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Emelisse Rauchbier

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Smoked
Kamperland, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Emelisse Rauchbier is brewed with a unique combination of five different malts,and with a large percentage of smoked malt from Bamburg, Germany. The maltery from which it comes is known around the world for the superior quality of this special malt, which is smoked on damp beechwood.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2011
amber coloured body with a white head a smoked meat spicy malty aroma a smoked herby sweet malty bitter taste with a spicy bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2011
Darker amber coloured beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Very smokey, smoked ham aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is smokey bitter ending with a ham taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grima (2083) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 26, 2011
Draught on the Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2011! In the glass light copper colored, medium cloudy. The foam is very short-lived. The beer smells smoky and like smoked ham. It starts with more ham aroma than expected. Slightly fruity, roasty notes in the background. The aftertaste shows more roasted malty, the smoky ham flavor is hard to taste. Further, the beer is then more smoked, The beer comes in a sweet and fruity finish, with excellent smoked aromas!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3740) - - APR 3, 2011
bottle. murky root beer colored under a large beige head. smoked pepperoni aroma. palate is light to medium and creamy. flavor is mostly smoked/charred meats but also has an interesting fruity hop note that goes well with the smoked malt like grilled pineapple or peaches.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TrefwoordPunk (797) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2011
Bottle 30 cl. Pours a clear dark brown with a medium tan head and an aroma that’s dominated by smoke, almost like my there’s something on fire in my house in the beginning. The taste is also very high on smoke. Besides that there’s smoked malts and sweet malts, fishy hops, toffee and chocolate. Not that bad, but certainly not one of my favorites.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
An expensive 10.14 oz bottle. Apparently is an ale and not a Rauchbier. It pours a clear brown with a foamy off-white head. The head quickly recedes with no lacing. The smell is very smoky and campfirey. But it also as a prevailing caramel sweetness. The flavor is alright. It is a very light beer. It has mostly lager characeristics. Nice bready malt, a subtle hop note. The smoke definitely isn’t overboard. It is a nice one, but have a Bamberger Rauch for less money rather than this. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-10-2011 03:02:28

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, day 4 on 2 December 2010. Amber colour. Hazy appearance. Rather faint smoke on the nose but builds up somewhat on the palate. Some hoppy notes too. Ends up pretty decent although I generally prefer more the more extreme rauchbiers.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bought through mailbox, Chicago .. . bottle: a sneaky 10.14oz bottle- tricksters! .. . sweet maple, smoke, and sweet bbq pit .. . dark tan, with light sturdy head .. . wonderful playfulness on the tongue, a little sweet, a little smokey- a fun delicious beer! .. . a bold body for this style, not as silky as some but the smoke presence is great! .. would love to have more than just this one bottle, a great dutch brew!! .. . The butler is head of the kitchen and dining room. I keep everything tidy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2011
Bottled. Hazy deep amber colour with a mediumsized creamy slight off-white head. Aroma is smoke, mild burnt wet wood, some slight caramel, roast as well as mild grassyness. Flavour is smoked, mild burnt wet wood as well as some slight maltyness as well as some quite strong floral and grassy bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4436) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 On tap @ the brewpub $ bottled @ home. The aroma has smoked meat, caramel and grassy german hops. Clear, amber coloured beer with a lasting off-white head. The taste is slightly bitter, has sweetness, bacon, caramel and grassy hops. The body is bit fuller than the Bamberg versions of this beer. Really well made Rauchbier. I like to add, this is for me the best beer from Emelisse. Absolute top in its style.


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