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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our summer beer, golden, refreshing and aromatically seasoned.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2010
50cl, at 6.5%Vol, Dutch brewery, from Melgers Haarlem, not complex brew, spicy, yet balanced, clear, small head, nice Summer brew, yet expensive!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (5680) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2010
The aroma has caramel malts and fruitiness. Slighly hazy, orange coloured beer with a white head. The taste is sweet, has fruits, some caramel and toffee, little bitterness. Medium bodied. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christos (5438) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle 500 ml, bought at the brewery. ABV 6.5%. Poured into a tulip glass. Deep golden orange colour on the body, with a light haze in it. Two fingers of mostly white head, thick, with very good retention. Medium lacing left on the glass. Aroma is light fruity, with some floral notes too and mostly grains, but the combination with the fruit notes makes it quite good. Some yeast and clear malts present as well, after a deep sniff. Taste has some yeast and quite a few spices, cardamon seeds, little bit of an orange peel. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Quite dry palate. Overall quite good, certainly the best I had from De Hemel till now between their bottled selection.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2005
Golden colour. Pours with a big head. Spicy hop aroma. The sweetness is (over-?)balanced by almost harsh bitterness. The body is more than medium and it is soft on the palate. A better than average blond, though the flavour does not quite live up to expectations from the appearance and the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Draught at the Arandsnest, Amsterdam. Bright copper color with creamy head. Sweet parfumy aroma with orange, pepper and spices. The same elements are present in the taste along with berryish twist, malt, vanilla and some buttery taste. Very tasty and balanced. Tasted again from bottle in December 2007: Less fermentation aromas and flavors, more malt and caramel 6-3-6-3-13. The draught sample was definitely better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2005
Bottled. Sweet perfume and flowers aroma. Lovely! Amber color, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, very malty, lots of hops, light sourness and citric (orange). Quite warming for a beer with only 6% ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2013
Poured a bright amber with a tight white head. Aroma of soft caramel malt and dark fruit. Medium, creamy body, flavour of spiced orange and dark fruit and toffee-ish malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4587) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Hazy slightly pale amber colour, white head. Fruity aroma, orange peel, apricot, citrus fruits. Wheat and some caramel. Flavour of sweet malts, some yeast character and fruity apricot and citrus. Finish slightly bitter and very fruity.
I like this beer very much when its fresh, but there have been older versions around that I didnt enjoy quite as much.
(Draught @ the brewery)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2008
Tap @ Kafe Belgie. Dark golden colour, dense medium head. Nose has orange hops and coriander. Taste is fruity, with oranges and apples, along with some spices. Not a complex beer, refreshing though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle at home, 6.5% ABV. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of Mediterranean spices, some sugars and a hint of Belgian hops. Flavor is sweet and spicy malts, some fruits and a hint of bitter hops, nice balance. Bitter spicy finish. Nice and refreshing brew.


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