PaasIJ
Brouwerij 't IJ

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Style:
Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #83
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #25,101
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 10.62%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
37
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Brouwerij 't IJ
 
Netherlands
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  10
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Our bokbier for Easter; not too sweet, thereby producing a fine flavour. The flavour and aromas give a nicely balanced mix of fruit, coriander, yeast and hops. An enjoyable combination in which the bitter element gets an additional boost from the lightly roasted malt. The aftertaste is slightly sparkling, with a long-lasting, fresh, sweet flavour. An excellent beer for celebrating the arrival of spring!
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marcbosch from Netherlands

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: somewhat hazy orange, half a finger of dense head.
Smell: fruity, with both hops and (possibly) esters. Yeasty. Bready. Coriander is there.
Taste: balanced, following the nose: yeast, bread, spices, and both fruity and grassy hops.
Feel: Highly carbonated (a tad too much for my taste), medium body, dry finish.
Overall: This feels like the cross of a Belgian Pale Ale and a Maibock, which is pretty much what they were aiming for (and what many Dutch "Spring bocks" are). Good drink.

Mar 11, 2019
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Zet from Netherlands

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely golden carbonation and a decent head that leaves lots of pretty lacing. Smells bohemian: lots of pilsener hops and malt. Tastes a lot like toast initially, but hints of liquorice, coriander and light fruits (tangerine, orange) make their way through. It gets a really nice malty profile after a few sips and the intensity of flavour is very nice. Finish has the pilsener hops doing their thing again and there are also hints of liquorice and coriander sticking to the palate. Medium-bodied, refreshing and sparkly. Nice spring beer, let the sunshine in!

Apr 07, 2017
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schavuytje from Netherlands

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

smells sour as an herbal bouquet comes in here drinking a pleasantly bitter and the roller makes a sparkling sweetness you desire a spring terrace 'T IJ goes with it

Dec 25, 2016
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a Brouwerij't IJ glass.

A: The body is very low carbonated with a yellow colour with a non existent (white) head that has totally no retention nor lacing - just a thing in this brewery.
S: The aroma has a big citrus profile with a yeasty hint.
T: The taste is mostly yeasty, just like all the beers from this brewery. There's little to no complexity on the taste of these beers, they mostly appear to be the same.
M: The carbonation feels a bit harsh with a medium to low body. The beer appears to be kinda out of date.
O: Just finished my tour on Brouwerij't IJ, it's good to acceptable with an awesome expectation for the future of this brewery.

Apr 17, 2016
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Marius from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle. Pale amber, clear, with a white head. Smells like yeast, yeast spices and faint sourness. Bitter-sweet and metallic taste, with notes of honey, herbal hops, spices. Actually quite enjoyable.

Aug 05, 2015
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle at Café van Daele, Amsterdam:
This one wasn't a bad effort from 't IJ although I didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much as I did their Zatte tripel. This one had quite an unusual aroma that I couldn't quite place at times but the taste wasn't a bad one at all & overall the balance of the beer was pleasant with some bitterness at the end to counter the sweetness that featured throughout. An easy enough beer to drink & one that I'm glad I tried, particularly as it's a spring seasonal but I'm not sure it's one that I'd pick again.

May 14, 2015
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Brewhemoth from Netherlands

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 330ml bottle into a tulip pint.

A: Pours a clear light-golden amber, with a dense white head. Really nice head retention, leaving good lacing on the glass. Not too visibily active.
S: Right after the pour, very yeasty. After a while, some bready malts come through, maintaining some spicy yeast notes. Corriander and citrus.
T: Quite yeasty up front, followed by dark-bread grain flavors and yeast. The after taste is pretty
M: Pretty thick and smooth/silky. Leaves a bit of a tingle on the tounge.

Apr 07, 2014
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Aethien from Netherlands

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Orangy yellow colour with a massive white head that sticks around and leaves a lot of lacing.
Wheat, yeast, some wet grass and a little orange peel in there.
Great yeast taste up front with more grassy and some orange flavours following. Finishes with an alcoholic sweetness.
It's light, smooth and refreshing.

A little heavier and more earthy in taste than usual for a strong pale ale but it goes down so easily, this is a beer made for drinking.

Apr 09, 2012
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dansmcd from Australia

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - creamy white head with excellent retention caps an effervescent pale amber body.

S - mainly floral and yeasty notes, green apple and coriander feature also.

T - belgian yeast, bit of spiciness, acidic tart apples, not big flavours but subtley beautiful.

M - highly carbonated, medium in body.

O - this is a little beauty, very glad I came across it at the International Beer Shop. Highly drinkable and thirst quenching.

Feb 22, 2012
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RuudJH from Netherlands

4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

PaasIJ, the ale from brewery 't IJ, could have been meant for Easter. Bottle 33 cl. , bb. jan-2011.

Unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle conditioned bio-beer.

Looks golden orange, fluffy head, nice lacing, ok carbonation, and very active from the bottle.
Smell and taste are of grassy, piny and citric hops. Good malts, raw smell and taste from the yeast. Apricot in the background.
Sweet alcohol in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: smooth and easy going down.
Good drink: refreshing and warming at the same time.

A very pleasant and complex brew from this brewery.
One of their best, I think. It reminded me of Arabier, from De Dolle Brouwers (also an unpasteurized beer).

Nov 04, 2010
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patto1ro from Netherlands

4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale yellow with a dense white head. Masses of coriander in the aroma, rounded off with some citrus and orange, neutral taste with coriander and fruit aromas. A bitter, spicy finish that ends very dry.

Very good beer, with lots of coriander. Varies a bit from year to year, but usually pretty good.

Jun 29, 2006
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wl0307 from England

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted by half-pint on tap, Lowlander Cafe, Drury Lane, Central London. The beer menu says this is a Spring/Easter special beer brewed with coriander and curacao... Served chilled in an Affligem goblet.

A: cloudy/hazy pale amber hue, coming with a nice frothy white beer head which sustains just well.
S: restrained grainy malts, very creamy; on top of a mild coriander-spicy and curacao-citrus note ladden with green apple-ish perfumy fruitiness... A harmony on the aroma~~
T: creamy-textured grainy flavour upfront, followed by a light taste of honey-tea, hints of perfumy citrus-zest/curacao, and faintly coriander touch plus a metallic hint at the back. Very soft aftertaste of grains and residual bittering hop flavour, plus a lingering green apple-ish perfume.
M&D: extremely silky smooth and creamy... medium-bodied ale with a fuller profile underneath. A decent seasonal pale ale worth trying (not for those looking for bold flavours, though).

Apr 24, 2006
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paterlodie from Belgium

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Coded No 7 BBE 1(or 11)-07. 7% ABV. Poors in with nice head and nicely opalizing golden to orange beer under it. Smell shows lots of koreander and curaceau and candy so maltyness is hardly noticed but litle tomatojuice/sweet corn slightly in the back. Taste is also lots of koreander in witch this brew IMO is overdone,, further uiet alcoholic, candysugar and going then over in long and bit hanging aftertaste. Makes mouthfeel also bit rough and that in combination with flowery koreanderfields not in harmony. Still an enjoyable brew and IMO no bock but more a BSPA or BPA.

Mar 24, 2006
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 37 ratings