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

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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emek (67) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Opis wiernie oddaje walory tego piwa. Świetne barley wine, dobrze zbalansowane, alkohol mało wyczuwalny mimo 9%, czysta przyjemność od pierwszego do ostatniego łyku.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpkeskinen (324) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Drank from a bottle. Quite nice. A bit sweet. I was expecting a bit more flavour. Looks nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1674) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color with a thick foamy off-white head. Aroma of berries, vanilla, oak and yeast. Sweet taste with some sourness. Sweet and medium bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (219) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2014
0,33 l bottle. Clear, dark brownish-red with a foamy, stable, tan head. Malty, slightly roasty aroma of prunes, candied cherries, molasses and candy sugar. Sweetish, slightly roasty taste of prunes, candied cherries, molasses and candy sugar with a slightly alcoholic, warming finish. Medium to full body, creamy texture, flat carbonation. Really nice beer that looks beautiful and tastes rather sweet but good. The aroma could be a bit more intense. Awesome winter warmer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kokos666 (12) - Gliwice, POLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Butelka 330 3 miesi?ce po terminie. Piana ladna po 5 minutach opada i fajnie oblepia szklo. Barwa miedziana metna. W zapachu Alkohol slody miod karmel czerwone owoce. W smaku stonowane nie za slodkie nie za wytrawne ale pelne. dominuja slody karmel i miod + zalegajaca alkoholowa goryczka. Czuc te 9%. Piwo srednie berdziej jak tripel niz barley wine. Kosztuje ok 10zl wiec za taka cene mozna sprbowa?.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (462) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle, pours dark brown with an off white head. Figs, prunes, wood, candy sugar, nutmeg, chocolate. Sweet, slightly vinous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1793) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 14, 2014
33cl bottle. Dark brown. Thin head. Medium sweetness. Aroma is Hoppy, fruity, malty. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (461) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
Mezzomix. S, dunkle Frchte, Hefe, Karamell, Wein. Se, Hefe, Banane, dunkle Frchte.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xstream (192) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
It?s the nice smooth barley wine. Not so overwhelming whiny as some. There is barley, brown sugar, salty and mild sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1111) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
0,33l bottle Appearance: Hazy purplish brown. with a small ring as head. aroma: Sherry ( fruity alcoholic) , caramel, malt. Taste: Starts with caramel & chocolate then some fruits and alcohol before there is a light bitter and still sweet finish . Aftertaste of chocolate & fruits. Body is thin and a bit oily. low carbonation. While actually being too sweet, it never becomes too much. It has some interesting complexity which is hard to descibe.


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