you order from the center of the bar only, and on the side for to go beers and food. Small handful of beers on tap, and 5 or 6 in bottle. Decent range with Natte being my favorite. Worth a stop in while in Amsterdam but take an uber vs walking from downtown

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Photo of BdM
3.33/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of Gurtie
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

authentic Dutch small brewery experience

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of IBUQT
4.09/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of mrjmann
4.65/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Very cool place, great beer and food selection too.

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Photo of Panayiotis
1/5  rDev -75.1%

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Brouwerij 't IJ in Amsterdam, Netherlands
90 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.