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De Hemel Rooie Tiep Top

Brewed by Stadsbrouwerij De Hemel
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Nijmegen, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Aromatic and unfiltered, named after a historical person in Nijmegen, brewed for Café "In De Blaauwe Hand", where it’s always available. Sometimes it can also be tasted elsewhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (697) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle @ DØE Køge. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok soapy off-white head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, brown sugar, alcohol and spices. Palette: medium malty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average to distinct sweetness, unbalanced by a light to medium bitterness, average duration and an oily texture. Overall: pretty ok sweet strong ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (783) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Red/ brown beer with a withe head. Taste is fruity, sour fruit, alcohol and some spice. Good long sour/bitter afthertast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (4610) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle, 1000 ml, bought at the brewery and poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 8% Mostly clear body, deep orange copper in colour, with a small white head. Okay retention. Light lacing left around the glass. Aroma is not that pleasant at first, but after letting it breathe for a while and after a swirl of the glass too, aromas of bread appear, some fruity nuances too. Nothing great still, but better than before. Lots of malts and hints of alcohol, this one smells more like an imperial -or just strong- lager than a tripel or a belgian ale. Taste is more like the style. Yeast notes. Very obvious alcohol, lots of malts and sugar. Some light fruity notes with hints of apricot. It’s the kind of taste that always tells me that if I have too many - or much in this case- of this beer I’ll have a headache the next day. Medium thin body, carbonation towards the low side. Overall not impressed by this. Certainly didn’t worth the money.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borresteijn (6281) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at Drie Dorstige Herten. Hazy deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of foul grain, swamp, dishrag, some soft sweet spices. It stinks IMHO. Flavour is medium-sweet, alcohol, spices, skunk, grainy texture, floral notes, yeast. Medium-bodied. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12755) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 1 ltr bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange-golden color, small to medium sized off-white head that diminishes quickly. Smell malts, hay, some sweetness. Taste malts, some sweetness, blossom and slightly flowers. Fairly low bodied for 8% ABV, low to medium carbonation. Decent beer though nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5506) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle @ Buitenlust. Golden yellow colour with a decent white head. Smells sweet, flowers, some hops, slightly fruity. Tastes herbs, fruity, slightly sweet, flowers. Soft carbo, thin to medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8424) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2012
1 Ltr bottle shared a couple of years ago. From notes Ok white head. Clear golden/blond pour. ok but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5169) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2011
Golden body, white head. Clear, too. Metallic, white bread and orange peel. Not great. Dusty taste, some sour but not very refined. More of a mistake?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
1000 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours a clear golden colour with a small, white, foamy head. Aroma of ripe fruits such as apricot, hay and cardboard. Flavour of pale malts, loads of apricot, hay and some hops. Alcohol as well. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a finish of apricot and alcohol. Good.

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