Zatte | Brouwerij 't IJ

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178 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ
Netherlands
brouwerijhetij.nl

Style: 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
Ratings:
178
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.03%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of dudecandle
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ntomich
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of cistercienzer
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeersIsTheName
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
5/5  rDev +33%
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 +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGottschalk
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: yellow-orange, slightly hazy with yeast particles. White foam, not too high, on average lasted.
Aroma: Malt, where fruit is mainly oranges, slightly spicy.
Taste: fruity, again sweet orange and candied orange peel, coriander, spicy and even notes of yeast.
Gentian not very high, slightly herbal and grassy. High saturation, appropriate.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gspeer711
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deltoro
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisroarshack
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dzu
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank in Café Kale.

A: The body is pure crystal yellow, no bubbling, with a white head that has no retention but has some lacing. For a tripel, this looks good but the minor head appears to be a constant in this brewery.
S: Yeasty and malty. The aroma is really great.
T: The taste is mostly yeasty and malty, but this time with a great addition of something I can't really recall what it is. This tripel feels like a bit more licquor-y and that's great.
M: For a 9% ABV, this is great. The alcohol provides a more dense and licquor-y feel, it's great.
O: Now this a good a good tripel. I'll have more of this in the future.

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Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle. Pale yellow, with a thin white head. Smells like bitter herbs, spices, yeast. The taste follows the same note, with bitter herbal hops, spicy yeast and a (too) sweet malty backbone.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Zatte from Brouwerij 't IJ
3.76 out of 5 based on 178 ratings.
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