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Emelisse Rauchbier - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 05-01-2010)
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Reviews by Bung:
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Bung

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. Nice amber pour, solid finger of off white head. Retains well, lacing maybe not so much.

Carmelly malty aroma, very light bacon, smoked peat. Surprisingly mild smoke actually. Increases nicely as it warms.

Light toffee then the smoked peat, canadian bacon, corndog. A little herbal hop twang there. Then it is back to the smoke for the finish. A friend called it a liquid hushpuppy, fairly apt I'd say.

Carbonation is there but fades quickly making it a little boring on the tongue. Could use just a tad more body, but it is fairly easy to drink. Probably a one and done though.

A little one sided, but a good Rauch.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 02:55:31 | More by Bung
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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.3/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 16:26:36 | More by MarkoNm
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Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -60%

04-08-2014 01:56:26 | More by Fettpopps
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-02-2014 21:19:16 | More by ToddHolder
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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 02:32:53 | More by zeff80
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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2014 05:07:25 | More by LJWalker
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Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20%

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Netherlands

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-20-2013 21:04:23 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 02:46:38 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Belgium

2.25/5  rDev -40%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Texas

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

08-19-2013 04:18:47 | More by NOLANDMAN
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 05:06:06 | More by falloutsnow
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Missouri

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Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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Colorado

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Emelisse Rauchbier from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
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