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Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a clear dark orangish brown appearance with a light brown head. Apple, pear, caramel, bready, a bit smoky aroma. Boozy, smoky molasses, heavy fruity flavor. Not my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suedehead288 (333) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2014
2014.04 - 33cl - donkerbruin, mokka schuimkraag - neus : bijzonder fruitig (aangenaam), mout - mond : fruitig, zoet, beetje koffie, vrij veel koolzuur, bitter naar het einde

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keeszorge (27) - - APR 23, 2014
Lekker donker bier met zeer volle schuimkraag. Heeft een fruitige smaak gecombineerd met bittere afdronk.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2014
Almost sour aroma is a bit off putting. Effervescent for this style of beer, drinks more like a dark strong belgian than the barley wine that it is classified here as. Chocolate notes linger, caramel background and evident yet smooth alcohol levels make for a very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baton (31) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark cooper/bruin colour, good beige head. Aroma: malts, drained fruits, some alcohol notes. Taste: drained fruits, malts, yeast. Soft carbonation, medium, nearly full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonBeer (94) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
(Drinking date: 20 April 2014) Hazy ruby red coloured beer with fast disappearing beige foam. Creamy aroma of wood, vanilla and malts. Taste is not very special. Bitter and sweet at the same time. Starts bitter, then quickly a sweetness comes in, and it ends with a bittersweet, creamy aftertaste. Also a bit of milkchocolate in the taste. The mouthfeel is perfect. Medium carbonation with a medium thick body. Overall, this beer is nice. Not the best I have ever had, but it was a good beer. That’s why I give it the total score of 3.6

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1121) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Donker chocoladebruine kleur met een volle en blijvende fijne bruine kraag. Ruikt barley, crème, vanille. Smaakt vol, zoetig, crème, vanille. Iets bittere en alcohol afdronk.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6865) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (551) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Troebel bruin, niet heel veel kraag maar wel een blijvend randje. Ruikt zoetig, mout, snoepspekkies. Smaakt vrij zoet, vaag likeurig met een zuur randje, niet erg complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (418) - POLAND - APR 11, 2014
Barwa: miedziana, zmętniona. Piana kremowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, dość szybko opadająca, ale utrzymująca się na ściankach. Wysycenie średnie. Aromat: alkohol, ciemne słody, suszone owoce, może lekka czekolada. Smak: czekolada, alkohol, lekka słodycz (na początku). Druga część piwa (z drożdżami) przynosi nutę karmelową i większa goryczkę.


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