Brewed by Microbrouwerij Achilles
Style: Belgian Ale
Heist op den Berg-Itegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Before Countless British soldiers died in the trenches of Belgium in World War I, they managed to pass on to the Belgians a taste for wonderful British ale. Shortly afterward, in the 1920s, the Belgians began making pale ale themselves-with the intriguing addition of a spicy, fruity, almost perfumed aroma that comes not from spices but a special Belgian yeast. This one from the tiny one man brewery Achilles is a classic Belgian Pale Ale, for everyday drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5370) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour. Lightly sweet malt, fruit, citrus, light hops, and lightly spiced. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2010
750 ml. Hazy amber body. Short, fizzy, off-white white head, rapidly diminishing. Fruity, floral, perfumey aroma with notes of caramel and toasted grain. Subdued aroma. The flavor is lighlty to moderately sweet, lightly acidic and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately bitter, lightly to moderately acidic and lightly sweet. Medium body with a thin, watery texture and fizzy carbonation. Unpleasant mouthfeel. Slightly laquerish finish along with some tartness. Average in every category which adds up to disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2010
7/9/10. 750mL bottle shared by Lance at Proof! Not bad. Bready and malty aroma with a nice lingering citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Fruity citrus aroma with honey malts on the nose. Pours a pale amber with a thin white head. Fruity and spicy with apples and dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13112) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2010
750 ml bottle poured a clear tarnished copper with a large lasting light amber head. Aromas of cookie, fruittiness and yeast. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cookie, fruittiness, yeast, light earthiness and a hint of spice with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle… Cloudy amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. The bouquet offers herbal hops and restrained toffee malt. Medium to full-bodied with middle-of-the-road carbonation. Balanced well. Toffee sweetness is layered between hop bitterness and phenolic, wild grain spiciness. The bittersweet finish is herbal and a touch medicinal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Pours amber with thick, fluffy white head.  Aroma of yeast and stale beer.  Taste has light bitterness.  Medium mouthfeel.  Mild spices with Belgian yeast finish. It was ok but the aroma took away from the enjoyment of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pour is murky deep orangey amber with a thin tight bubbled skin of a white head...smell is indeed fruity and perfumey with some light and faint biscuity sweet notes too...hints of must...taste is fairly sweet with stale bread flavors and some faintly spiced clove and coriander and black pepper...light coppery flavored bitterness in the finish...quick and a tad thin...this is really close to being quite delicious...I’d love to try a brett version.

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