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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged on a Aceto Balsamico barrel


hansvf's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (105) - - OCT 19, 2013
Ruikt idd naar balsamico azijn. Heel vreemd. Heel zuur en beetje azijn nasmaak. Speciaal!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014

Draught @ 5th Borefts Beer Festival 2013, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As Emelisse White Label Aceto Balsamico Barrel Aged ].
ABV: 7.5%. Unclear medium to dark brown red color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, brown sugar, vinegar, balsamico vinegar. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic - acetic with a long duration, brown sugar sweet balsamico. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130928]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Paul. Pours lightly unclear brown with a weak, white foam head. Definitely some hefty vinegar in the aroma, some leathery fruits, berries. Light sweet flavor with stinging vinegar, light aged fruits, toffee, bread. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. More throat-burning vinegar to finish - it wakes you up - with slight oxidation notes, old fruits and toffee. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (5521) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruce’s. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is tangy dark fruits, wood, big balsamic vinegar, rubber, cola, acetic and lactic notes. The taste is tangy, balsamic vinegar, acid burn, cola, dark fruits, wood, earth and faint caramel with a dry, somewhat acidic finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Not as bad as I thought. Still doubt I would drink much of it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ST247 (172) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige foam. Aroma is like aceto balsamico but also with some cherry, sweet and sour. Taste is a mix of aceto balsamico, cherry, alcohol and chocolate. Oily texture, medium body and good carbonation. Finish is a little bit sour and some other taste I can’t name but don’t really like. Interesting combination.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
Bouteille 33cl de HopDuvel. Brune ambrée, col beige. Arôme offre le caractère typique de balsamique, ici le côté boisé est bien rendu et tout amateur de ce vinaigre y retrouvera le caractère. Note de fruits trip mûr notamment de prune et cerise. Palais et au premier abord me rappelle une oude bruin avec ce côté balsamique nettement plus présent. En retrait un léger boisé, et ce côté sucre roux caramélisé, malt crystal accompagné de qcq notes de fruité noir. Fini est épais accompagné d’un boisé modéré. Je note encore ce léger côté fruité fermenté noir en sucre résiduel. Bière qui reflète bien l’idée du vinaigre balsamique mais qui aurait été mieux dans un calibre de 18cl voire 25cl.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (26) - - FEB 19, 2014
I knew this was gonna be a crazy strange on of a kind beer.... and it is!Dark brown colour with nice thin but stable white head. Smells like... wel Aceto Balsamico, it’s like there is to many on the salad. Would work nice with cucumber, tomato, mozerella and basil. Tastes again like Balsamico Aceto, but also cherries as an aftertaste. I just wanted to try it and it is drinkable so thats a good thing. Wont be drinking this again soon, but happy i tried. It’s special in its own way!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (1702) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Emelisse Aceto Balsamico, 330 ml bottle at home, into a snifter. Deep red brown colour with ruby shadings. More than a finger of thick, tn head, with excellent retention, leaving heavy lacing around the glass. Aroma of olive pit, vinegar, sour grapes, balsamico vinegar. Very sour even with a small sip, sour grapes, balsamico. Easily to get used though. Medium body, low carbo, causes an intching feeling on the throat. Overall okay, not an easy one to drink but after a while goes down much more smoothly.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Bottle. Pours a deep dark reddish brown with a decent, thick, beige-colored head. Aroma is a wallop of vinegar and balsamic vinegar. Some red berries, light acetone and caramel. Taste is also sour with vinegar and balsamico. Unfortunately turns a bit of a weird sweetness in the middle. Caramel, some berries, some acetonic sweetness which is not very pleasant. Some oakiness there perhaps too that doesn’t really mesh that well. Medium with good carbonation. The aroma is great, the taste doesn’t follow suit unfortunately.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (1886) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
Clear dark brown with big lacing light brown foam head, lasting. Aroma is strong sour, green apple. Taste is quite strong, you have to get used to this. Needed several sips before you enjoy this beer. (Velp 201401)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (690) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
33cl. Bottle. Pours brown with white head. Aroma balsamico vinegar, sour honey, sweet, berries. Taste sour, there are some sweets but it’s really really really sour. Mouth-feel oily. This is interesting stuff. One could do great stuff with this and food pairing.


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