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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: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (334) - - OCT 18, 2014
Drank from tap at Cafe Jos with Kaspar 16-10-2014. Nice barley wine. Compelling taste. Like a lesser version of De Molenís Barley Bomb: sweet taste with alcohol, followed by some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (645) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
33cl bottle - Really nice looking. Appearance: copper coloured beer with a ring of foam. Aroma: Light sweet. grains, caramel, port, raisins, and a bit odd but nice floral touch. Not powerfull but very refined. 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. Taste: Some sweet caramelised malts and grainy malts followed ,honey, spices, a lot of nice floral, vegetable notes (Especially when you si it.)- Light bitter atertaste. medium body,sot carbonation, easy drinkable for itís style. Quite good and better as the Standard nieuw ligt with the extra complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (217) - 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.

4.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1907) - 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 itís a little musty and flat tasting for me. Has a fortified wine or vinous aspect too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2928) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3927) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4732) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3223) - 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.


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