Brouwerij 't IJ

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Brouwerij 't IJ
Ranked #51
Ranked #18,608
3.85 | pDev: 9.87%
Feb 13, 2023
Sep 03, 2003
Very Good
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.1 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Dec 29, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by marcrech from Brazil

Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by mltobin from Connecticut

Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 3.49 by Robertas from Lithuania

Sep 01, 2022
Rated: 3.06 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle, kindly shared by abemorsten. ABV is 7%. Golden colour, not as pale and milky as other witbiers, big to moderate white head. Nice aroma and flavour of coriander, cloves and orange peel. Very drinkable, despite its higher ABV.
Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by misteil from Ireland

Jan 27, 2022
Rated: 3.66 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 24, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 4.07 by Eltrandos from France

Apr 15, 2020
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Reviewed by KooVee from Finland

3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
33cl bottle. Bb in 8 months so reasonably fresh.

Light golden clear colour. Fluffy bright white sticky foam leaving patches of lace.

Nose is classic witbier. Lemon and coriander. Some sweetness.

Mouthfeel is sweet and medium full. Strong aroma and afterburn of coriander. Citrus takes the back seat.

Too much coriander relatively speaking, as there is nothing to counterbalance it. Simplistic.
Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Nov 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by xungmound98 from New York

Nov 02, 2019
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Hazy bright golden color with a thick head with great retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of lemongrass, wheat and sugar.
Smooth flavor with notes wheat sourness, pineapple juice, and lemongrass. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation.
Sweet Imperial Witbier with pineapple juicy and lemongrass notes.
Oct 09, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by steverx8 from England

May 18, 2019
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a bottle.

A mildly hazy light orange yellow with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is grainy with a prominent wheat note to go with a mildly sweet grain and orange peel note. Sweetish spice notes are present. The palate is similar, with an enjoyable blend of grainy wheat, mildly toasted with orange and a little sweetness. Mild spice notes are present as well. Refreshing and enjoyable.
May 18, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by Eman17 from Illinois

May 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It is always good to get good banana in a beer not made in Munchen.
Iljit's Looks also are welcome. It is good to have a semi-haze with wheat coupled with copious foam.
Smells are not prominent, but banana yeast and wheat are in there.
Tastes are a nice medley of malt and herbs, again nothing tries to dominate. All parts play nice.
Sits in my mouth soft and I don't want swallow (but I do.)

I went on the 't IJ website and they seem to be accomplished. With two taprooms (one a windmill destination) and an iconoclastic personality (even by Dutch standards), they are finding their niche. Dedicated to their craft, I hope to stop by in another visit to Amsterdam to see my people (they like bikes and trains, too.)
May 03, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by FrankCazabon from Trinidad & Tobago

Sep 27, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Found this to be a lovely witbier for summer. Cloudy yellow with white foam, it unleashes the wheat aromas with clove, banana, bubble gum, lemon, pear esters, hop spice, and biscuit into your nose. Taste is balanced, light and airy, as is the body. Led by estery yeast, taste incorporates pear, lemon, belgian yeast, banana, and candied peach. Feel other than previously mentioned is yeasty and bright.
Sep 08, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Dazka from Italy

May 26, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by gwydno from Spain

Mar 13, 2018
Rated: 3.43 by YvesB from Belgium

Feb 12, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jan 30, 2018
Rated: 3.24 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

Jan 02, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 4 by caeleanb from California

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Oct 13, 2017
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Reviewed by BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
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.
Sep 07, 2017
Rated: 2.94 by Yoann from France

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 11, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by Islandrunner from Aruba

Mar 11, 2017
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Reviewed by schavuytje from Netherlands

3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by mothman from Minnesota

Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

Jan 03, 2017
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