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Emelisse Dubbel - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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BA SCORE
83
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 06-01-2009)
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Reviews by Jeffo:
Photo of Jeffo
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a nice looking medium-thick off-white head with excellent retention. Low end carbonation evident and deep auburn brown in color. Thick foam cap isn't going anywhere. Nice thick foam crown remains and leaves sheets of lacing down the glass. Looks great.

SMELL: Caramel malt and dark fruits, including raisins, dates, and grapes. Hints of brown sugar. Not overly bold, but very nice and well balanced.

TASTE: Some sweet caramel malt and bready notes, as well as dark fruits, such as raisins and dates mostly. Brown sugar notes, as well as some spicy elements. Coriander is in there as well. Mild but lingering aftertaste is full of caramel sweetness, spicy notes, and touches of bitterness for balance. Very well crafted and enjoyable indeed.

PALATE: Fuller body for a double, which I like. Thick, creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes somewhat dry on the palate. Very nice here as well.

OVERALL: A top notch double from Emelisse. The nose could use a little more umph, but that doesn't detract from the overall quality of the brew. One of the better doubles I've had, and I've certainly had my share. One I'll definitely be picking up again.

Jeffo, Jun 21, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of weonfire
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Right away, I received a mislabeled bottle. I bought a IIPA, says clearly on the bottle "Double IPA" on a green label but actually received their Dubbel. So, initially I was thrown off and graded as such. But half way through, I thought, this simply couldn't be - this just isn't even close to an IPA. So, there was some revising.

A - Red, almost and orange/Brown, lots of yeast, opaque aside from the light bending around the edges, pinky thinkness of cream colored head- dissipates slowly, zero lacing.

S - Chocolate, toffee, aged fruit, carmel,

T - Carmel, aged fruit (dates), a bit boozy, lots of malt, and a light bitter hop finish

M- light/medium body, a bit boozy even at 7.5%, viscosity is low, doesn't cover mouth well

O - Thinner dubbel. Chocolate and aged fruit came through but not real blended and would not call this complex. More of a carmel/chocolate with aged fruit and a slightly boozy finish.

weonfire, May 29, 2013
Photo of Mar02x
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the fifth beer we tasted at a tasting at my place. I expected a lot of this one because I had it before.

A- Pours a nice looking medium-thick white head with excellent retention. Deep auburn brown in color. Thick foam cap isn't going anywhere. Nice thick foam crown remains and leaves sheets of lacing down the glass. Looks great.

S- Coffee and oak wood

T- Some sweet caramel malt as well as some spicy elements and touches of bitterness for balance. Very well crafted and enjoyable indeed.

M- Goes down smooth and finishes somewhat dry on the palate.

O- It should have been one best doubles this evening, but for some reason it wasn't. Normally top notch double from Emelisse. One of the better doubles I've had. I have some left in my garage so I hope to change this review in time.

Mar02x, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of Absumaster
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A muddy brown beer with thin head. The haze no yeast, probably a chill haze.

Smell is rich and malty with notes of chocolate. The yeast adds a specific smell of juniper and maybe some pine?

Taste is very malty with a nice mild malt bitterness of the chocolate malt. There are hints of caramel and candisugar. The delicious yeast character has juniper, pear and pine. Bitterness is low.

Absumaster, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -17.6%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Brabander
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

We had a grand beertasting a few days ago thanks to Mar02x. A new BA member with a great mind on beer.

This was the fifth bottle.

Poured in a normal winelike glass. I had higher expectation about this beer and it did not live up to it. Fluid is nice brown with a broken white head.

Smell of coffee and oak with a light sweet taste

Brabander, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Hayley_86, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of DARIVA
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A beautiful, dark beer with a full malt flavor.
This beer is very easily drinkable and has a slight sweet taste.
Furthermore, the hops in the aroma and the taste can be found but is not overwhelming.
I can not directly recognize flavors, mayby ​​only some raisins.

DARIVA, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Andy_Luft
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Andy_Luft, Jul 12, 2014
Emelisse Dubbel from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.