Zatte

This was the first beer to come out of our vats, back in 1985, making it the Brouwerij ‘t IJ classic beer. It is a ‘tripel’, the category reserved for the stronger blonde beers crafted in the Belgian tradition, and Zatte more than lives up to expectations. It’s a full-bodied, golden beer with a scent of fresh fruit mingled here and there with a hint of grain. The flavour is slightly sweet, ending with a fine, dry aftertaste. A delicious classic to be enjoyed in all seasons.

Organic
Alcohol percentage
: 8%
Drinking temperature: 8 – 10 degrees Celsius

Zattepeter
1711

17 comments on "Zatte"

  1. Tait Lythgoe on

    Amazing stuff

  2. I think this is the best tripel that I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a lot of them from all over the world) – can’t wait to visit later today.

  3. Spent a few days in Amsterdam before leaving on a cruise up the Rhine. This is a terrific tripel, and yes possibly one of or the best I’ve had. I picked up some before our trip and have been sharing with others who also have really enjoyed this fine beer.

  4. Mark Cooling on

    Drank this on our visit to Amsterdam last week and was so impressed by it didn’t try anything else all week. Simply the best beer I have ever had. Wish I could buy it on the UK.

  5. E. Sanders on

    Had this at a restaurant in Amsterdam while on holiday and this beer has been on my mind non-stop since! Loved it! I wish I could get it in Germany but no luck so far, hopefully my next visit I can stock up and bring some home!?

  6. Alexander Vorobyev on

    Even though in Netherlands you could try a great selection of Dutch and Belgian beers, this one is really special. It simply tastes good, strong enough and gives you such an amazing aftertaste. If you haven’t tried this yet — don’t wait any longer, you will love it!

  7. Patrick Van Baekel on

    Ik dronk deze vorige week in Sloten, Friesland. Als Belg ben ik wel wat gewoon, maar deze tripple staat voor mij toch bij de toppers. Zeer puur bier, met een aangename smaak. Ik heb gezien dat ik hem in de plus-supermarkt in Balk kan kopen. Voorraadje inslaan dus 😊…

  8. Loved this beer during our trip to Amsterdam summer 2017 – can I buy it anywhere in the US?

  9. Matthew Roberts on

    Is it possible to buy Zatte in the UK? I’ve been looking for it since leaving the Netherlands a year ago.

    • Brouwerij 't IJ on

      Hello Matthew, good to hear you’ve been looking for our beer that long. Unfortunately we don’t export to the UK (yet). Even if our beers make it across the Channel, we’re unaware of their destination. Hope you’ll stumble upon some Zatte soon though!

  10. I have to say this is one of my favorite beers ever. Had it last fall, when I was visiting Amsterdam, the hotel staff recommended it to me and I fell in love with the taste. I’m so happy I tried it, will recommend it to all of my friends from now on!

  11. Lord Austin & Lord Ellard on

    Liquid Happiness, this beer flows through my veins and powers my very existence. Me and Ellard are legendary Zatte drinkers, known throughout the lands as Zatte Overlords. This brew is simply perfecrtion, from the fine trippel filtered consistency to the masculine and domineering aftertaste, establishing the importance and relevance of this beer in the world brewing economy. A must drink beer for any human anywhere. Long Live Zatte!

  12. I need more Zatte! Another reason to keep coming back…

  13. Andy Mitchell on

    I’m a Brit who’s been living in Amsterdam for 12 years, so I’m familiar with the wonderful Brouwerij ‘t IJ. This tripel, is very special. It’s fast become one of my favourite beers. The brewers have brewed it in the style of the classic Belgian tripel beer and then in my opinion, made it better. They’ve have done a magnificent job of developing their yeast. They’ve ensured the all important yeast esters are consistent for every batch. I’m drinking a Zatte as I write this. The flavour is deep and complex, with hints of citrus and summer fruits. When served at the recommended temperature, it has a rich, creamy and delicate floral head. The beer is slightly malty sweet and there’s a delightful long and refreshing light hop finish. This is a superbly well balanced tripel. I think Zatte should be thought of as a true Dutch classic. If I was a religious man, I could easily imagine God on his day off, kicking back with his feet up, enjoying a few of these beauties. Yeah, it’s that good. Thankfully, Zatte is now found in most of the Dutch supermarkets.

  14. Best tripel I’ve ever had, one of my top five beers overall. Any way to get Zatte in the US?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.