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Brouwerij 't IJ

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Brouwerij 't IJBrouwerij 't IJ
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 597
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Funenkade 7
Amsterdam, 1018 AL
Netherlands
phone: +31 20 622 8325

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brouwerijtij

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Reviews by rudyarmand:
Photo of rudyarmand
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Wow! I recently travelled to Holland, Belgium and Germany with two buddies. We stopped in at several or more bars/pubs eah day. I tried many legendary trappist ales and worldclass beers. I enjoyed the Brouwerij 't IJ best of all.

The brewery is in an old windmill in Amsterdam which is way cool. The brewery is the watering hole for regular folks after a hard days work (riding your bicycle can develop a thirst!). Although its not fancy or classy inside, the atmosphere is unique with all the beer bottles on the walls and the brewing equipment behind the door to the backroom.

All the locals were unbelievably friendly and I joined a table of good friends and we talked and drank excellent beer for hours. I have to rave on the Columbus offering. It had the taste and drinkability of any world class ale at only 1.90 euros for a fresh glass from the tap. Delicious!

You should probably take the #10 trolley out to the brew pub and save your feet. I walked through the red light district, past the zoo, and another long four blocks or so until I saw the windmill. It is crowded but what a great place! I will return!

rudyarmand, May 07, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%

Heatherwx, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

AdamNowek, Aug 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

DrDominator, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

millelacsmark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%

Located next to the Gooyer windmill, this is one of the most picturesque breweries I have visited! They have been open since 1985, in a building that used to be a municipal bath house, and have been crafting beer there ever since. The bar is a newer addition and they had 6 beers on tap when we visited. They are one of the only breweries we saw in Belgium and the Netherlands that actually offer a sampler, so we were able to try all the beers amongst our group. The walls of the tasting room are old and cracked white tiles from its bath house days and are lined with dusty and faded beer bottles. My Minnesota radar was on and I spotted a Fitgers sticker on one of the doors. Most of the beers were Belgian style, like a tripel, dubbel, and wit, but had a house flavor that didn't quite fit those categories.

The tripel and wit were a bit rough on the finish...perhaps too much coriander or other spices? Their Struiss barleywine was fantastic though, dripping with dark fruit, sugar, yeastiness and complexity. The busy family style bench and table set up in the room encouraged talking to neighbors and we ended up discussing beer with Canadian ex-pats and several locals. A very fun place to visit and worth the trip out there.

Jackofallbrews, May 22, 2014
Photo of andy1701
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

andy1701, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of victorb27
4.93/5  rDev +21.1%

this place is awesome! do yourself a favor and get a sampler and grab a seat outside! they had a good selection of beer and my personal favorite was the IPA. the atmosphere was great they had big outdoor picnic tables, so you were able to sit with other people and enjoy beer. but one of my personal favorite feature of this brewery was it was located right beside a windmill. if you've ever been to Amsterdam you know everything is only a stone throw away, so with that being said hit this place up

victorb27, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of schavuytje
5/5  rDev +22.9%

schavuytje, Mar 24, 2014
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Brouwerij 't IJ in Amsterdam, Netherlands
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.