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

bottled
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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.


Huubs' rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huubs (142) - - DEC 29, 2012
Donker amberkleurig met offwhite kop. Geur is zoet (rijpe rode vruchten en caramel). Smaak is zoet van toffee/caramel en rode vruchten en licht bitter. Aldus Huubs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PauloAG (243) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours brouwn with beige head. Dryed fruits, raisin, caramel coffee, a bit chocolate and licorice. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. Lovely barley wine, English style but more carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SyncP (37) - - AUG 29, 2015
Sweet and woody in the aroma. Little bitterness coming through. Taste: very malty, good medium bitterness, some caramel but not too much (hate that), cappucino thing going on too. Pretty full body. Dry aftertaste. Great classic style of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (145) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2015
Aroma: Dried fruit, caramel, light chocolate, malty. Appearance: Chestnut brown beer with an off-white head. Taste/Palate: Sweet start with dried fruit, caramel and chocolate. Ends dry and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3741) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle: Brown color, beige head. Aroma is fruity, malty, aromatic. Notes of dark fruits, plums, plum jam, sugar, toffee, dark malts. Flavor is also malty, caramelic, toffee, medium sweet, very fruity with dark fruits and plums. End with light alcohol sharpness, light bitterness, light dry. Very nice one, intensive fruitiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kanaclane (106) - - JUL 14, 2015
Nez: Malt, caramel, fruits secs Bouche: Malte, chocolat, pruneau, fruits secs, alcool Bire liquoreuse avec des notes de fruits caramliss et une grosse touche de fruits secs mais une longueur de bouche faible. Une lgre astringence se fait sentir sur la fin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (644) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark shining brown beer witha medium beige creamy head ; medium retention. Roasty and toasty aroma, sugar, coffee, chocolate, burnt, alcohol, fruit (blackberry, black currant, pear), herb. Medium sweet ; light warming ; light to medium bitter refreshing ; light round ; light dry. Medium to full body, medium texture, average good carbonation, sweet fruity finish ; light refreshing. Overall, a very good beer : fruity complex aroma ; bittersweet ; nice balance ; cheerful "struis" !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonBlok (22) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear, dark brown with tan head. Nose: malty, bread, chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice, woody. Taste: woody, roasty, coffee, bread, licorice. Body is full with average carbonation. Finish is long with woody tones. Very good beer, especially for cold winter nights.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2185) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
Flaska frn Saveur Bier. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, farinsocker, plommon med toner av choklad och rda br. Mer t en mastig Brown Ale n en Barley Wine. Men gott var det!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SzopPiwosz (205) - - JUN 30, 2015
Nieco mętne ciemnobursztynowe ze średnio obfitą, rudobeżową pianą. Po otwarciu powoli chce uciekać z butelki. W aromacie na pierwszym planie feeria suszonych owocw, orzechw, kandyzowanych gruszek, wszelakich bakalii. Dużo nut sherry-podobnych. Porcja przyjemnego, jakby ciepłego karmelu, intensywne biszkopty. Ponadto gęsty kompot owocowy. W smaku spora słodycz, słodowość, suszone owoce - ponownie, biszkopty w miodzie. Przełamanie poprzez delikatną, dżemową kwasowość. Wreszcie solidna porcja goryczki - przytłumionej jednak przez słodycz. Jest jej akurat tyle, żeby po prostu tę słodycz nieco skontrować i zmniejszyć jej odczuwanie. W konsystencji pełne, okrągłe. Nasycenie nieco zbyt wysokie z początku - jednak przestaje być problemem, gdyż ze względu na bogaty aromat piwo prosi się o dużą ilość manipulacji ruchowych. Alkohol - mimo wysokiej wartości liczbowej, niewyczuwalny. Zdecydowanie pijalne, chociaż szkoda pić je szybko, czuć tu wielkość dzieła. Prawdziwy specjał, zdecydowanie polecam.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (229) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle@Maja/Talo, Tampere, Finland. Medium aroma with dark berries. Deep brown-reddish color with medium light beige head. Hazy liquid. Medium smooth taste with dark fruits, toffee and malts. Balanced. Medium taste spectrum and short/medium aftertaste with sweet malts. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very smooth barley wine without typical sourness, good. Too much carbonation, bad.


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