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Emelisse Barley Wine

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Barley Wine
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed with pale and caramel malt. English yeast and Magnum and Fuggles hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2682) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
11.1oz. bottle. Sweet, malty aroma, plenty of caramel and brown sugar tinged with madeira and dried fruit, a faint tobacco note in the background here as well. Only a slight hiss when opening this. Deep, dark amber in color, plenty of sediment which was left behind in the bottle, and a head that quickly fades away to nothing. Flavor profile is richly sugary and malty, more caramel and brown sugar to be found throughout, a very faint peppery alcoholic tone appearing late. No carbonation to speak of, palate is lightly syrupy, thick and warming, body is undoubtedly full. A tad one-dimensional, but not without merit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
English-style barley wine with English yeast and English hops. Thin, off-white head, cloudy bronze colour. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel, port wine, cloves, cognac, spicy hops. Taste again dried fruits, spicy, smooth, sweetish caramel malts, citrus accent, finishing in warming brandy-like alcohol. This is my kind of beer, though I did have more complex barley wines.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (978) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle pour. A lot of bread and caramel flavor. Aroma is a fruit, and a little boozy. This beer is very mild for a 10%. I was very surprised. Finishes a little boozy, but it’s not intense by any means. A little malty finish as well. Not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2991) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of deanso. 2010 vintage Pours a clear amber beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is mostly red fruits, madeira and port wine. Flavor is very sweet, alcoholic and has slight touches of madeira. Boozy aftertaste, aged quite well. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5316) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a hazy medium to dark amber with a thin off white head. The aroma is weak malt with some boozy alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a liqouce alcohol palate. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1709) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Caramel brown, with a thin, white, lacy lasting head. Smells of caramel, malt, red fruit, port and alcohol. Medium frothy oily body. Tastes of port with sweet caramel malt, alcohol, raisin, and a bit of burn on the finish. Warms the tummy. It aged decently, but it still has too much booze. The edges have been shaved with age. Three year old bottle, courtesy of deanso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2539) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Ruby/orange/amber with spare head. Aroma of dark alcohol, malt, caramel and peat. Taste is smoother, and swwet , caramel, toffee, whiskey barrel. Slightly sour palate with alcohol warmth kicking in late. Nice fall beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2367) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Reddish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Bubbly White Head, Mild Lacing S: Sweet Malts, Bready T: Sweet Malts, Sweet Dark Fruits, Mildly Boozy M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, a pretty basic and mediocre barleywine, not much more to add to it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
S_Side_Smitty (541) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Pours very cloudy and brown with no head. Aroma is minimal - maybe some faint malts. Taste is almost like a nut brown ale with a spicy finish. Really, it’s all kinda flat. Hmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2013
10.17oz bottle 8/22/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-48° in Snifter-Pours murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and dried fruits. Taste of the same with caramel and toffee coming thru on the back end. This full bodied brew is not bad but I guess I was expecting more.

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