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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10409) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Hazy deep amber with floaties and a medium off white head. Slightly sour aroma with brett notes, fruits and caramel. Sweet and sour flavor with fruits, caramel and brett notes. Ends dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange to amber with a collapsing tan head. Light mouldy and brett aroma, minor woody note. Flavour is sweet malty with a nice yeast note and more of the same slight citric brett acidity. Mild sulphorish note into the finish. Lingering yeasty and malty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7358) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bright medium amber caramel with slim gray rim. Big funky cherry on the nose--lots of soft sweet sour notes dancing around alongside that. Rich medium body with lively carb. Gorgeous cherry, red wine vinegar, and tangy citrus mid-palate. Mild, lightly minerally finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4353) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2008
Cloudy brown colour, tan head. Aroma had caramel and dark fruits. Flavour is of dried fruits, malts and some caramel. Very nice!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle courtesy of bierkoning. Thanks! Pours very cloudy, muddy, orange-ish, with a small fizzy head that doesnít last. Aroma of grapes and wheat. Odd taste. Donít really know what to make of it. Syrupy mouthfeel. Offputting at first, but it grows on you.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle, brewery. Cloudy dark chestnut, thin offwhite head. Strong alcoholic nose, wheaty, some lemon hop. Mouth is warm wheat with strong alcohol, some cherry glace tones and some other dark fruits. Finishes long and warm, spirit burn present. Rather good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (4344) - Holbśk, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle art home. Hazy, brown with a light brown head, beautiful lacings Aroma heavy malty (caramel, chocolate, dark fruits). Flavor moderate/heavy sweet. Light body despite the strength.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Thanks so much to SoLan for sharing this. Muddy brown, giant tan head. Nose is cherry pie brett, brighter fruits, some caramel. Flavor is cherry pie brett, yeast, quite tart. Caramel/cocoa hides in there, some tea. More bitterness than the other T Ij beers but also more fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2008
11.2 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip produced a good one finger white head on top of a deep reddish brown liquid with the tiniest of little partials floating around the nose on this one is hard to describe musty, fruit, earthy, and yes something I canít describe. Medium slick mouth feel with an oily finish .Flavors on this beer is incredibly complex as well, dark fruits, spices and some funk? Truly a unique beer enough so I have to try another one to nail the description down

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2007
WOWEE tasty mctasterson!! pours delicious with minimal head and a wowee-zowee finish! Notes of caramel.


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