Brewed by Brouwerij ít 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2730) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
Pours a muddy brown colour with thin lasting head. Aroma has lots of sweet, dried fruits. Flavour also has this sweetness with a light, spicy yeasty edge too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (823) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 1, 2014
Deep brown colour huge light beige head which lasts for several minutes; aroma of biscuit, caramel, herbal notes alcohol and some earthy notes and yeasts ; taste of roasted malt, hoppy bitterness, some yeast and herbal notes againand alcohol. Spicy alcoholic dry aftertaste. Correct barley wine with a bit less maltyness than usually

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: light clouded brown beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: some burned malts, sweet, caramel. TASTE: sweet, some alcohol, herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sureshpa (274) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
Aroma: Syrup, (chestnut)nutty, caramel, hint of roast Appearance: Brown, amber, red glow, off white slowly disappearing head, little yeast flying around, soft carbonation, medium lace Taste: Caramel, (chest)nutty, quite creamy, no real bitterness, ends bit dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (183) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
On tap at Brouwerij ít IJ. Black color, average beige head. Aroma biscuit, caramel, quite hoppy and malty. Taste medium sweetness, heavy bitterness, alcohol is totally hidden. Full body, creamy texture, medium bitter-sweet finish. This is a top beer but not the best one from ít IJ.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (250) - FRANCE - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a muddy amber-brown color with a thick white head. Nose is smoke, caramel and honey. Taste is macerated fruits, molasse, smoke and chocolate. Sweet finish, but a strange aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2964) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bardzo dobre Barley Wine w brytyjskim stylu, trawiaste owocowe zwlaszcza owoc granatu mi tu dominowal, spora wszechstronnosc. Moze nie za mocne jak na Barley Wine ale niesamowicie tresciwe, rubinowo ciemno czerwone, prawie brunatne i z niewielka metnoscia. Bardzo spora piana nawet trwala jak na ten styl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
langeveld12 (191) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a large frothy off-white head that slowly diminishes. Body is hazy red brown, sparkles are visible. Aroma contains moderate malts (light bread, grain, molasses), light hops (herbs, resin, orange, lemon), light yeasts (earth) and raisin, pear, pineapple, cherry, cassis, apple, spices and forest fruits. Flavor is light acidic with moderate sweet added which goes to heavy sweet and light bitter and some warming alcohol. Body is medium to full with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WhoU (102) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at Brouwerij ?t IJ. Pours dark brown caramel with nice medium off white head. Strong wheat, bread, malt, caramel molasses aroma. Taste sweet sting initially with dry finish. Very enjoyable overall. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy long-lasting off-white head. The aroma is treacle, burnt toffee, yeast, red-berry fruit and some malt. The flavour is medium bitter with an alcohol liqourice malt palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Superb when freshly opened but quickly went stale.

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