Zatte | Brouwerij 't IJ

ZatteZatte
BA SCORE
3.78/5
179 Ratings
ZatteZatte
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
Ranking:
#18,473
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
179
pDev:
12.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

an abbey triple with a light blonde color with full fruity coriander and clove spice-like odor full flavor of malt and mandrel hints of clove coriander cinnamon spice with a dry aftertaste

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at Cafe de Koe & on tap at t'IJ, Amsterdam.

Dark blonde with lacey white sheets.
Apple, brown bread, a touch of lemon balm and/or zingy yeast on the nose.
Rock candy, golden plum, lots of honey, a lemony hit and a cut grass hops.
Ginger bread cookie finish and tight tingly linger.
Crisp, medium side of light, round.

The bottle was a bit brown and muddy, smelled almost like a dubbel, and was missing white pepper and that snappiness you get from a good tripel.
On draft at the brewery it was much paler with a brighter nose, smooth, but still short on citrus and hops.

Overall, a round, sweet tripel, light on the yeasty flavors and edge, but balanced and drinkable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Frenzi, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin film on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The aroma is quite fruity and has apples and bananas along with hints of yeast and spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some additional flavors of candi sugars.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has some complexity and is enjoyable to sip. The alcohol is relatively well hidden from the taste.

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Zatte from Brouwerij 't IJ
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 179 ratings
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