Monday 13 June 2011
’t IJ IJbok
We’ve had a number of very good beers from Brouwerij ’t IJ in Amsterdam in the past but never their IJbok. Surely this is a safe bet.
’t IJ IJbok pours a deep amber with a creamy head. The taste is slightly sweet caramel with notes of roasted tomato and burnt paprika. It evolves in the mouth into a very prominent burnt malt aftertaste, which leaves a lasting bitterness.
It’s certainly complex and interesting. I’m not sure I’d rush out to find another bottle, but I’d order it again when I needed a bit of warmth on a gloomy, overcast day.