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Brewed by Brouwerij t IJ
Style: Barley Wine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12887) - Orange County, 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 thats about it. Just quite sweet and not terribly complex or interesting.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SzopPiwosz (195) - - JUN 30, 2015
Nieco mętne ciemnobursztynowe ze średnio obfitą, rudobeżową pianą. Po otwarciu powoli chce uciekać z butelki. W aromacie na pierwszym planie feeria suszonych owocw, orzechw, kandyzowanych gruszek, wszelakich bakalii. Dużo nut sherry-podobnych. Porcja przyjemnego, jakby ciepłego karmelu, intensywne biszkopty. Ponadto gęsty kompot owocowy. W smaku spora słodycz, słodowość, suszone owoce - ponownie, biszkopty w miodzie. Przełamanie poprzez delikatną, dżemową kwasowość. Wreszcie solidna porcja goryczki - przytłumionej jednak przez słodycz. Jest jej akurat tyle, żeby po prostu tę słodycz nieco skontrować i zmniejszyć jej odczuwanie. W konsystencji pełne, okrągłe. Nasycenie nieco zbyt wysokie z początku - jednak przestaje być problemem, gdyż ze względu na bogaty aromat piwo prosi się o dużą ilość manipulacji ruchowych. Alkohol - mimo wysokiej wartości liczbowej, niewyczuwalny. Zdecydowanie pijalne, chociaż szkoda pić je szybko, czuć tu wielkość dzieła. Prawdziwy specjał, zdecydowanie polecam.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (209) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle@Maja/Talo, Tampere, Finland. Medium aroma with dark berries. Deep brown-reddish color with medium light beige head. Hazy liquid. Medium smooth taste with dark fruits, toffee and malts. Balanced. Medium taste spectrum and short/medium aftertaste with sweet malts. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very smooth barley wine without typical sourness, good. Too much carbonation, bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Punkero (73) - FINLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Deep red color. Faint sweet aroma. Almost stotuish boogie due to the magnifique rye. Sweet, fruity and almost breadish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (215) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle. Deep dark red body. Tiny beige head. Aroma of caramel, plum, chocolate and alcohol. Flavour is realy sweet, caramel, plum, alcohol, chocolate notes and hops in the background. Sweet bitter medium finish. Oily body, medium carbo. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (522) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Black color with some foam. Light boozy smell with malty sweetish backbone. Quite boozy taste indeed. The taste has licorice and heaviness. The aftertaste is smooth and calm. Even a little chocolate aroma.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hansvf (294) - - MAY 31, 2015
Snel dood. Viezig bruin zoals barley wines vaker zijn.. Veel gist. Ruikt zoet. Smaakt ook wat te zoet..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (64) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown hazy liquid with stable beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, mollasses. Taste sweet, caramel, dried fruits, some hops, alcohol. Maybe a bit overcarbonated. Good one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (19) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2015
Bottled - Deep amber colour with a thin but long lasting creamy tan head. Sweet malty aromas with a hint of dried frutis like raisins or red fruits and a little bit of herbal hops. Smooth carbonation, full bodied, thick texture. Low hoppy taste, the malty sweetness is dominant. Alcohol warmth is present, but it is not a surprise beside the 9% abv. Fine barley wine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (1713) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2015
The bottle has over one year. It has still a very big head. The aroma is dark honey and burned caramel. The flavor is balanced and quite easy to drink. Aftertaste makes me think again about old honey. There is also a flavor of cooked red fruits and tart. In the aftertaste I sense some baryard and wet cardboard. The wet cardboard intensifies after each sip. Despite this error the beer is drinkable.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
huineman (395) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2015
Very dark brown. Rocky tan froth. Aroma is very low: dough, bread, coffee, grape, caramel. Thin, too sour, light body, short finish. Disappointing.


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