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Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (627) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 Aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol. A bit herbal. Flavour is quite sweet. Thick and oily.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1156) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown beer with a good white head. Smells chocolate, fruity. Tastes chocolate, sweet fruits, herbs. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture. Nice one!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GraveAtSea (130) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Color: Hazy brown/dark amber, dirty white head, disappear quickly. Aroma: dried fruits, dried dates, jam, raisins, candied fruits. Taste is sweet with delicate bitterness. Plum jam, fruit liqueur, dried fruits, plums. Long warming finish. Full body, low carbonation. Texture oily, thick, liqueur. Good classic Barley Wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atrox (105) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma of malt, caramel and some herbs. In taste we ve got malty sweetness, raisins, spices with warming alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
33 cl bottle, bbe 03/2014 (reduced price). Had this many times before (and fresh) from the late 80s onwards. Dark brown/red color, hazy. Rocky, dense off white head with good retention. Aromas of caramel malts, brown sugar, red fruit, somewhat yeasty and light spices. Flavor is moderate to full sweet. Medium to full bodied. Flavor lingers, but no new taste. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (861) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy dark brown color with small frothy light brown head, fair lacing, sparkling appearance and many floating body particles. Aroma of strong caramel malt, yeast, wood, herbal hops and with some vanilla notes. Taste starts with moderate sweet malt, follows by dark fruits and alcohol, spicy and warming mouthfeel with moderate bitter finish and long aftertaste. Full body, thick texture and lively natural carbonation in palate. Feels more like quadrupel...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Drunk from unchilled bottle. Thin tan head, sweet nutty taste. Wish I had drunk it chilled.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2014
Brown colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Well balanced beer. Starts sweet with notes of caramel and liquorice. Some roastiness. Hoppy bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (276) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Middle brown color with cream-coloured head. Aroma of sweet ripe fruit. Flavor is sweet and slightly spicy. Good body but a little too short finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1370) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle Beers of Europe. Rich aroma, plenty of fruit cake, some spices and cloves and plenty of warmth. A big beer, yet quite a short finish.


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