Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

brokensail's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
The beer pours a hazy dark amber color with a khaki head. Sweet dark fruit and brown sugar on the nose. A mild toasted quality, some yeast, and a bit of molasses. The flavor is also rather heavy on the sugar and dark fruit characteristics. Some molasses, toffee, and toast. Maybe a hint of spices, some yeast, and that’s about it. Just quite sweet and not terribly complex or interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roldano (92) - - OCT 17, 2016
Espuma Beige-marrón que permanece, color chocolate negro opaco donde se aprecian pequeñas burbujas que brotan lentamente, aroma dulce en nariz, sabor con notas dulces y regusto corto y seco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyhallmanti (305) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
33cl cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with a reddish glow and a small off-white head. Aroma of figs, prunes, raisins, roasted malts, cocoa, herbs. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a slight roasted, bitter and dry finish. Notes of coffee, cocoa, dark dried fruit, (roasted) malts, caramel. Texture is sticky, medium to full bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
remALUS (238) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle: 330ml. Price 1,59 eur, Neskaidri t. ruda spalva, nedidelė puta
Stiprokas,saldokas,bet geras skonis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ForlornHope (417) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Dark red-brown in colour with a small, off-white head. Aroma: figs, prunes, roast malt, cocoa and herbal hop. Sweet to start with a lot of bitterness to follow. Flavours of dark fruit, minty herbal hop, chocolate and coffee grounds. Smooth and drinkable, it hides its strength well and has a long, dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - SEP 20, 2016
330 ml bottle courtesy of skullgeorge. Dark amber copper color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, dark fruits, butterscotch. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
buddybutch (56) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle. Deep dark amber. Flavours are Medium malt, dark fruit, prune, a bit of wood little chocolate, lot of phenolic. Medium sweet, little carbonation, little bitter. Really good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (2448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle shared by Dan n thanks. Lasting light grey head. Clear solid copper color. Mild cara aroma. Sweet and malty taste that is fine within the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (778) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
Good & Sweet. Easy to drink, with a malty bitterness at the end. In der Nase viel säuerlich beerige Würzaromen. Und diese kehren dann auch im Trunk, nachdem sich der Schaum gelichtet hat, wieder zurück. Nett and very british. 0,33l Bottle direkt from the Brewery in Ämsterdamned. Ca.2,50€.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Echon (386) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2016
Dark mahogany. Rich, slightly vinous, aroma with ripe fruit and some alcohol. The flavour follows the aroma, with a solid malt profile and somewhat pungent spicy notes. Sweetish taste with light bitterness. Medium body. Overall, a pretty decent barley wine with a good aroma. Not as rich and complex as one would expect from a beer of this style, and a bit too pungent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PunkBunny (17) - Benoni, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 13, 2016
Pours dark amber. Very low head that disappears, with lacing on the sides. Aroma: Dark fruit and sweet malt smell. Taste: Slight caramel, dark fruit, prune. Alcohol medium. Smooth mouthfeel. Some bitterness at the back of the throat. Overall, well balanced and very nice.

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