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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: 594   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16222) - 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 thats about it. Just quite sweet and not terribly complex or interesting.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (5269) - 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 (2131) - 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 brle crisp, mollasses. Taste is smooth, dark bitter caramel, creme brle toping, brandy crisp, smooth, delicious, not overly sweet, probably one of the best straight barley wines Ive 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 (466) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2016
Dark fruits, chewy caramel and toffee, Belgian yeast characteristic dominate. Reminds me very much of Belgian strong ales! Decent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnarktor (73) - FRANCE - NOV 30, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2016 Aroma: chocolate biscuit, caramel, roasted coffee ; Appearance: very dark brown with very small tan head ; Taste: medium sweetness, mildly bitter ; Palate: full body, minimal aftertaste. Overall a very good barley wine. But "Lancelot Samain 11.1" is cheaper and almost exactly similar, and very easily found in my home town. So yes this beer is awesome, but I will go for the local cheaper equivalent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1710) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2016
Glass, Dark brown beer, small head. Aroma is malty, dark fruit, plums, caramel and alchol. Taste is the same, quite some alcohol

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (1440) - rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2016
Aroma is malty and sweet with images of dried fruits, caramel, christmas candy and raisins swirling around in my head. Taste is smooth and sweet, mild dark fruit notes, soothing sweetness and fainted flowers. A subtle warming effect from the alcohol in the end. Even if I want to say that this one is a little too classical and "English", I cant deny the fact that it was a really good barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (2454) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 8, 2016
niby strus, a jednak nie strus... niemniej: dosc intensywne aromaty suszonych i kandyzyowanych owocow (rodzynki, figi, sliwki), sporo przyprawowosci (jakbym mial nazwac: imbir i gozdziki) - ewidentne belgijskie klimaty, jakies przejrzale jasne owoce, jakis miod gryczany, nieco ziolowosci. w ustach niemalo ciala, choc wyklejajace czy bardzo geste w porownaniu z zawodnikami wagi ciezkiej a la Weer & wind to nie jest. Slodkawe. powtorka z aromatow. dosc pijalne. dosc dlugie, przyprawowo-ziolowe posmaki. goryczka niewysoka acz obecna. Sumarycznie: niezle, ciekawe, cos pomiedzy brytolskim barley wine a ciemnym belgiem z nalecialosciami (jak dla mnie: az za duzymi nalecialosciami) swiatecznego... pozdrowy bjcpowcy ;)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roldano (107) - - OCT 17, 2016
Espuma Beige-marrn que permanece, color chocolate negro opaco donde se aprecian pequeas burbujas que brotan lentamente, aroma dulce en nariz, sabor con notas dulces y regusto corto y seco.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyhallmanti (343) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
remALUS (274) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle: 330ml. Price 1,59 eur, Neskaidri t. ruda spalva, nedidelė puta
Stiprokas,saldokas,bet geras skonis.


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