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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 604   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2008
Hazy brown ale with a thick off white head, lacing. A sweet caramel aroma with light brett notes. In mouth, a wild beer with dry crisp malt, light licorice, brett, earthy. Rich and comlex. A very surprising beer. Bottle at Gollem, Nov. 2006, 3.50 Euro.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Deep garnet body with a strang epeach colored head. The aroma was rich freshly poished shoe leather and peaches. There was also some earthy musk. The taste was rich with caramel and some old canned pears. There was also a nice spicy cinnamon note in the finish. A clean and delicate beer for the big abv. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2008
bottle @ café ’t Moortgat, Arnhem. pours a hazy brown colour with a light brown head. powerfull beer. taste is stong and has a nice mouthfeel. sweet with a nice aftertaste. enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15559) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2008
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Lively as I pour it, a huge tight creamy, self-supporting and persistent off-white head. I’ll need a spoon to get through to the beer! Mahogany in colour, slightly hazy. Dry, slightly yeasty, bitter aromas are all I get from the head. I’ll wait another 5 minutes and see if something else vaporous collects in the glass... One Python episode later - it’s fruity and spicy. Soft palate. Quite tart, and very fruity taste - peaches and melons, with cinnamon and perhaps some nutmeg. Sweet sour tinge is interesting. Quite light, doesn’t feel 9%. Simple tangy, heading towards vegetal, but sweet, heading towards plasticky, malty finish, that segues to more traditional medium-roasted malts, which hadn’t previously shown themselves. Soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2008
Bottle at home ... foamed up a bit so very sedimenty... hazy brown ... nice sweet malt toffee and laden fruit with just a little yeastyness in its nose ... bready fruity flavours ... with a slight tart background ... quite soft .... very bready finnish... low bitterness but a little drying

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6790) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle @ home. Murky brown appearance with lots of particles, big caramel coloured head. Smell is of IJ yeast, brown sugar, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste is brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, dark fruits, finish is a bit sour and dry. On tap @ IJ brouwerij: Mouthfeel is much softer and more creamy, taste is sweeter. Prefer the tap for this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2008
A hazy red/brown colored beer with a big foamy beige head. The aroma is fruity like apple and prune, there is yeast. And caramel in the back. The taste is a little sour with dark fruits like cherry and raisins. Also caramel sweet tones in the back.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2008
melow and smooth a bit of a slow gush. Minimal head thereafter. Shortbread and dark dried fruit compote. Ultra ballance and a luxurant mouthfeal that has a refreshing twinge of sour at the finish. Fluffy but small carbonation rounds out the brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6668) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2008
Bottled (33 cl) at het Amsterdamertje, Göteborg, Sweden. Hazy copper, medium off-white head. Earthy, spicy caramelly, and fruity aroma, with notes of red berries. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Well balanced, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy caramel with a full beautiful tan head. Nose is grassy and flowery hops with underlying sweetness. Flavor is complex and very nice. Starts with flowery hops, then to sweet dark fruits, then to a looonnngg lingering slightly bitter yeast finish. Very nice, smooth and enjoyable.


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