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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 484   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.


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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1562) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color with a thick foamy off-white head. Aroma of berries, vanilla, oak and yeast. Sweet taste with some sourness. Sweet and medium bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (96) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2014
0,33 l bottle. Clear, dark brownish-red with a foamy, stable, tan head. Malty, slightly roasty aroma of prunes, candied cherries, molasses and candy sugar. Sweetish, slightly roasty taste of prunes, candied cherries, molasses and candy sugar with a slightly alcoholic, warming finish. Medium to full body, creamy texture, flat carbonation. Really nice beer that looks beautiful and tastes rather sweet but good. The aroma could be a bit more intense. Awesome winter warmer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kokos666 (10) - Gliwice, POLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Butelka 330 3 miesi?ce po terminie. Piana ladna po 5 minutach opada i fajnie oblepia szklo. Barwa miedziana metna. W zapachu Alkohol slody miod karmel czerwone owoce. W smaku stonowane nie za slodkie nie za wytrawne ale pelne. dominuja slody karmel i miod + zalegajaca alkoholowa goryczka. Czuc te 9%. Piwo srednie berdziej jak tripel niz barley wine. Kosztuje ok 10zl wiec za taka cene mozna spróbowa?.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (326) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle, pours dark brown with an off white head. Figs, prunes, wood, candy sugar, nutmeg, chocolate. Sweet, slightly vinous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1558) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 14, 2014
33cl bottle. Dark brown. Thin head. Medium sweetness. Aroma is Hoppy, fruity, malty. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (199) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
Mezzomix. Süß, dunkle Früchte, Hefe, Karamell, Wein. Süße, Hefe, Banane, dunkle Früchte.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xstream (173) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
It?s the nice smooth barley wine. Not so overwhelming whiny as some. There is barley, brown sugar, salty and mild sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (775) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
0,33l bottle Appearance: Hazy purplish brown. with a small ring as head. aroma: Sherry ( fruity alcoholic) , caramel, malt. Taste: Starts with caramel & chocolate then some fruits and alcohol before there is a light bitter and still sweet finish . Aftertaste of chocolate & fruits. Body is thin and a bit oily. low carbonation. While actually being too sweet, it never becomes too much. It has some interesting complexity which is hard to descibe.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kleurplaatje (46) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
Pours clear dark with quick disappearing white head. Malty aroma that smells quite roasty. Some fruits very far away... Quite poor. Taste is pretty much in line with the aroma, despite not being that bland. Clear roasty mouthfeel, yet a nice soft sweetish malty touch. Bit sugary, some chocolate, oaks, hints of spices and yeast, and a soft bitter ending. Slightly alcoholic as well, resulting in a bit warm aftertaste. Some far tones of roasty single malt whisky as well. Not bad. Quite full bodied, with a slight creamy mouthfeel. Bit too much carbonation to my likings. In general, this beer is far more loveable than the ’t IJ Barley Wine, which comes closer to this BW than many (more sweet) others (e.g. De Molen Bommen &Granaten). Softer, less alcoholic and still it has that whisky-like feeling and flavor. Not bad, if you like the more roasty, less sweeter kind of Barley Wines. However, the aroma remains quite poor. Well, at least it doesn’t smell as bad as the other.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
aenima (273) - Askim, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2014
Oxidizied, sherry like aroma. In the flavour, the sherry is there with a hint of caramel in the background. Balanced finish.


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