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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lebermilz (118) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
My first barley wine. Dark, thick on the palate, feels like you could drink it with a fork. Very malty, sweet, but balanced with bitterness. This is nice., would like to pair it with a moist, bitter chocolate cake or a beef stew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Neorej80 (377) - - JAN 27, 2015
Nice darkroom Brown colour and an off-white head. Aroma of coffee and rasins. Pretty sweet. Rasins, cherries and yeasty flavours. Not really my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bedni (367) - POLAND - JAN 17, 2015
first of all - gushing :/ color, cloudy dark brown, mud brown head, few seconds very nice but drops quickly aroma: dried plums, wine, malt, cherries, honey sweet, no bitterness, not bad body, medium-low carbonation alcohol, well coveredy by other aromas :)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andy_ (1000) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 330 ml bottle
Mahogany to deep ruby colored clear beer with little blonde head. Turns hazy with the yeast. Aroma is sour with apple and sweet with dark fruits and syrup. Flavor has dark fruits, burned sugar, yeast and slight sourness. Palate is quite thick with quite heavy carbonation. Finish has medium bitterness. Aftertaste is slightly sour and toffeey sweet with vanilla and licorice. Tastes a bit like sahti. Not sure if I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Keg at the brewery. Pours hazy brown, taste is sweet caramel, berry fruits, dry toffee.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Procent (330) - POLAND - JAN 14, 2015
ACHTUNG! Na dzień dobry piwo postanowiło wylać się z butelki. Jest napisane, że BW w stylu angielskim, a okazuje się, że z domieszką Belgii jednak. W aromacie lekko brzoskwiniowe, alkoholowe, lekki kalafior. Ogólnie takie słodsze Belgian Strong Ale. Kolor ciemny bursztyn przechodzący w rubin, piany sporo, ale szybko opada. W smaku także słodki Belgian Strong Ale. Niezbyt przypomina syropowego, oleistego barley wine. Jest sporo słodyczy, ale raczej od cukru, mało suszonych owoców itp. Ciała nawet trochę jest, ale jest też alkoholowa goryczka. Ogólnie to mi nie podchodzi.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (1007) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
33cl flesje via 8 Zaligheden, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in La Trappe glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, chocolade, gebrande mouten, koffie, caramel, bitterzoet Conclusie: neigt richting stoutsmaak, lekker biertje ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (349) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Fles. Donkerbruin met robijnrode toets, zonder lichtbron niet doorschijnend, licht troebel. Aroma’s: gedroogde pruimen, chocolade, cacao, gedroogde sinaasappelschil. Smaak: neigt enorm naar herfstbok, wat niet mijn favoriete stijl is. Toch is hij zoeter, chocolade komt terug. Licht fruitige afdronk. Het is een goed bier, alleen niet mijn smaak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emek (126) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Opis wiernie oddaje walory tego piwa. Świetne barley wine, dobrze zbalansowane, alkohol mało wyczuwalny mimo 9%, czysta przyjemność od pierwszego do ostatniego łyku.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpkeskinen (385) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Drank from a bottle. Quite nice. A bit sweet. I was expecting a bit more flavour. Looks nice.


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