Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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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.

dnstone's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Sweet, slight barrel-funk aroma. Murkey amber color with excellent soft off-white head that lasts. Moderately sweet, lactic hints with a dry finish that leaves you thirsting for another sip. Really an excellent and surprisingly complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baton (17) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark cooper/bruin colour, good beige head. Aroma: malts, drained fruits, some alcohol notes. Taste: drained fruits, malts, yeast. Soft carbonation, medium, nearly full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonBeer (66) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
(Drinking date: 20 April 2014) Hazy ruby red coloured beer with fast disappearing beige foam. Creamy aroma of wood, vanilla and malts. Taste is not very special. Bitter and sweet at the same time. Starts bitter, then quickly a sweetness comes in, and it ends with a bittersweet, creamy aftertaste. Also a bit of milkchocolate in the taste. The mouthfeel is perfect. Medium carbonation with a medium thick body. Overall, this beer is nice. Not the best I have ever had, but it was a good beer. That’s why I give it the total score of 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (822) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Donker chocoladebruine kleur met een volle en blijvende fijne bruine kraag. Ruikt barley, crème, vanille. Smaakt vol, zoetig, crème, vanille. Iets bittere en alcohol afdronk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5581) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (278) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

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