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

bottled
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RATINGS: 601   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9645) - Enghien, - JUL 3, 2013
Bouteille 33cl, BB 03/2014. Cuivrée, trouble sur la fin, col épais blanc cassé. Arôme sucre brun, malt caramel, notes d’épices muscade, fruité noir avec note de prune-date. Palais malté agréable sur un léger grillé-caramel, profil rappelant sucre brun-candi, mélasses, cannelle et muscade, belle effervescence avec ce petit côté speculoos en retrait. Pointe fruitée noire et une amertume restant discrète, arrivant en toute fin de bouche. Fini laisse un léger filament collant aux lèvres - sirop.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesper86 (88) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Almost no foam. Smell of raisins, rye and roasted bread and parmesan. Flavours of raisins, slight charcoal, some dates, bread, rye, subtle plummy notes, dried fruits. Bitterness is balanced, as is the sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlutonowyMan (639) - POLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Barwa brunatno rubinowa, piana be?owa, ?rednio wysoka i raczej nietrwa?a. Redukuje si? do cieniutkiego pier?cienia. Aromat karmelowy, s?odowy, s? nuty ?wie?ego ciasta, wanilii, w tle rodzynki i kurz. Smak: s?odowo??, "zborzowy kurz", rodzynki i suszone, ciemne owoce, akcenty ciasta z wanili?. Goryczka pojawia si? na finiszu, jest sucha, uwydatnia nuty mokrego drewna. Idealnie schowany alkohol, nasycenie ?rednie w kierunku do niskiego, sprawdza si? idealnie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
basjansen14 (145) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2017
Amber kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag. Aroma: toffee, rozijnen, zoete mout, licht zuurtje. Smaak: rozijnen, zoet, wat donker fruit en licht bittere afdronk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3298) - CROATIA - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoteka. Shared with Miro, Max and others. Pours deep amber with medium off-white head. Malty, caramel, dried fruit, honey, bit spicy. Soft carbonation. Medium to full bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BaroneBirra (447) - Gorizia, ITALY - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle in Amsterdam. Deep brown, small tan head. Almost no aroma. Sweet taste, syrup and molasses, some porto notes. Oily texture. Overall, quite easy drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nephirem (392) - CROATIA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear deep ruby pour with minimal off-white head. Very visible carbonation. Smell is herbal, liquory, malty. Strong caramel malts presence. Medium body. Carbonation surprisingly aggressive, a bit higher then expected. Average texture, ok on the tongue. Would be much smoother paired with softer carbonation. Bittersweet mouthfeel. A bit sticky. Aroma is malty and herbal. Caramel, toffee, herbal liquor. Pine. A touch of sugary sweetness, but not imposing. Slight alcohol burn on the tongue, leading to a boozy bitter finish. Overall, clean and crisp. Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorkogrlo (349) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Dark red color with small-mexium head. Cocoa, malt and vanilla aromas. In taste also some chocolate with dates and caramel. On sweet side. Medium-full body. Overall: good one. Just maybe too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (5309) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle, huge thanks Hrvoje L.! Poured a very clear ruby body with a small off white head. Looks great. Fine, heavy malty aroma, soft enoguh. Soft, sweet malty taste, plum and honey. Sweetish, almost no alcohol on the palate. A nice sipper indeed. Great job ’t Ij!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2210) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle at home, 3rd December 16. Pours a dark caramel colour, no head. Aroma is dark burnt sugar, creme brûlée crisp, mollasses. Taste is smooth, dark bitter caramel, creme brûlée toping, brandy crisp, smooth, delicious, not overly sweet, probably one of the best straight barley wines I’ve had, maybe I was just in the mood for it, great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (475) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2016
Dark fruits, chewy caramel and toffee, Belgian yeast characteristic dominate. Reminds me very much of Belgian strong ales! Decent.


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