Strong malt aroma from the neck, sweet, and sugary. I get a whiff of wet horse too, but very fleeting. Pours clear amber with a very nice thick off-white head that clings to the glass. Centennial hops? Bitter, but not too much so, flavors of malts, hops, burnt sugar, but overall a bit subtle in flavors. Not much in the middle. But seems a bit sticky for a medium bodied beer. Tasted from the bottle @ 58F.
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From this small Dutch brewpub situated on an island in southwestern Holland we bring you the extraordinary creations of brewmaster Kees Bubberman. Prior to running the show at Emelisse, Kees was widely regarded around the Dutch beer geek circuit as the best homebrewer in the country. Running joke was that in any beer competition Kees entered, everyone else was fighting for 2nd prize. He established a well-earned reputation as a first-rate artisanal brewer, and the Emelisse brewpub came calling. Today, he's turning out some of the very finest stuff Europe has to offer, and though the Emelisse beers are still largely undiscovered except by those in the know across the pond, that is seriously about to change. We're here to help with that.