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Emelisse White Label Barley Wine 2011

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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The 2011 version, brewed with Chinook, Cascade en Simcoe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2013
Poured a medium reddish amber with a small tan ring. Aroma of sweet roast malt and alcohol soaked fruit. Full body, flavour as the aroma, meaty berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (4119) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Fyldig fruktig lukt med preg av karamellmalt, humle, tørka frukt, karamell, blomster, alkohol, parfyme. Fruktig lett konsentrert sødmerik smak med preg av malt, humle, tørka frukt, sitrus, gras, karamell, alkohol. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3696) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
Barley wine greatness from Emelisse. Somehow they mixed the sweetness of a barley wine with the smooth bitterness of hops. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
makromaniak (142) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2013
Dark amber with a beige head and enough carbo...aroma is caramel, malts and fruit. Taste is malts, caramel, cookies, fruit, alcohol, sugar, a little sour and a nice small bitter finish. Nice beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jd7h (44) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle, 33cl, at home. I can hardly smell anything in the aroma, but that might be because my nose closed up after the first sip. The taste is so full of alcohol that it made me sneeze. The taste is mild at first with some chili pepper and wood, then roasted malt and burnt sugar, then alcohol and aspirine. It ends with a bitter finish, that’ll make you long for the next sip. First barley wine ever. Bonus points for the complexity of the beer, but it’s not an ’easy’ drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3769) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber, tea like colour with a small beige head. Aroma is full of malts, caramel, madeira. Flavour is quite sweet and a bit alcoholic, but again backed up by strong malty base. Even carries a bit of a hoppy bite in the end of the flavour. Long lasting, bittersweet aftertaste. Nice in balance and a great sipper!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Bottle @ home. Aroma is very deep and malty, some caramel, slight roasted malt, some bread and hops. Flavour is thick and malty with a nice hop bitterness, also some bready roasty bitterness and loads more of sweet malty notes. Some alcohol burn in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7117) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2013
Small offwhite head. Clear deep dark red body. Fruity caramelly earthy aroma with raisiny toffee notes. Dry-sweet toffee, caramel and dried fruit taste with wild berry notes. Full body. Slightly hot mouthfeel. Dry wild berry and fruit aftertaste with earthy oily caramelly peppery chocolatey notes. Really nice and well balanced. Highly drinkable. Bitter finish. (0.33l bottle, Håndverkerstuene, Oslo.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. dark amber color. Maple syrup, dried red fruit and some remaining hops in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor, with some grassy hopbitterness and dried red fruit. Raisin. A slight alcohol burn. Low on carbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5299) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
(bottle) pours a murky deep ruby-brown colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of caramel and raisins, roasted malts, a hint of red grapes, earth and cherries. flavour is mostly the same, heavy toffee and caramel, light roasted malts, grapes and light tropical fruit, slightly perfumed. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

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