Brewed by Stadsbrouwerij De Hemel
Style: Belgian Ale
Nijmegen, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Our summer beer, golden, refreshing and aromatically seasoned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 Malt and apricot aroma. Full bodied. Apricot flavor at first, followed by a strong maltiness and a fair deal of hops. Some licorice. Just a bit sweetish and a hint of alcohol. Lovely well balanced beer, emphasizing the fruity maltiness. Expensive ($ 5,- per half litre in the shop), but well worth the money. From tap (Arendsnest Amsterdam) the beer disappointed somewhat. Traubenzucker in the aroma. Flowery flavor, somewhat perfumed. Reasonably well hopped and seasoned, just a bit on the sweet side. I was also less satisfied with a bottle tasted in 2008. Orange color, slightly perfumed aroma of tangerine and coreander. Sweetish, perfumed spicy flavor. malt and coreander. Citrus fruit. Not unpleasant, but too perfumed for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
Tap @ De Hemel. Pours a clear orange with a fine creamy off-white head. Aroma is lightly malty with a good dose of fruits and berries. Mouthfeel is perhaps a little thin. Flavour is well-balanced with plenty of spices mixing in well with the slight berryness of the background. Vanilla, coriander and a peppery bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2010
clear orange, smooth white head. aroma is spicy, sweet flowery, flavor is sweet flowery, faint spicy, well balanced, almost woody notes, ends spicy and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11232) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of herbs, vegetables and light malt. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with peach, malt and yeasty notes. Sweet and yeasty flavour with coriander, malt and caramel notes. Finished dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 29, 2010
Fløska. Clear orange, medium white head. Tea fruity caramel toastish malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Fruity sweet caramel pleasantly bitter and malty flavour. Fruity tea caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10182) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle: A bit unclear, small lacy white head; caramalt, toasted malt, some hops and coriander in the nose; quite light bodied for abeer of 6.5%; moderate, almost solid bitter-sweet flavour; slightly lingering, spicy (coriander) and nutty finish. Pleasant and good..........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9529) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2004
Gushing to huge brownish head; orange-amber beer. Very fruity nose, citrus-orange, Mandarine Napoleon, spicey too. Taste is spicey, as nutmeg and swet spices: cardemom, maybe cinnamon. Yet main flavour is sweet, liquorice like and citrussy. Rather thin mouthfeel for such a laden beer. Too sweet for my tooth. For the amateurs of liqueur-like beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2009
(swing top bottle, purchased at the brewery) Almost clear, deep golden colour with a short creamy white layer. Sweet (cara-)malty and nutty aroma with flowery hoppy notes and loads of spices (anise, coriander). Toast-malty and distinctively nutty taste with light spicy notes. Medium-dry, sweet-bitter, slightly toasty and nutty finish with hints of flowery hops and light spicy notes (06.I.09).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9370) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2011
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. BBE 31.12.2011.
Rated on 20110802.
Hazy copper colour with a small head. Fruits, mostly apricot and citrus on the nose, also some notes of malts. Flavor is malts and apricot, notes of citrus. Something seems to be missing for this to be an enjoyable beer.

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