IJwit | Brouwerij 't IJ

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3.86/5
Very Good
103 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ
Netherlands
brouwerijhetij.nl

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full-bodied, Amsterdam wheat beer that is dangerously ‘moreish’. Slightly cloudy, it has a beautiful golden colour and a soft, foamy head. When we brew IJwit, we use wheat malt as well as barley malt, which is also how the beer gets its name. The wheat malt gives the beer a delightful, fresh flavour, and the addition of coriander and lemon during the brewing process produces a rich aroma of banana, citrus and spices. Topped off by a fine, slightly sweet aftertaste, IJwit is a delicious thirst-quencher.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,256
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
103
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Barleycorn
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gwydno
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of n2185
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 54V4G3
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jroof1
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caeleanb
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had in Amsterdam countless times, can't even begin to think about how many of these I downed. Really great brewery, too, pretty easy to get through when you ride the tram thingy. Just look for the windmill when you get off at the station. Super flavorful but in a natural way, soft and easy to drink. Really nice to wash down the herbal refreshments with.

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Photo of Yoann
2.94/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tobelerone
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Islandrunner
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schavuytje
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

some clouding of the wheat with bright white foam scented with spicy clove with little malt kruidenhop and lemon taste biscuit, coriander, banana full yet soft in the aftertaste

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deg
4.79/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MoohMooh
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light yellow, opaque but pretty clean. One-finger head, pretty dense. Spotty lacing.

Smells of banana, bubblegum, bready malts, some clove. Some lemon too.

Taste is banana, caramel, bread, lemon. Alcohol is present, but faint. On the sweeter side, but still keeps a nice balance. It has a very full taste, for lack of a better word -- lots of flavor.

It has a smooth, medium body with very light carbonation. Easy drinker.

Pretty good. It's richer and more complex than any other witbier I've had, without straying from the style.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice taste of citrussy, slight hint of banana.

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Photo of Zet
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange golden hazy colour with a decent head of foam and nice lacing. A tad on the dark side for a witbier, but no complaints here. Very spicy smell, with a lot of clove flavour. Malt, pilsener hops and lemon are also noticeable. Lots of flavour in the taste, with the aforementioned falvours, but also biscuit, (rotten) banana and coriander. Full-bodied and it goes down smoothly. An excellent witbier, with some Weizenbock characteristics.

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Photo of parpalapelix
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Arthuros
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Great witbier, slightly on the sweet side. Coriander and citrus fruits are present but only very slightly.
Color also more on the golden side.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of toscanoigor
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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IJwit from Brouwerij 't IJ
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 103 ratings