Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Emelisse Barley Wine Ale

There are so many different styles of beer out there these days, and it keeps growing everyday. This is Emelisse Barley Wine Ale, 10.0% ABV. Barley wine is more of a strong winter style of beer, usually with higher alcohol content to it. This style originated in England. This is there American style barley wine ale. Emelisse is a Dutch brewery. This Barley Wine pours a murky brown copper color with almost now head. I couldn’t see anything through the glass on this at all. No carbonation found here, There is very tiny, thin lacing on the glass. The aroma on this Emelisse is big alcohol scent with dark fruits, like dark plums and very dark grapes. There also is a faint caramel scent that is a little sweet but the alcohol does cut that sweetness down a little. The taste on this barley wine is boozy with dark fruits and a little bitterness. The mouth feel is big and full. This really coats your mouth but doesn’t stick there to long, but just long enough to make it a little enjoyable.  It then does clean up somewhat nicely. The finish is with a slight alcoholic bun that does warm your inside a bit, making for a bitter dark fruity alcoholic bitter after taste. I give this Emelisse a C. I am not a big fan of barley wines, they have there moments. But this does get slight better has you continue to sip this. Could be better, less alcoholic taste/flavors on this could help. But I would have this again in the future. So, remember please to head over to Mike’s Discount Beverages, 4700 Park Rd., Charlotte NC 28209 for all your fine wine and beer! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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