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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (401) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Deep brown with a slight red glow. Nice off white head that fades quickly. Aroma with touches of sugar, caramel and malts. The taste is sweetish and has a nice bitterness in the aftertaste combined with the glow of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1363) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 21, 2016
Dark brown colored, red hue, unclear, small+ beige head. aroma is of brown sugar, toffee, nuts, dried fruits, spices and yeast. Taste is very sweet caramel, toffee, nutty, toast, brown sugar, dried fruits, bit spiced, some yeast, bready finish, some alcohol, moderate- bitterness. Full bodied, soft carbonation, bit sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton_w (249) - - JAN 15, 2016
Ruby to brown color, with a thin offwhite head. Malty aroma. Sweet. A bit too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (476) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2016
Wazig bruin bier met snelzakkende cremkleurige schuimkraag. Kruidige neus met pruimentoets. Smaak: zurig, kruidig, bitterig. Mondgevoel is middelmatig met matige koolzuur en zoete afdronk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2016
At Home dark brown colored body with an off white head and with a fruity sweet malt hops aroma a caramel malt hop fruity sweet herby alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (809) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
L: -pours a hazy ruby-brown with a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,beige head -small particles visible -low to medium carbonation visible S: -syrup,spicy,herbal,sugar,plums,belgi yeast odors T: -herbal,spicy,plums,raisins,toasty -me bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body -alcohol noticeable O: Pretty good.More of a Belgian Dark Ale for me though

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
33cl bottle on 06-Jan-3016, poured inyo a long stemmed tulip hlass. A rich reddish brown in colour, with a medium sized tan coloured head. Aroma of caramel, malt and yeast. Full body and light carbonation. Flavour of chocolate malt, dark fruits, coffee, hops and spices. A rich bittersweet beer, best drunk slowly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1463) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
33cl bottle from the liquor store. Dark copper/caramel pour, with a fine tan head that gives way to a thin lacing. Smells a bit funky, with notes of caramel and a bit of coffee but mostly saison-style barnyard funkiness, pickles, black olives, stuff like that. The taste is bittersweet and has a metallic feel, alongiside notes of dried fruit, caramel and spices. An interesting beer, but a bit all over the place.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSAP (693) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
Smaak overtuigd met melkchocolade, mokka, koffie en andere zoete lekkernijen voor de winter. Wel lichtelijk alcohol smaak (lijmig) die langzaam wegebt in de nasmaak. Aroma is zacht en wat lichtjes, maar met ontbijtkoek en kruidenlikeur is het fijn. Geen kraag op donkerbruin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle in In De Widerman, Amsterdam. Deep amber with a foamy cream head. Mild malty aroma. The taste is sweet and malty with toffee and stewed fruits. Som evident booze and a touch thin, but very nice otherwise.


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