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


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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This cross-cultural brew was first made at the request of an Irish musical group and was named "Celtic Heaven," but soon became a permanent part of the Serafijn lineup. Similar to a light Irish ale, but but with the intriguing of a spicy, almost perfumed aroma that comes not from spices but from a special Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
popery (1422) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
An unexciting, fairly mediocre Belgian. I was looking for a calm, middling beer tonight, and even that relatively low bar was not met. The beer pours a normal enough warm brown-amber color with an extremely effervescent head. The head puffs up hugely at first, filling the glass with bubbles with only a couple inches of liquid. Despite all of this initial excitement, the head actually dissipated quite quickly and left very little lacing. Mouthfeel is under-carbonated. The smell is really lacking. It’s a flat, yeasty odor with very little of the normal complexity of good Belgian yeast. The flavor is somewhat better but still odd. It’s sweet with a fair bit of caramel and bread malt flavor, but it’s not really very interesting or complex. The bitter yeasty flavor is also there in the flavor. There is a merely passing earthy Belgian note. The beer just doesn’t come together

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2010
Draft @ Max’s. Dark red pour with some tan head. Fruits: apples, peach and some light pear flavor. Tartness is light and some yeast influence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Draught at TND: Aroma of light fruit and a hint of caramel. Poured amber/copper in color with a large, creamy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, slight toasting, slight nuts, and slight biscuit. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt finish. Very boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2409) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 13, 2010
Draught at the brewery’s pub.
Poured reddish with a small off-white-tan head. Easy toasted caramel and some malt, mild hop in the nose. Medium bodied irish ale with minimal roasted malt, toffee and toasted caramel tastes, light hop. Easy drinkable one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Draft at Publick House. Pours a light brown color with a foamy off white head. Nose is light must and some dried fruit and biscuity malt notes. Palate is full with a light fizz and a nice dry finish. Flavors of light dry fruits and some light spicy notes and a hint of must.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this to Newport Beach Brewing’s Winterfest Bottleshare. This golden pour was forgettable, lacking in flavor and I wound up pouring it out

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Draft. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Pears, apricots, light apple body. Tart and chewy apples with a medium mouth feel. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Tap at Max’s as Achilles Serafijn "Pale". Pours a cloudy orange. Red delicious apples in the nose. Sweet, light-bodied. Some candies. Light Grand Marnier. Some booziness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Draft @ Redlight. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, frutiness and bubblegum. Flavor is fruity an yeasty with some spices. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a golden amber. Mostly bubblegum on the nose, which i don’t really mind as it is complemented by hints of a spicy yeastiness. The flavor on the other hand is a huge let down. kind of a stale flavor. not really sure what’s going on but whatever it is i really don’t care for it.

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