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

bottled
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RATINGS: 427   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 (6341) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5514) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (490) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Troebel bruin, niet heel veel kraag maar wel een blijvend randje. Ruikt zoetig, mout, snoepspekkies. Smaakt vrij zoet, vaag likeurig met een zuur randje, niet erg complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (272) - POLAND - APR 11, 2014
Barwa: miedziana, zmętniona. Piana kremowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, dość szybko opadająca, ale utrzymująca się na ściankach. Wysycenie średnie. Aromat: alkohol, ciemne słody, suszone owoce, może lekka czekolada. Smak: czekolada, alkohol, lekka słodycz (na początku). Druga część piwa (z drożdżami) przynosi nutę karmelową i większa goryczkę.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (885) - - APR 6, 2014
Hazy ruby brown and small head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty, sour. Flavor is malt, dark fruits, yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dermi (610) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
Pours dark with a nice head. Aroma: Malt, caramel. Taste: Medium sweet, some pleasant bitterness. Palate: Medium body, near full. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Case (150) - GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
Pours dark brown with small beige head. Aroma of caramel and dark fruit. Taste of chocolate, some bitterness, dried prunes. Long chocolate aftertaste. Alcohol content is completely hidden. Very smooth and creamy body. Simply delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koning_Daan (56) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby brown with an impressive thick off white head. Taste is caramel and toffee and really soft. Slides down your throat. Aftertaste also soft and delicate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (143) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Hazy ruby red-brown colour, beige creamy head. Sweet fruity nose with cherries, raisins, plums and red grapes, burnt sugar, vanilla. Fruitiness in the taste as well accompanied by caramel, honey, gingerbread; sweet palate,some sourness and just a little bitter and alcoholic. Aftertaste is sweet, red wine-ish, without prominent dryness but with an alcoholic warmth. Thick body, oily mouthfeel, low-medium carbonated. Decent but too rounded, no real complexity: I’ve had better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
33cl bottle at home. poured a murky brown coulour with a off white head. brown sugar, caramel, some burned malts, toffee, ripe red fruits, not to carbonated. ok beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
11/III/14 - 33cl bottle from Biernavigatie (webshop, NL) @ home - BB: IV/2014 (2014-277)

Little cloudy red brown beer, big aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: some chocolate, raisins, dried fruits, bit bready. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sour start, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, bit sugary. Aftertaste: hoppy, little sour, fruity, red berries, alcohol burn, chocolate, dried fruits.


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