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De Hemel Nieuw Ligt Grand Cru

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


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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (183) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
Cupper dark beer with a smal white head, low carbonation. Smells fruity. Taste is also fruity and sweet. Afthertaste is some nice bitter and a caramel taste. Easy to drink, nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
A nice, ruby-red beer with a dark brown layer of roam. A very sweet aroma in which the hint of smoke, chocolate and alcohol meet each other. It tastes also very fruity and sweet, but this is very soon followed bij the aftertaste of bitter cacao, and remains for quite a while. Een mooi, robijnrood bier met een donkerbruine, stevige compacte kraag. Een enorm zoet aroma waarin de hint van rook, chocolade en alcohol elkaar treffen. De smaak is even fruitig-zoet, maar wordt snel opgevolgd door de nasmaak van bittere cacao. Deze blijft ook lekker even hangen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1885) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Kris Wines, Grand Cru 2009. Murky chestnut brown, no head, hardly any carbonation. Nose is fusty, musty, grainy, honey, bees wax, fortified wine, alcohol, dried fruit apricot, bit of caramel, but mainly barley grain and barley sugar. Taste is grainy, musty grain, alcohol, honey, spicy, dried fruit apricot, caramel, barley sugar. Taste has quite a warming alcohol burn, although it’s a little musty and flat tasting for me. Has a fortified wine or vinous aspect too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2859) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Vintage 2003. Colour is clear orange with bubbly white small head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, raisins, sweetness, dryness, wood?. Aging very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paulvanpelt (337) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
Oranje, mistig. Weinig schuim. Aroma alcohol, gedroogd fruit, abrikoos, krent, mout. Zoet, zure tonen. Bitter in de nasmaak. Volle body, zacht. Weinig co2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3849) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
330ml bottle [2009 vintage]. Slightly cloudy, dark amber colour with late awakening, minimally lacing, off-white layer. Relatively flat, malty aroma has hints of toffee, a touch of red and dried fruit. Taste is moderately sweet fruity, malty, hints of dried apricot, plum, raisin, a bitter hoppy note, also a tart fruit acid touch; a mild warming alcohol note in the finish. Relatively light for its high abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of martinus, many thanks. Vintage 2010. Dark amber color with minimal white head. Sweet aroma of candies, bubble gum, caramel, port, raisins, tropical fruits. sweet malty taste with honey, bee wax, raisins, dried fruits, sweet malts. Sweet finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Little bit sweet for me, but overall tasty barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3131) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Clear bright brown colour with well retained head. Has lots of complex floral and herbal notes. Overall very malty and very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6660) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange with an orange head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely. Aroma has lots of caramel and grain notes with a bit of backing toffee. Flavor has a good amount of toffee and grain with hint of warming alcohol and just a touch of caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1732) - WALES - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle, 2009 vintage. Bottle looks decent, so how are the contents? Pours dark red, no head. Smells very sweet - cherry, sherbert, bourbon, raisin. Although the smell is good in some ways and very distinctive, it is nauseating rather than appetising. Body is medium to light. Taste is like a whisky aged old ale, some sweet caramel malts. Not for me, but I could see some people liking it.

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