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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2009
Unclear dark amber with nice head. Malty yeasty aroma of caramal, honey, fruit and flowers. Flavour is sweet with sour touch in finish

3.8
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2009
This is a nice Belgian that is very sweet and syrupy. There are flavors of dark fruit and a spicy caramel that all linger on the tongue.

3
TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - APR 16, 2009
Bottle. A very sweet aroma of caramel, Port, also some yeast. The head is very large, white and foamy with a long duration. The body is dark orange to red. A light sour taste of yeast, light burning, malt and some caramel in the middle part. The finish is rather long. The body is medium strong, creamy and with much carbonation.

3.2
gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2009
Misty yellow brown beer nice head good carbonation aroma clove woodyness malt flavour clove bitter good caramel sultana sugar aniseed nutmeg bitter sweet hop and a smooth finish

3.9
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle sampled @ Freakin’ Frog, LV. Garnet colored beer with a small tapioca head that left nice ringlets of lacing on the inside of the glass. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel and Belgian yeast. Flavor is toffee, molasses, cherry skin, and biscuit. Also has an almost brett-like sourness which adds to the complexity. Nice mouthfeel and highly drinkable. Really enjoyed this one.

3.3
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle at Café Gollem, Amsterdam, 14th March 09. Reddish brown, very hazy. Lots of raspberry and caramel malt. Sweet but not special.

3.5
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Pours lovely... bronze from the bottle to mahogany in the glass, with a mild fizz before a small, cream colored head which reduces to a Christo-esque island surrounded by film. Yeast and malt dominate the aroma with yellow cheeses and taffy and mustiness. Over time, she reveals more defined cheesish yeasts, Parmesan, cheddar, feta. Mid-bodied with a sticky note to the palate. Flavor finds a berry-touched maltiness alongside tart, mildly funked-out yeastiness, finishing with a sugary kicker that proves to be one of this beer’s few flaws. Overall, tasty & satisfying. ~~~~~~~ Purchased June 2007 (Oliver’s Beverage, Albany, NY)... consumed March, 2009.

3.6
Beer5000 (6483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2009
330 ml bottle. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of dark malt, some caramel, hint of dark fruit and a bit spicy. Flavor is medium sweet malty with caramel, dry fruit and moderate hoppy. I think this is my favorite from Brouwerij ’t IJ

3.3
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle: I swear I have never had so many beers that gush on opening as t’ IJ beers. Most of these end up all over my floor. This one followed suit as the previous. Gushed a hazy orange brown with a huge lacing beige head. Aroma is fruit and yet also a sweet caramel or toffee. Taste is sweet and fruit, but very medicinal, leads me to believe it is a bit infected.

3.6
martinboer (119) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle at home. Sweet aroma and flavour, marshmallow like. Citrusy, grassy and sweet. Hoppy. Marsapin finish. Warms at the end. Nice. Alchol is well-hidden.


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