IJwit | Brouwerij 't IJ

BA SCORE
86
very good
94 Ratings
IJwitIJwit
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
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Carlton1964
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour a wonderful slightly cloudy lemonade color. Not a lot of foam, and it doesn't last long either...but this didn't have a negative impact on the on enjoying this brew. Left some nice lacing,
fact is most of this is not relevant, this beer is one of them beers that just says "drink me fast".
Refreshing sums up this...looking for a beer on that summer day...this stuff cold, fits the bill.
Recommend trying this one.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoohMooh
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of samEBC
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cburden
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of biernack
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BallsDeep
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BdM
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tomais
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Arthuros
3.84/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of jkhara12
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parpalapelix
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schavuytje
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
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 JTuomi
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Aethien
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy and a yellow that's close to orange. There is a lot of yeast in the bottle.
Smells like yeast, spices, citrus peels, fresh bread and some more fruitiness I can't really pin down.
It's a little more bitter and less sweet than most witbier I've had. It feels light and crisp, very nice and just right to make it easy to drink with a fairly strong yeast flavour and some tropical fruit next to the usual citrus flavours and a dry and slightly bitter finish that makes me want to drink more as soon as I put my glass down. The higher than normal alcohol isn't noticeable at all.

A lovely witbier that is a little different from the standard and definitely worth trying.

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IJwit from Brouwerij 't IJ
3.84 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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