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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 464   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3020) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
(blacklog) Bottle. Bruneish, brown, ruby hazy pour with tan head. Spiced hop and light malty aromas. Roasted, malty, chocolate and fruit flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ppils (124) - - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark chocolat beer. Aromas of raisin, malts and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee and raisin. A good strong beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (808) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours dark ruby brown with tan head.
Aroma alcohol, dark fruits, sweet, caramel, chocolate, yeast, raisins, some sour.
Taste caramel chocolate fruity sweet, some spice hop bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy. Amazing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tomy63 (185) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2014
couleur ambre foncé, légèrement trouble. Le nez fait un peu dilué, très caramel, sucre brun, chocolat, fruits secs. Mieux en bouche, bonne puissance et bonne ampleur, légèrement acidulée, pas trop sucrée, texture un peu épaisse, caramel, chocolat, fruits cuits (prunes, fruits noirs), raisins secs, réglisse. Bonne longueur. Une bonne bière, qui fait un peu plus Double ou Quadruple belge que Barley Wine.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braastad (384) - FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Hazy dark brown, meduim head. Aroma is sour and fruity, like apple cider. Flavor has coffee, yeast, sourness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Oluthuone Rotterdam, 20140509) The beer poured dark brown and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had malts, caramel and berries. Palate was medium bodied and warming with quite high carbonation. Flavours were caramel, Belgian style yeast, fruitiness, malts and bitterness. Afteraste was malty, yeasty and bitter. A decent strong Belgian ale but what makes this one a barley wine. Palate was annoying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1373) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
330ml bottle from T’Ij Brewery. Pours murky brown with molasses on the nose. Strong barley wine taste with soft caramel, liquorice, molasses, roasted grain, smoke, faint chocolate, a dry nuttiness, assertive bitterness and a prickly carbonation. Great stuff as always from T’ij!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2014
33cl bottle pours with a murky mahogany body that supported a dirty white head for a few seconds. The aroma offers up brown sugar, black strap molasses, some burnt toffee, big dry nuttiness, black licorice and earthy spicy date fruitiness. The taste is on the prickly side with elevated carbonation. Overall the taste is a much like the nose with spicy black licorice and black strap molasses as well as brown sugar covered ripe red apples wedges, a dry toffee and nuttiness and then some date like sweet fruitiness. A different barleywine for sure and not really smooth enough or rich enough with malts but rather the spicy notes kind of break up the experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark with a nice head. Aroma: Malt, caramel. Taste: Medium sweet, roasted, some pleasant bitterness. Palate: full Body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of roast, apple, hints of pear, slight plastic, fruity weird notes. Taste is a mix of big plastic smoke, apple juice, pear, hints of grain, roast, finishing fairly bitter.


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