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


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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4415) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (4428) - 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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 5, 2007
Dark Brown color, medium head. Aroma: Malt, tost, prunes, banana, chocolate. Palate: Malt, chocolate, spice, alcohol well-balanced, coriander. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
11.3 oz bottle. Dark brown beer, no head at all. Quite oily on the pour. Swet fruity aroma wit loads of dark plums, cherries and a hint of chocolate. Raisins and a rummy/molasses character. A touch of sherryish oxidation. A little bit of dustiness. Very chewy and sweet, but with an unusual sweetness. A bit of sweet nutty almondy character. Flavour shows great balance, sherry, almonds, cherry pits and plums. Warming intensifies the raisiny/plummy sweetness but it never gets cloying. Quite a lovely brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrefwoordPunk (943) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2007
Pours a beautiful amberish brown with a small tan head and the aroma of a typical triple. Taste is not exactly like a triple but it isnít that easy to describe, You can taste bits of, caramel, cocolate, banana, prunes, citrus, roasted malt and brown sugar (and Iím sure there many more to be found in this beer. Very nice mildly sweet and bitter finish. Great beer

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