Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A barley wine brewed in the English style. Struis is a full-bodied beer with a deep, dark colour and a soft, long-lasting head. The aroma is dark and sweet, with clear tones of chocolate and dried fruit. The aftertaste is dry and long-lasting, and leaves you yearning for more. A delicious accompaniment to food and ideal with skeapsrond cheese. Struis is only available as a bottled beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1547) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 24, 2015
Marrón, casi opaca. Espuma beige que desaparece a los pocos minutos. Aroma licórico, con notas de chocolate. En boca presenta cuerpo moderado, gas presente y tono igualmente licórico, con un sabor malteado, miel, caramelo, fruto seco. Final sabroso y y licórico.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2024) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 22, 2015
Couleur brune sombre, forte mousse beige. Nez de malt noir et fruité (baies et framboise), note caramel . Gout malté noir et caramel avec baies, fruits noirs, framboises et note de mures. Bon corps onctueux. Fin fruits noirs et caramel. Vraiment pas mal, bien onctueuse et buvable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (615) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
It was an enormous treat to drink this on room-temperature. It has a nice chocolate-like, somewhat brandy-like aroma and some dried fruits. Drank it on Pilsener-temperature the other day and this was all nowhere to be found.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1147) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - OCT 11, 2015
Quite weak for barley wine, yet decent. Mostly malty, some caramel, touch of yeast, dried fruits, bit pine, light floral hops. Moderate sweet with light bitterness. Decent, but nothing fancy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandaritto (117) - LATVIA - OCT 11, 2015
What I like about this brew is that it is not so sweet as other barley wines. Some hints of toffee, coffee and raisins. Still barley wine is not my style, but decent. ABV is also decent :D

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axl (268) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2015
330ml bottle, thanks ShivanDragon! Black with one and a half finger tan head. Aroma of dried dark fruits, raisins, figs, daes, slight booziness, toffee and milk chocolate. Taste is milk chocolate, toffee, datk fruits, raisins, warming alcohol and something slightly vegetabilic in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation and warming but well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (567) - SPAIN - OCT 3, 2015
Dark reddish colour, beautiful hints of red when held to the light. Two fingers off white head, leaving some lace. Smell of whiskey, or some barrel aged liquor, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium to light body, good carbonation. Taste again of whisky, dark fruits, licorice, chocolate, caramel. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Craftmember (35) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle at home, I must be fair, date on the bottle said 10-2015, so I guess this is an old bottle, and therefore most hoppiness will have gone, but nevertheless... It pours a dark brown, reddish amber hue, light tanned head, its at least too dark to see the carbonation. Its aroma is of dark roasted sweet malt, caramel and a very vague hint of hop. In taste I detected mostly sweet roasted malts, reasonably well masqued gin-like acohol, some doughy sense against an umami, silt like background, some sweet milkchocolate, caramel, bayleaf, liquorice like sweetness, which did make me think of that ’sweetness’ that burned milk can have, some very vague hops and fruitiness, there’s a tiny citric acid edge(lemon) to the aftertaste. It’s got nice soft carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel, but by no means that proclaimed long aftertaste, let alone the fruit and chocolate, even the long lasting head wasn’t very lasting... So I guess it was the age of the bottle, I will try it again some day with a younger brew, but I’m surpirsed that a barleywine doesn’t age well... This bottle though, was nice as it was, and I did enjoy it, can’t wait to taste a younger one now!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1899) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 17, 2015
Pours a dark coppery brown color, topped with a semi-large and very creamy tan colored head. Mild aroma of chocolate, some hints of caramel notes, a bit biscuity as well. Some dry fruit presence, prunes? Taste is sweet, a bit too sweet and malty actually, chocolate and caramel feel. Very creamy with a bit of warming alcohol feel. Not a bad one, though a bit too strong and sweet. Still doable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours brouwn with beige head. Dryed fruits, raisin, caramel coffee, a bit chocolate and licorice. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. Lovely barley wine, English style but more carbonated.

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