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Emelisse Rauchbier - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

Emelisse RauchbierEmelisse Rauchbier

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BA SCORE
85
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.59%


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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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 42 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TheDoorman:
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TheDoorman

New York

4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Not my favorite style or one I am too familiar with, but ordered this up at Vaandag in NYC. It had a dark amber color and a faily unremarkable aroma. The taste and mouthfeel was on the money. A nice amount fo smokiness, which means a subtle amount. It was there and noticable, but mostly towards the end of the palate. A perfect amount to compliment a smokey food, or to contrast with something less robust. Very creamy motuhfeel. Excellent.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2011 21:33:10 | More by TheDoorman
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
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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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

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

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +26%

04-02-2014 02:39:19 | More by navband
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-02-2014 21:19:16 | More by ToddHolder
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-08-2014 15:48:23 | More by Beer-Ed
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Ed37

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-03-2014 11:32:17 | More by Ed37
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-22-2014 03:59:58 | More by Ainjyll
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-11-2014 18:36:27 | More by Hayley_86
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
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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discodoni

Belgium

2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

11-27-2013 22:33:07 | More by discodoni
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jlink52

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-14-2013 19:00:33 | More by jlink52
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-15-2013 16:55:40 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-06-2013 02:04:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +26%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

08-04-2013 22:48:28 | More by Schlafly33
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

07-31-2013 20:53:54 | More by CasanovaCummins
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WDJersey

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2013 01:56:25 | More by WDJersey
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Florida9

Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark brown in color, between the fairly high translucency and the slight haze, there is a slight effluent quality to this beer. Forms only the slightest head upon pouring and even that doesn't bother sticking around. Appears flat.

S: Aroma is an acceptable blend of caramel malts, a mild sweetness, brown bread, and some lighter smokey notes.

T: Taste is much like the aroma. Mildly sweet caramel malt, some darker fruits, a woody earthiness, and a mild smoke flavor on the back end. Turns bitter and slightly alcoholic on the finish.

M: Body is on the lighter side of medium. Virtually non-existant carbonation. Mildly astringent bitterness. Too light for the style.

O: A fairly average beer. Personally, I felt as if the smoke was underdone (and I am not even a fan of smoked beers), but it's not as if this beer had the body to balance off any more smoke. It's almost as if this beer is something akin to a Rauchbier Light.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 02:26:20 | More by Florida9
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-27-2013 23:34:05 | More by herrburgess
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours dark caramel brown with a thin off-white head and some yeast sediment. The head lingers for a long time. The beer is wonderfully smoky with hints of caramel and chocolate. There's some of that breadiness from the smoked malt as well. The flavor is malty, slightly sweet, and smoky. The smokiness lingers in the mouth along with some mild back end bitterness. I get some of those chocolate notes as well, but they're faint. The body is medium to full with low carbonation. The beer coats the mouth, allowing for a smoky aftertaste to linger. The beer is pretty easy to drink. This is an excellent beer. It's not quite up there with the German rauchbiers, but it's not far off.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 00:33:36 | More by acevenom
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Emelisse Rauchbier from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
85 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.