Emmetts Barley Wine

Brewed by Emmetts Brewing Co.
West Dundee, Illinois USA
10% Barley Wine | 7 Ratings | Winter Seasonal |
We have had many requests for a big Barley Wine, so hold onto your hats, here it comes! For our first attempt, we thought we would try an American-Style Barley Wine. This is going to be a huge beer. Weighing in at about 10% alcohol, it's sure to warm you up right down to your toes! Tons of malt and tons of hops are what characterize this beer. A big, chewy malt backbone lays the foundation for lots of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. A sniff of this fine ale will delight the senses with an abundance of fruity esters intertwined with flowery and spicy hop aromatics as well as a touch of malty sweetness. A sip wraps your palate in warmth as the alcohol makes itself known. Dark fruit and caramel-like characters combine with fresh hop essence to dance across your tounge. A hinto of "toastiness" adds to the complexity, and marries with a firm and rich hop bitterness that finishes off the journey. What a ride!

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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