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


on tap


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RATINGS: 87   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 (1640) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kleurplaatje (74) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (312) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (378) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1056) - Hoogeveen, 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 (2902) - 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 (1705) - 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 (4249) - 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 (2559) - 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 (124) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1072) - 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.

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