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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.

lelisboa's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3933) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
Fra flaske ombord på Fridtjofen (RBHD!) aug-15: rødbrun uten skum. Aroma og smak av sherry, malt, molasse, svisker, fiken og hjemmelaget plommesyltetøy som har begynt å gjære. Er den en smule oksydert? Heldigvis har ikke humlene avgått ved døden slik at den ikke fremstår som oversøt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2276) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD on board Fridtjofen 23.08.15. Pale brown. Small, beige head. Very sweet aroma and taste of malt, fermented plums, berries and sirup. Similar taste. Long aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared 330 bottle. Hazy cognac colour, minimal off-white head. Typical oxidised barleywine aroma, molasses and oak galore. Very moderate carbonation. The flavour is not as sweet as the aroma made me fear, quite good actually. Oaky, with sufficient hops. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Klar dyp oransje kropp med små partikler i. Honning blant duftene. Kraftig søt med en litt emmen pappaktig bitterhet. Delt 0,33 l flaske på RBHD-samling på Fridtjoffen, august 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6920) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours almost clear brown, no head. Aroma of typica BW, lots of malty fruityness. Taste is moderate sweet, loaded with malts, harsh bitter resiny finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (613) - - DEC 19, 2014
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Troebel rood bruin bier met kraagje. Aroma is wat zuurig. Smaak is mooi vol, wat zuur met in de afdronk een licht bittertje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1646) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
0,33l fles gedeeld bij bryanvdv. Geur is zoet met een zuurtje fruitig als abrikozen en rozenbotteljam meer op de achtergrond cacao. Smaak begint zoetmetwederom het fruitzuurtje ook cramel in de nasmaak een gistbittertje in het einde van de afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to IPhonephan pours a hazy amber with some cloudy, clumpy white head. Nose is nice and leathery, orange, earthy leaves, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is mildly sweet, candy, earthy, leathery, orange, some bubblegum, a tad leafy as well. Super smooth finish. Aged out well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Lots of caramel and good hops quotient. Sweet finish. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Light bitterness. Nice package. Bottle thanks to iPhonephan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a clear golden yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was notes of caramel malts, Ligt eathty notes. Caramel. not awful.

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