PaasIJ | Brouwerij 't IJ

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34 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ
Netherlands
brouwerijhetij.nl

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of schavuytje
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
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

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Photo of RuudJH
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
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).

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Photo of rpopescu
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patto1ro
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of jasperfriedrich
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of page101
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of bird_soul
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rukeli76
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dansmcd
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of Aethien
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jsnoek
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jroof1
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elbrownbag
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of supermeniscus
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wl0307
3.88/5  rDev 0%
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).

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Photo of Dzu
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BJSmit
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewhemoth
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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PaasIJ from Brouwerij 't IJ
3.88 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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