Brewed by Brouwerij ’t 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2005
This beer is a dark reddish-brown color with a thick long-lasting head, great-looking yeast sea monkeys and moderate lacing. The palate is nice—moderately thick with velvety carbonation. The aromas are a trip: pipe tobacco, raisins and dates, cellar, alcohol and damp garden soil. Very earthy and warming. The flavor is mildly bitter-sweet with an average-length finish. Yes, please! Pretty darn drinkable for 9%!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5528) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2005
Bottled. Hazy brown, beige head. Sourish chocolate-aroma. Full chocolate-flavour with a warm alco-feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark amber with a small, off-white head. Slightly tart, fruity nose. Caramelish sweetness with some odd - but pleasant - fruity notes of....pineapple! Must be an ester. No real bitterness. 291005

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2005
Somewhat hazy amber, offwhite head. Malty aroma with toffee, chocolate, vanilla, plum and cream. Creamy, milky flavor, vanilla, licorice notes. Quite mild finish and very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 Nice dark coloured. Brown. A lot of yeast, malts and fruits. Complex flavour gets better when you let it rest for a while in the glass. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
Murky brown pour with lots of floaties and a medium light brown head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of leather, yeast, malt and caramel. Very good flavor of leather, yeast, malt and caramel. The body has a light to medium thickness with a creamy and dry texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle, sampled at The Rover, Göteborg. Dark brown. Quadrupel nose - plum, licorice, residual sugars. Full, chewy body with notes of chocolate, licorice(impy stout comes to mind), plum, dark apples. Pretty complex. Bitter exit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2005
This beer rocked my socks. As previously noted in many places, I am somewhat picky in liking Belgian strongs, so this was a nice surprise--and something I will be buying again. The aroma is candied oranges, molasses, rum, brown sugar, raisins, anise, wood, caramel, and some type of flower. Deep cloudy mahoghany topped with a diminishing offwhite head. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, thick, heavy, rish, coating, with a lasting maltiness on the swallow. Taste started sweet and syrupy, moved quickly to a spiced, fruity middle, and ended on a chocolate note. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
(At Fynske Øldage) Amber color. Steady small head. Very malty. Hollow body. Yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy red brown coloured with a medium sized yellow head. Sweet aroma of pine needles, overriped fruit, dried fruits and caramel. Flavour of pine needles, caramel and hops with notes of dried fruits.

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