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De Hemel Nieuw Ligt Grand Cru

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Brewed by Stadsbrouwerij De Hemel
Style: Barley Wine
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Translated from Dutch, on the painted label: "heavy beer, 12% ABV, from for long cellaring. Full, dark, aromatic. Now ready to drink, but around 2008 at its peak. Store cool and dark. Drinkable until eternity." English bottles: Exquisitely brewed by Browerij De Hemel - "Heaven" in Dutch - and gently accented with spices lovingly picked from the Garden of Eden. It is specially brewed to give pleasure for all Eternity. Keep it in your cellar as long as you can. It just gets better as time goes by.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (6479) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2016
Thank you for sharing people! 2013 Vintage. Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ “Gouda Winterbier Festival 2016”. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Nose is warming, very sticky sweet candy, orange peel, sugar, light cloves, touch vanilla. Taste is weird cacao, sugar, cloves, warming orange peel, raisin, dates, cloying, grain, spices cake. Low carbonation, sugar & orange peel body. Minor odd flourishes but quite nice if you are into strong, sugary, low carb. vintage brews like this (I am).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (825) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016
From bottle at Winterbierfestival Gouda 2016. Clear, golden amber. Sweetish-malty, slightly sourish aroma of caramel, brown sugar, honey, vanilla and some oak. Sweet-sourish taste of caramel, brown sugar, honey, vanilla and some oak, followedby a medium long, slightly bitter finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and minimally astringent mouthfeel, flat. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle sampled at PINT Winterbier festival Gouda 2016. Dark amber with orange hue and offwhite head. Grapes, rum raisins, sweet orange candy, roasted almond, light minty herbs. Over medium sweet packing a strong alcoholic punch. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Pleasant experience!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2740) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016
Pint Winterbierfestival, Gouda 2016. Gedeeld met de ratebeer clan!
altijd leuk een flesje met waxlaag, doet vermoeden dat er wel een fantastisch bier in moet zitten... het schenkt iig helder caramel/bruin met witte kraag. aroma van zoet, alcohol, caramel, rozijn, graan. smaken zijn redelijk zoet, alcoholisch, graan, licht zuurtje, licht kruidig, rozijn, graan, medium body, iets dun van textuur, smooth, aardige barley wine, winkel verkoopwaarde ligt mijns inziens iets te hoog.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5842) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle sample at PINT Winterbierfestival ’16. Deep amber colour, thin white head. Aroma is sweet, raisins, fruity, malty, alcohol, caramel. Flavour is sweet, light spicy, malty, raisins, alcohol, some yeast, bittersweet finish. Full bodied, thick. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (2341) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle sampled at Winterbierfestival Gouda. Murky brown with small beige head. Sweet grains, grapes, red wine, marzipan, light leaves, peach, grape soda. Quite sweet with medium bitterness. Full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (410) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Bought this one at Oersoep beer fest 2015. Dark caramel colour with not much head. Smells of caramel and molasses and sweet malts, and also of piney hops. The taste is quite nice, like the beer’s been bourbon barrel-aged, with notes of caramel, bourbon and honey on top of a bitter hop body. A bit boozy, especially when it was cold (which was surprising for me, because, usually beers get boozy as they get warm), but has a nice warm and smooth mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3981) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2015
(De Hemel Nieuw Ligt Grand Cru) Waxed 330 ml bottle at home, vintage 2010, served into a snifter, ABV 12% Deep red to amber colour on the body, some bubbles forming during pouring but the pop immediately. Aroma of malts, sugars, caramel, light dark fruits. Taste is sweet, with malts, caramel, some red and dark fruits but not as intense as I expected (and wanting), spices, light alcohol. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Not bad but not as good as I thought it would be either. I’ll look for a younger vintage though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle split at Arendsnest in der Dam, 27/09/15. Rich amber topped with a decent beige swirl. Nose is bitter orange, spice, sweet caramel, fruit rinds, light booze. Taste comprises rich fruit cake, dates, bitter orange, spice, rich malt. Full body, fine carbonation, oily feel, sweet close with light warming alcohol. Decent well rounded barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mesjasz (530) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2012. Dark orange, hazy color, small tan head. Intense aroma of caramel, raisin, banana, honey, peach, Porto wine. Taste is medium sweet with small alcohol bitterness at finish. Flavor is caramel, honey, sweet malt. Aftertaste is Little dry with burning alcohol character. Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation.


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