Columbus | Brouwerij 't IJ

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
159 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ
Netherlands
brouwerijhetij.nl

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An amber, craft beer with generous amounts of hops and alcohol. This copper-gold beer is a real heavyweight and a must for beer lovers. The liberal quantities of malt and bitter hops create a complex, full flavour. It starts as slightly sweet with malty aromas of chocolate, fruit and grain, while the bitter hops stand out nicely in the aftertaste. A feast for the connoisseur!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,784
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
159
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of The_Bujon
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok Dutch not Belgian, but close enough.

Pours a lovely copper clear body but a disappointing head, especially given the tulip glass.

Aroma is packed with ripe fruit, plum and banana to the fore, backed with a spicy malt.

Taste is in the same vain, lovely and malty, spicy and full of those fruits.

Feel is a touch heavy with sweetener supplements, and leaves a dry coating to the tongue.

Overall, pretty good, but not in the top division...a shame was expecting more from a 9% amber.

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Photo of n2185
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 54V4G3
2.99/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of caeleanb
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brokenlaunchpad
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giangio
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weinig schuim, veel Mout en hop, bitter, maar toch zoet .

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Photo of stephenlee
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bird_soul
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lhwjanssen
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gspeer711
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Coppery to yellow body with a small white head that had no retention nor lacing.
S: Just as my other Brouwerij't IJ beers, it's pretty much yeasty with some sweetness from the malt. Nice but not inmovative.
T: The taste is sweet, yeasty with just a small touch of orange.
M: The body has medium density, medium carbonation and just a bit bitter in the end, which is awesome for the style.
O: OK, in one day I've had three Brouwerij't IJ beers. Columbus is actually the best beer from them. Appearances and aromas need to be reworked but I feel I can relate to this brewery.

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Photo of DylanBrkhff
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexFields
3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erk0607
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkhara12
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Columbus from Brouwerij 't IJ
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 159 ratings