tfredvik (1260) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Emelisse Tripel? Itís a tripel. Emelisse Dubbel? Itís a dubbel. Emelisse Double IPA? Itís a double IPA. See, itís really not that hard. So why on earth name an IPA Emelisse Blond? I must admit that I was fooled for some time: the huge, creamy, off-white head that formed in my Belgian blond glass really made the beer look like a Belgian blond. The body doesnít have a very blond colour, itís medium amber and very hazy. The head collapses quite fast and leaves just a partially covering film. Good lacing from the initial head, though. The aroma is moderate and quite hoppy. From my tasting notes, while I still thought that this was supposed to be a blond: "Smells more like an IPA than a blond, very little Belgian yeast". I get citrus, peach, grape and green apple. The taste is light to moderate sweet with a moderate bitter finish. The flavours are a bit faint, but there are some nice fruity notes with peach and citrus. Also pine and resin, and unfortunately some quite stinging alcohol notes. The mouthfeel is quite crisp, but the alcohol bite doesnít make it that drinkable. Medium body, moderate to soft carbonation, light to moderate dry finish. An ok IPA, but far too faint to be really interesting.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Foffern (1344) - BodÝ, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Has a bit cloudy orange colour with a off-white head. Nice. Fruity and spicy aroma with blood orange and Belgian yeast. Light and nice. Fruity hops in the flavour along with tropical fruits and some sweet berries, and has a dry ending. Slick mouth feel, and has a medium bitterness. Fresh and good and balanced. Nice aroma. The taste is more like a pale ale.
bartlebier (2235) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, Dutch sampler - Have to agree with the description here: immediately apparent is the "soft & malty" part: amber biscuit malt profile, heavier, aromatic and cloudy Belgian ale-type yeast and ?single hops, ideally working in accord to produce a truly fulfilling and unusual EU-I/PA. Green apple, ripe kiwi, citrus zest and sweetish biscuit malts make this a subtle and deliciously non-sweet liquid sour apple pie relish of a beer. Couldnít have made out the Cascade, to be honest. Bold in all its subtlety.
vipinvelp (2506) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy yellow with lasting white foam head. Aroma is slightly fruity. Taste is soft bitter with a lasting fresh aftertaste. Interesting beer. (Velp 201304)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
subcombicio (167) - Marghera, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Eccezzionale bionda di casa emelisse, con un amaro deciso ed intenso che in retrogusto fa emergere le sue note quasi erbacee.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange with a thick fluffy white head. Nose is pine, grass, hay, some yeasty bread, light citrus and some other dark fruit. The taste is high sweetness with medium bitterness. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, the body is medium and the finish is long.
mike_77 (3567) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, golden blond colour. Quite a fruity, hoppy aroma. Flavour is of tropical fruits such as passion fruit and pink grapefruit. Sweet and sharp at first with light bitterness in the finish.
KnutAlbert (6302) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden beer, fluffy head.
PAssion fruit and peaches, yet dry and light, no cloying maltiness. Soft, pleasant, likeable, and shows true craftmanship.
Pyrmir (3698) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. Aroma very discreet, vague yeast notes. Taste is yeasty with metallic notes. A bit disappointing
moonshinepub (5) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 7, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Super! This Ipa is perfect...if you like hop fruit taste (mango, kriek, papaya)
genuine harmony of aroma.
I want drink it to infinity!!!