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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, - JUL 3, 2013
Bouteille 33cl, BB 03/2014. Cuivrée, trouble sur la fin, col épais blanc cassé. Arôme sucre brun, malt caramel, notes d’épices muscade, fruité noir avec note de prune-date. Palais malté agréable sur un léger grillé-caramel, profil rappelant sucre brun-candi, mélasses, cannelle et muscade, belle effervescence avec ce petit côté speculoos en retrait. Pointe fruitée noire et une amertume restant discrète, arrivant en toute fin de bouche. Fini laisse un léger filament collant aux lèvres - sirop.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle @ Nedre Mölla 9/7-14. Aroma: Malty, caramel, yeast, light chocolate. Taste: Dito + sweetness. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (821) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle @ Nedre Mölla 9/7-14. Sweet malty, yeasty and spicy, some barnyard notes, caramel, heavy sweetness, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is sweet and malty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelkostvo (562) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 8, 2014
Dark ruby colour, nice beige head. Aroma of wood, basement, some dark fruits. Taste is light sweet, slightly bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Not my cup of tea, I like different barley wines. But its interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosskie (357) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
Dark brown transarent beer with a weak head. Smell is lots of caramel with some leatherand a nice alcoholic twang, sweetish rotten fruit. Nice fizzy wstery taste, adding some honey. Nice refreshing well balanced beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slawek (99) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. Brown, murky with minimal but permanent head. Low aroma of dried plum and apricot, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet with no bitter contrary. Flavor of chocolate, apricot, some bread. Texture is too thin, i expected something oily, it is only thick. In the beggining i was dissapointed, but with the time aromas have opened to me. Still, expected something harder, with more complex taste and oily texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (278) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle tasted on 30/06/2014. Dark amber/brown colour with off-white head. Aroma is intense fruit, yeasty and intense. Taste is well balanced with coffee, medium sweet and bread. High alcohol is well integrated in the flavour of the beer. Next one please!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (499) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
Murky, dark amber. Thick, offwhite head. Deep, fruity and yeasty aroma. Creamy mouthfeel, not too sweet. Yeasty flavour, soft mouthfeel. Rather elegant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (2950) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky copper brown with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of fruit and malt, with estery touches. Sweet flavour of fruit and caramel, with notes of malt and yeast, and touches of hops. Sugary and vinous aftertaste, with rough, estery notes and alcohol bitterness. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2039) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Nice complex dark beer, bit like a Belgian barley wine. Very fruity and yeasty, with notes of raisin and chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (1950) - FINLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Brown mahogany. Bready brown malty, with some sort of fruityness. Sort of belgian yeasty- fruity, with a bit of estery notes (elderflowers/meadowy and a bit of something tipping towards ripe fruits). Full bodied, but not overpowering. Dark bready, quite clean. Somewhat roasty / smokey. Nice drink. Barley wines scare me, as they’re too often unpalatable sweet malty messes, but this feels almost like a strong porter of some sorts. Abv deceptively well hidden.


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