Struis - Brouwerij 't IJ

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BA SCORE
87
very good

76 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 76
Hads: 108
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-26-2001

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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Reviews: 76 | Hads: 108
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy medium brown with suspended yeast particles that are light and dark colored. Smooth, creamy, dense head. Monstrous estery aroma that includes apple, raisin, grape with some minimal alcohol. Much of the same translates to the flavor along with some caramel and mild but pleasant earthy notes. Delicious right from the fridge. It took a bit of restraint not to consume quickly. Splendid balance of sweetness, alcohol and precise hopping. So smooth. As it warms (I managed to occupy myself for a bit by restocking the beer fridge), the flavors intensify quite a bit, the alcohol is more pronounced but not overwhelming. A worthy brew of the quintecentennial review mark. (672 characters)

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Struis from Brouwerij 't IJ
87 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.