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Emelisse Rauchbier - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: metter98 on 05-01-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jzlyo, Oct 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

poskok, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Pens1967, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Synapstic, Jun 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

davidwhatshisnam, May 13, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light brown color with a very nice cream colored head with decent retention.
Aroma is part roasted malts and part like a sort of smoked cheese - I like it.
The taste starts bittery, quite bittery really and is complemented by some roastiness and coffee feel.
Quite nice, I must say.

MarkoNm, Apr 08, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

Fettpopps, Apr 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

navband, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ToddHolder, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

zeff80, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

LJWalker, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Beer-Ed, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Ed37, Feb 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Ainjyll, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Hayley_86, Jan 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2013. ABV is stated as 7%. Acquired ages ago from the Grog shop in Edinburgh and stored in my garage.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A dark chestnut-brown hue that appears almost black in the glass. Good carbonation with some chunky floating sediment. Produces a decent head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a surface layer. Aroma of intensely smoky malt with hints of kippers, roasted malt, dried fruit, wood, mild brown sugar, smoked meat, peat, faint chocolate and earthy yeast. Woodsmoke dominates, though there is also a touch of whisky to it. Slightly sweet and most impressive.

Tastes of seriously smoky malt with a bitter finish. Notes of smoked malt, wood, kippers, roasted malt, liquorice, dried fruit, peat, faint brown sugar, subtle chocolate and earthy yeast. A twinge of woody sourness in the background. Well-attenuated, followed by a malty, smoky bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Rather astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of wood smoke, roasted malt and mild fruitiness.

Pretty good - a solid take on the style. Perhaps not quite as balanced as Schlenkerla but well-crafted nonetheless. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are intensely smoky and woody. Hints of smoked meat/fish and fruitiness can be discerned. Decent body. Lingers long on the palate. Tasty; if you're a fan of rauchbiers then this is certainly worth sampling.

jazzyjeff13, Dec 14, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

discodoni, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jlink52, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kjkinsey, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ygtbsm94, Sep 06, 2013
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

NOLANDMAN, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Etre Gourmet
Date: Lot B, best by 09/2013, notched on label
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Emellise's Rauchbier is a quite good interpretation of the style, unique in its generally balanced smokiness and maltiness, unlike either Schlenkerla or Spezial's recipes. The smokiness is of a grassy or light wood quality, which complements the lightly caramelized and bready malts quite well. If this were commonly avaialble, I'd definitely enjoy again if fresh.

Pours a 2cm tall head of beige-colored foam, made up of small and medium-sized bubbles, with retention of about two minutes, fading to a thin cap of foam atop the body of the beer for the duration of the session. Lacing is excellent, leaving heavy, complex patterns along the sides of the glass that are modified with each sip. Body is copper in color, with light bringing out dark golden brown hues. Carbonation is visible through the mostly transparent body (10-20% opaque), moderate in number and activity.

Aroma is of tangy and slightly sweet smokiness with pleasant light caramel malt influences, like a grass fire mixed with North American-midwest barbeque sauce. Interesting and pleasant, not a "meaty" rauchbier as Schlenkerla does, but more of a smoky-spicy-sauce influence.

Overall flavor is of grass smoke with a semi-sweet malt backbone (caramel, Munich, or Vienna, or some of each) and a touch of bittering hops. Front of palate detects sweet, lightly caramel-hazed brown bread with modest smokiness and herbal characters (from hops or smoked malt, difficult to tell). Mid-palate of smoked malt (giving a grass smoke or smoked fish flavor) with brown sugar and spices (cumin, mustard, vinegar), tangy sweetness from caramel and/or Munich with smoked malt. Back of palate picks up notable caramel and potentially roasted malt, with background smokiness and bitterness. Aftertaste of grass smoke with light caramel sweetness and a modest bitterness from, probably, Germanic hops.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body with medium-low levels of carbonation intensity, resulting in a smooth, lightly foamy and well-flowing mouthfeel. Closes dry, with substantial stickiness on the palate and lips.

falloutsnow, Aug 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Schlafly33, Aug 04, 2013
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Emelisse Rauchbier from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
85 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.