Christos (5696) - 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. PotjeBier (3218) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
500ml swing op bottle, thanks to Secret Santa. Dark blonde color, mostly clear. Firm off white head with reasonable retention. Aroma’s of grain, malts, (sour) fruit. Sweet malts, sour fruit, grain and spices (ginger, possibly anise) retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, caramellish, a bit herbal spicy. Medium bodied. Finishes rather dry and herbal with moderate bitterness. Not shocking but well crafted. Franksv6 (912) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 Clear amber color beer with a white head, light carbonation. Taste :some nice herbs , bitter. Good bitter afthertaste. Nice. Jimbo2 (449) - DENMARK - JUN 16, 2015
Spiced aromas, notes of honey, banana. An easily drinkable experience without being too boring. JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2004
Gushing to huge brownish head; orange-amber beer. Very fruity nose, citrus-orange, Mandarine Napoleon, spicey too. Taste is spicey, as nutmeg and swet spices: cardemom, maybe cinnamon. Yet main flavour is sweet, liquorice like and citrussy. Rather thin mouthfeel for such a laden beer. Too sweet for my tooth. For the amateurs of liqueur-like beers.
joergen (27984) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Cloudy amber coloured with a creamy and lasting white head.
Spicy aroma with notes of fruits.
Flavour of spices, fruits and dried fruits. cab (866) - DENMARK - APR 18, 2007
Bottel . From Beermouth. Good belgian ale, over all, but a bit too alcholic, for my taste never the less i like it. BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 30, 2007
[Bottle from beermouth tasted at Carlsens.]
Light hazy and dark golden look with dissapearing head. Aroma of caramel and sourfruits. Flavor is sweet with medium carbonation and drinkability. Short bittersweet aftertaste . Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
Cloudy dark golden beer. Large slowly diminishing 1cm head of white and lasting foam. Yeasty, estery, flowery and slightly citrusy aromas. Mildly toasted malts beginnings quickly switch toward flowery and lemony hops. Fair supporting body all through. Quite simple in its maltiness, not developing too much flavours (surprising feature for De Hemel!), but comfortable and smooth. Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 Re-rate on tap at Carlsens Kvarter, April 2012. Hazy orange with a lasting white head. Aroma of yeast, herbs, orange peel and sugar. Sweetish flavour with strong orange peel notes, along with yeasty character and sugar