Emelisse Triple IPA - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
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3.96/5 rDev +6.5%
From a 330ml bottle into a tulip pint glass.
A: Pours quite clear, with a bit a haze; a reddish amber. Good finger and a bit of thick head at first, which dissipated at a normal rate. Left excellent lacing. Very good head retention - until the end (given its a slow drink). A minute amount of visible activity.
S: A nutty toffee up front with the deepness of tropical fruits and a little bit of pine spice.
T: Pale malts very quickly followed by some caramel and toffee notes then solidly backed up by bittering hops. Very nice lingering bitterness. There is a light alcohol taste at the end, but definitely does not taste like 10% .
M: Nice and full for and IPA, but drinks very smoothly though. Coats the mouth well, a little bit oily, but just right.
Overall: Very nicely balanced beer. Excellent drink for at the end of a long day.
03-13-2014 21:25:00 | More by Brewhemoth
3.79/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours muddy orange-amber with white head that dissipates pretty quickly.
Lots of caramel with hints of tangerine in the nose.
Taste is very malty with caramel and lots of chocolate. Moderate bitterness very late. Dark chocolate bitterness lingers on the palate as the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied. Pretty thick feeling for an IPA.
Overall this was interesting and definitely worth a try. Much maltier than anticipated.
04-14-2013 01:24:27 | More by TrappistJohnMD
3.86/5 rDev +3.8%
Enjoyed this on tap at the Local Option in Chicago, IL - poured into a 10oz snifter.
First off....wow do they play EXTREMELY loud 'Death' metal at the Local Option. It is just about unbearable. But enough of that...
A - great white head. Solid golden color. Looks thick. Hazy.
S - the normal citrus. nothing up and beyond. hoping for more sweetness.
T - Very bitter. that is sharp. triple hops and 10ABVs will do that i suppose.
M - no notes on this.
O - I really like it. Great for the hop heads. Not as sweet as you would hope tho.
02-21-2013 01:32:39 | More by weonfire
3.94/5 rDev +5.9%
Poured out as a nice clear golden color with a foamy white head on top. The lacing was scattered with a thin retention. The smell of the beer was hoppy with some sweet grains in there as well as some boozy ethanol. The taste of the beer is sweet upfront with a good amount of malts that transitions over to the hoppy finish. The flavors of grain and bready with some powerful citrus in the finish balance nicely. The mouthfeel has some heat on it. For being 10% it's hotter than some beers I've had with higher ABV's. It's got a thick oily feel to it though and a decent carbonation. Overall this beer is pretty good, worth trying.
01-17-2013 03:25:11 | More by Knapp85
3.2/5 rDev -14%
On tap at In de Wildeman in Amsterdam.
Cloudy orange with a bubbly white head. Leaves some lacing on this tiny 25cl glass.
Lots of caramel malt in the aroma. Light citrus and grassy hops. Some herbal tea as well.
The 10% is apparent as is the bitterness and malts. It's tasting like an American barleywine. Lots of caramel maltiness with some lighter fruit and grassy herbal hopping.
Fairly big bodied and smooth with mild carbonation. My favorite thing about this beer.
I had to try a Netherlands brewery doing big American things but I wish I had not done this as the first beer of the night. It will destroy your palette.
12-07-2012 22:46:31 | More by MattSweatshirt
3.45/5 rDev -7.3%
Served on-draught into 't Arendsnest stemware. Reviewed from notes taken in July 2010.
A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a textbook copper.
Sm: Bittering hops, heavy floral character, and malt. A mild strength aroma.
T: Bittering hops on the climax help add a special element to the simple body - which is itself comprised of caramelized malt, full barley, and assorted diverse hops. Hides its 10.00% quite well. Complex enough and nicely balanced. Very well built for the style.
Mf: Lovely coarseness to bring out the flavours, nice wetness, and good carbonation. Suits the style and flavours nicely.
Dr: Very drinkable for its high ABV as well as the style, without too much coarseness or bitterness. Affordable and enjoyable. I'd have it again.
12-05-2012 20:05:51 | More by kojevergas
4/5 rDev +7.5%
Round two of my Emelisse triple-play at Cafe Frape on 06OCT12. A 0.33l bottle set me back €5.50.
The small tulip brimmed with a deep chestnut/amber bier, which was lightly cloudy. Head was rocky and tan, stuck around a while, and put up some good lace. Aroma was mostly rindy but did have a touch of tangerine and apricot. Pretty smooth on the tongue, it also possessed a medium body.
Started off with some fruity sweetness, tangerine, orange and apricot being present. Then it turned resiny and piney, with solid bitterness through to the finish. Better balanced than the DIPA I started with, and quite satisfying! Prosit!!
4/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
10-22-2012 17:07:28 | More by Bierman9
Emelisse Triple IPA from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
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