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Emelisse White Label Barley Wine 2011

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Barley Wine
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 2011 version, brewed with Chinook, Cascade en Simcoe.


lelisboa's rating

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, - AUG 8, 2012
Well, you know when you pay too much for a beer and expect it worths it? It didn’t happen to me. Too expectation... Aroma: is lovely sweet, caramel, toffee and roasted malts. Later I realised that this was the best this brew offered me. It was poured down into a good wine glass. I have not got a sniffer. Dark amber-brown color. It hardly kept the head. Lots of white yeast points in there. The taste is caramel, some complexity I did not get it. Medium body. Yes, it tastes sweet at the outset and then finishes with a very strange super-astringent-bitter-hoppy explosion that keeps stucked on the back of your mouth (for too long). Well, it just seems incoherent for me. It is not pleasant, or soft, or smoothy. It’s agressive and rough. Probably the problem was my own expectation.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1192) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Pours a dark orange muddy brown unclear beer with a good white head. Smells alcohol alot, bourbon, vanilla. Tastes chocolate, vanilla, raisins, alcohol. Heavy shit. Average carbo, thick body and a sticky texture. Bit too old maybe but still very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5636) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3587) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle at Deans impromptu Monday night tasting. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is rich sweet caramel treacle toffee. The flavour is strong sweet with a slightly watery light aspirin bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not what I expected at all, but a great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sharp, malty, dried fruit, wood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131011]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9854) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, old hops and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 111013

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9844) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle, 10%. Clear dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, little dusty and a little dusty. Flavour is malt, caramel, sweet, toasted, toffee, toasted, oak, wood, little oxydized and a medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Dry, phenolic. Toasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and dry malty finish. Toasted breadish to caramelish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, burned sugar, malt and hops. Nice and warming.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (2586) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (1538) - 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.


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