Vissenaken Himelein
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Brewed by Brouwerij Vissenaken
Style: Belgian Ale
Vissenaken-Tienen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Dark, artisanal beer, top-fermenting, unfiltered. Brewed with brewing liquor, barley malt, hops, sugar and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle, 75 cl. taste 2 weeks ago @ home (bought Beershop Alvinne) Very dark brown beer (almost black) with fine beige head. Aroma roasted malts, caramel. Medium body. Taste light bitterness, a touch of liquorice, roasted malts, dry end. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2009
Small, yellowish head, leaving some lace, over dark opaque brown beer; Chocolate, nose with some wood and browned, dried leaves, yeast. Bready, yeasty, leafy, dried fruit, woody finish and lots of malt. Well-bodied, with a small sourish CO˛ linging, lending quite good balance. Very nice beer, with somehow a German streak, despite the top-fermenting process. MANY THANKS TO BOTH MARC AND STEVEN!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13788) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle, 6%. OK roasted aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Very small head. The flavour is nicely sweet, good roasted note, a bit of brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2011
750ml bottle (Alvinne Beershop)
7- Bold mashy aroma, with a touch of yeast in the glass it’s breadier, and even had some rye notes.
4 Rich slightly hazy brown. Small beige head, continues to bubble gently to make sure it never disappears.
7 Lovely rich malty body, touch of liquorice root, more so in the one with a little yeast in. Rye breadiness through and through.
4 Full palate, crisp carbonation. Finish earthier in the yeastier glass, but liquoricy in both. Touch of tobacco too later.
14 Lovely balance, nice to see a brune that’s not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2011
Deep brown to black body with a lightly brown, creamy head. Good lace. Malty aroma. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavour. Ok, good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Bottled. A hazy chestnut colored beer with a thin beige. The aroma has notes of caramel, nuts, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, nuts, and straw, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle. Medium high and lasting off-white fluffy head. Hazy brown body. Aroma of apples and pears plus nuts and caramel. Flavor is relatively sweet roasted malt fruits and caramel with a low carbonation and a long aftertaste. Alcohol percentage seems just right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Clear orangey brown with a rough beige head. Hard roasted malt aroma. Medium body, hard roasted malt and dried fruit. Light malt bitterness in the finish. 220809

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle 75cl. @ The Danish Summer Gathering Tasting, TSODRBSG09.
Clear light to medium brown color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, oxidide, old malt, light drak bread, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090822]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
UPDATED: APR 6, 2010 (Bottle) Pours brown with red highlight. Small nougat-colour head. The aroma is malty with notes of straw, hay, nuts, milk chocolate, mild burned caramel and light canned corn hints. Some sugar. The flavour is light sweet and light bitter with notes of straw, hay, milk chocolate, nuts, light burned caramel and sugar. The mouthfeel is soft. Soft malty finish. Near medium bodied.

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