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


on tap


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The heaviest one, rich of taste, colour and body, a nice balance in spite of the high alcohol content.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1542) - Wageningen, - FEB 2, 2013
Sample at Beerevents tasting at Veluwse Heidebrouwerij. Hazy amber, small off-white head. Taste has figs, caramel malts, raisins, overripe fruit. All mild and well-balanced. Sweet, medium to full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (514) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1553) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3045) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (1984) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
Amber colored beer, with almost no head. Tastes sweet and malty, with some fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mecafilo (67) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 5, 2013
On tap @ 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 20, 2013
25/02/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Colore arancio vivo, con un filo di schiuma bianca poco persistente. Aroma dolce di malto, caramellato, frutta matura, alcol (non invadente). In bocca è dolce, fruttata e caramellata, con un finale lievemente amarognolo, nel complesso discretamente equilibrata. Note alcoliche un po’ più evidenti. Bel corpo, consistenza oleosa, quasi piatta. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2013
Backlog rating 3-05-2009 (Flip-top bottle) This beer when poured has a small tan head with poor retention, transparent body, visible carbonation, no lacing, and the hue of the body is reddish. The aroma consists of malt, alcohol, notes of caramel, spicy, and sweet. Ditto for the taste. The palate is tingly along with a warming sensation and this is a light-medium bodied Barley Wine. All-in-all, this is a sipping beer given the ABV, and is worthy of trying. I would definitely drink this beer again and I recommend it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3790) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle thx to benzai. Amber to ruby colour, head quickly gone. Smells red fruits, wood, sweet. Tastes very, very sweet, red fruit, hops. Quite sticky and lasting sweet taste. Full body, soft carbo.

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