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


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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (8200) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2007
Bottle. Very hith loff-white long lasting fluffy head. Hazy orange body. Aroma of sour berries with the addition of alcohol and hops. Not sour but acidic flavor dominated by alcohol, too dominated in fact, with little carbonation and a long aftertaste. "Not my cup of tea". Too much alcohol in aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10192) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2007
Mahogany red with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of yeast, bread, dark fruits and the flavour of sweetness, roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, figs, cane sugar and a light sourness, that has a bit tart hints. 2450

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Pours to a murky chestnut body with lots of small white/tan particulate. A thin coating tan head with dense lacing sits on top. The aroma is yeasty with tart lemon juice and a nice bready grain. Very house-styled ít IJ aroma. The flavor is really yeasty with tart pale malt and light lemon and banana. Perhaps some oranges. Lots of earthy yeasts. Doesnít taste much different as a whole than the other ít IJ beers. Perhaps somethingís lost in translation? :) The palate is carbonated, lightly acidic, and earthy. It grows on me the more I drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asedzie (762) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Pours hazy brown with khaki head. Smell is banana bread, alcohol, vanilla. Taste is prominently banana, rubbing alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel. This beer was a trip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (12266) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle. Frothy off-white excellent mostly lasting head. Ugly brown muddy colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Moderate bitter salty finnish. Oily palate. Not so great BSA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle from god knows where. Salty malty nose. Lovely amber colour with a very well behaved off white head. Tangy malty flavour. Fairly one dimensional but decent enough. Slightly milky. Alcohol is hidden well apart from a slight spirit like burn at the back of the throat in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Pours a hazy mahogany brown color with a tan head. Aroma is raisins, malty, brown sugar, and a hint of honey. Flavor is malty, apricot, honey, and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8915) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2007
Hazy orange-foxy beer with a good yellow-beige head. Very perfumed nose, even raspberry. Yeasty, fusel alcohols betraying themselves. Again very perfumed taste, a hint at tartness, and a lot of esters. Fruity, like strawberry flavouring, but a tad artificial. Well bodied, slick, oily, alcohol. Artificial strawberry flavour remaining in the aftertaste. A bit perfumey, and it is not a beer that one would drink at more than one an evening. Would be hard to swallow fast, even discarding the ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Draft - Hazy amber body, creamy light beige head, lacing; Small malty sweet fruity nose; Soft fruity bitter body, very soft texture and carbonation; Fruity slightly bitter and very a little sour finish, malty, buttery aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgiskOlklub (1001) - Viby J, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2007
Great beer. Earthy and basement aromas frem the yeast. Brown with , big white foam. Medium sweetness and a rather special hoppy finish.

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