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Emma - Biere ohne Bart
Brewed at Privatbrauerei Rogg

Style: American Strong Ale
Freiburg i. Breisgau, Germany
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Der australische Topazhopfen wurde früher zur Gewinnung von Hopfenextrakt eingesetzt, bevor seine hervorragenden Aromaeigenschaften entdeckt wurden. Zapotopaz ist Emmas fettes Strong Ale, das dieser alten australischen Hopfensorte die richtige karamellmalzige Bühne bietet, um ihre Aromaeigenschaften zu entfalten, die von Litschi, reifen Blutorangen und Pinienharz bis hin zu leichten Noten von schwarzen Johannisbeeren reichen, durch die zusätzliche Gabe von etwas Simcoe. Zapotopaz is Emma’s big summer’s night sipper, packed with Australian Topaz hops, topped off with Simcoe and Chinook, carried by a sturdy malt backbone. Expect lychee, blood oranges, blackcurrants and pine descending into caramel depths counterbalanced by a decent, lingering bitterness.

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2.9
biir (1594) - Berlin, - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle from Bierlinie - very dark copper color, white head. not very different in taste from other DIPAs, but it's fully on Topaz here, which is not my favourite. strong malty body, low carbonation with hop notes of overripe tropical fruits. sherry barrel. The lycee smell and taste gets more and more nauseating. I acknowledge this is a well made beer, but would not go for this again.

4.2
ALIBALI (2482) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2017
Wahnwitzig zitronenscharfes BarleyHopHarzMonster between Krokant & Sherryfass. STRONG!! ALE!!! BEAUTIFUL❤ !! 👌 ..0,33l Bottle von BREWCOMER Kiel.

4.1
caribou43 (1179) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2017
I bought this bottle at the Bierhandlung in Freiburg am Brisgau. I drank it tonight at Lausanne with my wife. It is a good experience, robust ale, it sounds more an IPA with all the qualities. Firstly, the body is a pleasant copper body, white head staying longer than usual. The sensation is really delicious in the mouth, the kind of beverage giving positive energy: floral hop, citrus, resine notes, lovely bitterness staying a long moment in the throat, sweet due to resine notes, next one for sweet dream!!!!!!

3.7
Foerdifuxx (414) - Franconia, GERMANY - APR 22, 2017
Short review from tap. Hazy amber coloured beer with a medium sized, quite good lasting head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy. Taste is well balanced malty and fruity. Good.

4.1
impuritylaw (74) - Freibierg, GERMANY - APR 4, 2017
UPDATED: APR 5, 2017 33cl bottle, bb 07.03.2018. Intense citrusy aroma of blood orange, pomelo and some sweet honeydew melon. Taste is intense pine with citrus fruit nicely embeded in a light caramel and malt body. Pretty long gentle bitter finish. This beer makes you long for another bottle and another bottle and... but beware of the alcohol that is perfectly hidden.

3.7
Calisky (3057) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 30, 2017
Couleur ambrée trouble, légère mousse. Nez houblon exotique résineux, avec malt fruité confit. Gout houblonné résineux, fruité (fruits jaune, orange confite), un peu caramelisé, malté, le tout bien intense. Bon corps. Fin avec amertume résineuse et fruitée, longue en bouche. Superbe. Bien plus subtile que bien des ipa et apa surcotées! Merci Almuth Cloudy amber color, light foam .Nose on exotic and resinous hops, notes of candied fruity malt. Taste of resinous hops, fruity (yellow fruits, candied orange), caramelized notes, malty....intense. Good body. Finish on long resinous and fruity bitterness. Great! Much more subtle than overated ipa and apa on rb. Thanks Almuth for the gift.

3.6
McTapps (6976) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2017
the beer has got a hazy amber-brown colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of hops, caramel and fruits. Taste of hops, malt, caramel, citrus fruits and pine. Dry-bitter finish.

3.5
Mariusz (12077) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2017
Pours a chrystal clear orange amber color. Mild hoppy, fruity aroma. Big hoppy taste with a malty-fruity balance.

3.7
Mister_Li (1563) - GERMANY - JAN 27, 2017
Leicht trübes rötliches Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, fruchtig, Blutorangen, harzig, leicht bitter.

3.7
jaghana (6277) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle 33cl kindly given by the brewer itself thanks ! A cloudy amber beer with huge creamy off white head, good retention. Nose is on exotic fruits, intense hop resin, pine, peach. Aroma is intense on hop resin, fresh luppuline, bitter almond, coconut oil, malty body, very sweet, yeast notes are present. Excellent brew, very fruity but not extreme, better than many US brewery apas, on my point of view should just be cooled and clarified a bit more before bottling to be more clean with less yeast notes.


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