Saturday, May 10, 2014

Columbus by Brouwerij ‘t IJ

Columbus by Brouwerij ‘t IJ (9%)

This beer came all the way from Amsterdam courtesy of my brother in law, and damn it was fine. It was, it's fair to say, quite unlike any beer I can think of, but let's be honest, that's not saying much...

First off, you're punched slap bang in the face by a really smokey aroma. This, surprisingly, didn't carry through to the taste though. Alongside hefty helpings of hops, the big finish mellowed to notes of tart apple, and left a sour and bitter yet malty aftertaste. Unusual and complex; an acquired taste. 


bigskula said...

Visited the brewery very recently, doing some really good stuff. Well worth a visit in itself since it's a windmill!

Callum said...

Brouwerij 't Ij is producing winner after winner at the moment- a white IPA, a pale ale with rare Motueka hops, something they classify as a lager, but is something altogether different (Flink). As bigskula said- well worth a visit!