Zatte | Brouwerij 't IJ

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
190 Ratings
ZatteZatte
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ
Netherlands
brouwerijhetij.nl

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first beer to come out of our vats, back in 1985, making it the classic beer of Brouwerij ‘t IJ. It is a ‘tripel’, the category reserved for the stronger, blonde beers in Belgian tradition. Zatte more than lives up to expectations in this respect. It is a full-bodied, golden beer with a scent of fresh fruit mingled here and there with a hint of grain. The flavour is slightly sweet, ending with a fine, dry aftertaste. A delicious beer that can be enjoyed in all seasons.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,985
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
190
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of FrankCazabon
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More on the bright side of the tripel spectrum, but one of the better "blone" tripels I have had. Very well made, with hay, flowers, and a fruit bouquet of apple, lemon, grapefruit among other, intermixed with the belgian spices, malts, honey and yeast. Medium bodied, and drinkable.

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Photo of D1noB
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hoppy spice that isn't overpowering. For the strength it is quiet giant. A great beer that leaves you wanting more. Slight dryness on the end little bit of a lot.

Taste rating in words: a boxer with equal parts balance, speed, and power.

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Photo of bloodsky
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

absolutely delicious, wonderful aroma, and it even looks great in a glass

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Photo of eawolff99
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTastesGood
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Brouweij't IJ beer. Very tasty, as Belgians are, but not extraordinary. I would drink again.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bird_soul
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dudecandle
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ntomich
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light orange haze with an average head of foam. Lots of clove in the smell with some malt, yeast and orange notes. The taste is also quite clovey at first, but develops as the beer warms up. It's actually quite herby and spicy after a while. It's quite dry, and it even tastes umami to me, which also gives this beer's taste some mushroom characteristics, probably due to the yeast flavour. Mouth feel is medium to full bodied and gentle. I'm giving this beer some extra points overall, as i liked it originality. Might not be everyone's cup of tea though.

EDIT: Had another one, but this one tasted as a decent but pretty standard tripel. Pilsener hops, orange, clove and malt in the nose and mouth, with a medium body and nice carbo. A little sweet, a little sour, a little bitter. Nothing extraordinary here. Has the recipe changed? Has the previous beer been maturing for a while? Was I another person a year ago? Ah well, all in all: decent but standard, score has been lowered a bit to reflect this.

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Photo of cistercienzer
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Full-bodied, caramel/liquorice hint, low carbon, bit too sweet, but overall balanced tripel.

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Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeersIsTheName
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ongefilterd bier, altijd vijf reeten!

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Photo of tottel
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGottschalk
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Zatte from Brouwerij 't IJ
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 190 ratings