Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Stadsbrouwerij De Hemel. Nice ruby red colored beer with an average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweet grains, sweet alcohol, lightly floral. A bitter hint in the finish. Decent body and carbonation. A bit alcoholic imo but not bad.
Kleurplaatje (90) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with the expiration date of 31/8/2014. Drank last evening after some other beers. Too bad it was our last in our session, because this one definitely had some flavors that needed far better treatment. However, after all, I managed to get at least a bit behind this pretty well brewed barley wine. It pours slightly hazy amber with a stable head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is mainly malty with some strong sweet notes. Caramel is omnipresent, but it feels very soft in the nose. Liked it. Tastes also very, very soft. Of course, it is the sweetness that dominates, but it has that nice soft, almost honey-like, spicy and fruity layer that sizzles on the tastebuds, making it quite a pleasant one in terms of sweetness. Just perfectly balanced and a true tasteful gem. Nice, slightly warmish end, that made every sip a heavenly one. Beautiful thick and syrupy texture, that goes accompanied with a nice full body. Nieuw Ligt is truly a great one, that certainly deserves a better treatment that what I gave to her. Beautiful soft barley wine, absolutely a gem in Dutch brewing.
__Rb81 (359) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at de Hemel. Red amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is bitter sweet, malts, caramel, alcohol. Bitter aftertaste. Not so good.
Franksv6 (541) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Red Dark beer with a good white head. Taste is spicy, nice warm alcohol, fruity and caramel. Nice balance beer, like all beers of De Hemel.
RW80 (1274) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L Swing top bottle shared.
Appearance: Dark copper orange with a one finger of tanned head on top, with an average retention. Light lacing
Aroma is fruity (apricots,raisins,dates) with some sweet caramelised malts, some spices and alcohol.
Taste: Sweet fruity and caramel following allowing the lines of the aroma, alcohol warms through
and rounds the palate a slight light sourness in the finish.Aftertaste is sweet fruity.
Body is medium, nice average carbonation.
Douberd (3186) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Swing top bottle at home, 1L, poured into a snifter. ABV 10%
dark orange copper to light amber colour on the body, one finger of tan head on top, with good density and average retention, leaving big bubbles and foam islands on the surface and light lacing around the glass.
Aroma is fruity, with apricots but also some dark fruits, raisins,dates, some caramel and spices, obvious alcohol.
Taste has spices, fruits, caramel, the alcohol is there but it doesn’t burn or annoy, raisins on the finish, more fruits on the aftertaste. Overall sweet but on a good level.
Body is medium thin with good carbonation.
Overall very good and tasty, definitely the best of De Hemel beers I’ve tried till now.
dutchbeerpages (1840) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beer that gets better with every sip. I dont get a lot of aroma, hence the lower rating, it really should be higher. The balance is world class. The way this beer changes as it warms, really interesting. Had this with smoked sausage, a great combination. On tap at in de wildeman.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured reddish amber with a frothy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit and soft malt. Medium smooth body, flavour is sweet berries, toasted malt, alcohol soaked raisons.
MarcoDL (2888) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored beer, with almost no head. Tastes sweet and malty, with some fruits.
mecafilo (137) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Bottle @ Proeflokaal Arendsnest, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Pours with a dark red, hazy colour, small frothy off-white head. Aroma is moderately malty, with notes of bread, herbs and wine. taste is moderately sweet, a bit bitter, a bit sour. Medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, medium sweet and a bit sour alcoholic finish.