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Emelisse Imperial Doppelbock - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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Emelisse Imperial Doppelbock
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: 05Harley on 10-30-2010)
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ordered this at de Beyerd at Breda, The Netherlands.

A: Thick head that stayed for a minute or 2. Then a tiny head foam lacing stayed on the beer till it was finished. Color was deep amber. Just a tiny tiny bit of carbonation.

S: A whole arrange of dark fruit (plums, figs) and some chocolate.

T: Tastes of malts, dried fruit and toffee. A touch of medicinal in the end. Nice, not overwhelmingly, alcoholic aftertaste.

M: Quite a medium to full body overall. Creamy and round taste in the beginning. A bit of carbonation present.

O: Quite enjoyed the beer. Had it as a finishing beer of a drinking session. I'd recommend it to friends who enjoy bock beers.

Serving type: on-tap

Morningstorm, Mar 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a hazy brown color bock with a medium foamy head with light retention and no lacing. Aroma consists of caramelized sugar with notes of dry cereal. Taste is also a mix between some dry cereal notes and some light residual sugar notes. Body is a bit light for style with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Lacking body and sweetness with no interesting ester – not something I would seek again.

Phyl21ca, Mar 08, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Today was the day to crack this one open. I waited for a good moment because the brewer (Kees Bubberman) told me I would love his one in particular. And yes, he has an idea about what I love in a beer.

A - A clear brown fluid with hardly no head, just a tiny foam lacing. There is no visible carbonation.

S - Chocolate, caramel, toffee and some booze and fruit. All scent are just faintly present though, but still very nice.

T - A real delight, toffee sweet upfront and chocolate, malts and some booze follow after it. A very good Bock! I want more!

M - The body is nice and medium thick, softly carbonated and the alcohol presence is lower than expected. In the finish kicks in some 'Emelisse' bitterness.

O - I am not a Bock fan, but this is something I can really appreciate. Specially the caramel tones, they come out nice. Thanks Kees for pointing this one out for me, I loved every sip.

Mar02x, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of 05Harley
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled in 2010, best by 12/2012.

Purchased through Cracked Kettle, Netherlands

Price - $4.71 US

Appearance: Pours a deep, deep amber color with a quick fading head. Spotty lacing like on a cheatah.

Smell: Sweet with dark fruit, raisins, plums and grapes. A hint of smokiness due to the roasted malts.

Taste: Quite smokey with a layer of sweetness followed by some bitter hops. Alcohol is there but not full out at 11.5%.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat oily with a bitter feel and finishes dry.

Drinkability: Not bad but ones enough and I move on to the next victim. I don't know what it is but this certainly doesn't taste like a doppelbock style. WTF..

I have a few more bottles and will revisit this again after some aging to see if it's changed.

05Harley, Oct 30, 2010
Emelisse Imperial Doppelbock from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.