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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Barley Wine
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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25 EBC, 28° Plato


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, - SEP 8, 2013
a fairly typical tasting quad-like belgian with strong alcohol, dark fruits and funky wheats.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (973) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2014
Kraftfull i aromen, hintar lite av ABV:n, sötma. Smaken är rikligt kraftig, mycket sötma, kanske lite anis. Aningen spritig.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonTja (76) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
Deep amber, no head. Boozy, some apricot, sweet, a lot of wood smoke and bourbon. Taste is apricot, quite sweet, some red apples, and some plum, a lot of bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (1688) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 12% Deep orange colour on the body, quite clear bbut with tiny pieces floating around in it. Something more than one finger of thick, off-white head, with very good retention. Medium thick lacing left around the glass along with foamy islands on the surface. Very fruity aroma, peaches, apricot, but also darker fruits like dates and plums. Great taste, sweet and fruity, again some peaches but more dark fruits now, some caramel too.Notable alcohol, both as a warming feeling on the body and as a light burning in the mouth. Thr best here is the body, really full, you can almost chew it, and perfect carbonation too. Overall one of the best Emelisse I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (556) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
0,33l fles gedeeld met Johnny, geur is hop en gist ook zoetigheid als honing. Smaak is volzoet met een gist en hopbittertje die later opkomen met een overwelmende alcoholwarmte. Appartement combi had niet zoeter moeten zijn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
shared bottle. poured a deep cloudy amber colour with a off white head. sweet caramel, baked bread, malts, fresh fruit notes, candy sugar, sweet raisins, dry finish. to bad i had the buffalo trace version before the regular barley wine. which is a lot better!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfuen03 (265) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2014
Dark amber, hazy and thick liquid. Average sized head which dissapears quickly. Sediment present. Aroma is malty, warmly alcoholic, with sugar, licorice, resin. Body is strong and full, alcohol is well masked. Balanced finish, long and warm. Taste is caramel, licorice; little bitter hints. Complex and balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home, just ove a year old. Clear copper color. Off white head with a very thin layer retention. Aroma’s of toffee, dried fruit, alcohol.Sweet retronasal, toffee, dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to fully sweet with hints of hoppy bitterness. Alcohol is warming. Body is medium to full. Long finish, slightly dry with fruit and moderate bitterness. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (682) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Hazy orange/amber with a small white head which disappeared pretty quickly. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Very sweet with some bitter notes and warming alcohol. Caramel, toffee, booze and fruits. A nice tasteful brew, which tasted a tad too alcoholic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (97) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
Nice one for a winters night. Quite sweet and strong. Flavor is sweet with bitter fruits in the aftertaste. I would like it to be less sweet and maybe 12% is just too much for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (656) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber with lots and lots of residue and thin tan head. Aroma is malt, candy, smoke, butter biscuits, hint of wood and caramel. Flavor is malt, candy, spices, honey, alcohol, hint of hops. Quite sweet.


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