Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Black color with some foam. Light boozy smell with malty sweetish backbone. Quite boozy taste indeed. The taste has licorice and heaviness. The aftertaste is smooth and calm. Even a little chocolate aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hansvf (331) - - MAY 31, 2015
Snel dood. Viezig bruin zoals barley wines vaker zijn.. Veel gist. Ruikt zoet. Smaakt ook wat te zoet..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (156) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown hazy liquid with stable beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, mollasses. Taste sweet, caramel, dried fruits, some hops, alcohol. Maybe a bit overcarbonated. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (20) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2015
Bottled - Deep amber colour with a thin but long lasting creamy tan head. Sweet malty aromas with a hint of dried frutis like raisins or red fruits and a little bit of herbal hops. Smooth carbonation, full bodied, thick texture. Low hoppy taste, the malty sweetness is dominant. Alcohol warmth is present, but it is not a surprise beside the 9% abv. Fine barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2015
The bottle has over one year. It has still a very big head. The aroma is dark honey and burned caramel. The flavor is balanced and quite easy to drink. Aftertaste makes me think again about old honey. There is also a flavor of cooked red fruits and tart. In the aftertaste I sense some baryard and wet cardboard. The wet cardboard intensifies after each sip. Despite this error the beer is drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
huineman (421) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2015
Very dark brown. Rocky tan froth. Aroma is very low: dough, bread, coffee, grape, caramel. Thin, too sour, light body, short finish. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corkyrory66 (923) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2015
Bière qualifiée de barley wine, mais qui ressemble plutôt à une double un peu forte. Niveau abv de 9 % , refermentation en bouteille. Couleur brun roux, et rousse en transparence. Bulles fines et très vives partout (forte saturation en co2 à l’ouverture). Mousse beige claire, bien crémeuse, qui nappe à 2 mm. Arômes de malt grillé, noisettes, fèves sèches, acajou, pointe de réglisse. 1ère bouche très soyeuse à l’entame curieuse sur de l’eau de cuisson de riz, et des cacahuètes !!! Arrière-bouche plus classique, d’une double basique. 2ème à la texture toujours très soyeuse, mais les saveurs manquent d’harmonie. Arrière-bouche de faible niveau, avec quelques herbes. 3ème avec malt chocolat, pointe de tourbe et fumée, pointe de bogue de noix. Arrière-bouche déséquilibrée, courte. Longueur mieux équilibrée, un peu de fût, mais toujours de curieuses herbes. Jambes marquées, un peu collantes. Levure mince, très petite ligne. Alcool qui vient sur la longueur soutenir un peu l’ensemble. Finale plus sympathique. CONCLUSION : bière qui ne commence que sur la longueur, et montre quelques bonnes dispositions à la fin. La texture par contre est belle dès la 1ère bouche. Donc mi-figue, mi-raisin (sans jeu de mots....) pour une double forte qui voulait plagier un barley wine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
cervmagpt (434) - PORTUGAL - APR 16, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 19B). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 223 09188. AROMA: initial stale aroma like moldy or wet cardboard, with faint vinous and a sweet background. APPEARANCE: very dark copper with slight ruby highlights and hazy. medium beige head with medium-low retention. alcohol viscosity and lacing present. TASTE: slight oxidation flavours (wet cardboard) mixed with faint mold, sweet maltiness and a vinous aspect. low bitterness with a semi-sweet ans roasted finish. no hop flavours. PALATE: full body with a velvety texture and medium carbonation. smooth alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a barley wine with defect flavours and aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (508) - - APR 12, 2015
Dark amber brown colour, with almost no light brown head. Aroma of malts, oak, yeasts and caramel. The same is flavour. Malty notes with sour finish. Fruity aftertaste. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (866) - CROATIA - APR 11, 2015
Hazy deep amber color, thin off white head. Aroma and taste of figs, raspberries, malts, wood, yeast. No alcohol. Fairly sweet with dry finish. Full body, soft to average carbonation. Fruity, complex, little bit strange, good.

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