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


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RATINGS: 197   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.

DutchMark's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchMark (195) - - JUN 5, 2014
OK ale. It is different than most and well brewed but not a favorite for me. There is an interesting funky element in the taste but also something metallic I’m not too keen on. It is not sweet and still has nice caramel and rich spiciness in the flavor. The yeast offers a hint of licorice. It has a good head and pleasant carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (660) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle Pours amber , good white head . Smell is weak , bit bitter grainyness . Some dough-like spices . Overcarbonated . Taste is bitter, some earthy spices , bit perfumy . Balanced, and quite good .. If only not so damn overcarbonated ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
Something between an Irish red and a Belgian amber, with yellow white, thick but not very stable, moussy head and misty copper colour. Fruity aroma of mango, melon, pear, passion fruit, also tomato, ginger, whisky, walnuts, cake, honey and some DMS (cooked cabbage) as well as an ever so faint hint of H2S (rotten eggs). Soft caramelly taste, fruity, yeasty, medium carbo, medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
guiroul33 (110) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 26, 2014
Clear amber color, minïmal head. Aroma of caramel, candy sugar, nuts, ripe banana, anise. Taste is first sweet then more bitter, with an astringent finish. Light body, fizzy carbonation. OK beer, nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Niet echt mijn smaak. Er zullen mensen dit lekker vinden, maar ik vond het maar niks

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (928) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
0,33l fles gedeeld met nikos. Donker amber met een zeer bescheiden schuimkraag. Geur Is over rijp fruit met gist. Smaak Is zoetig en wat aards met ook weer de.gist Body is matig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1406) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
Heldere koperen kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt mout, verder weinig. Smaakt fruitig, iets zurig, kruiden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (709) - BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2014
Une ale ambrée de 6,2 % abv. Couleur ambre moyen. Clarté nette. Bulles fines partout vives. Mousse beige moyen à 3 mm. Arômes d’épices, tabac brun, malt, caramel, miel doux. 1ère bouche douce à soyeuse avec une très belle entrée sur du malt grillé, un rien torréfié, miel. Arrière-bouche bien maltée, avec une pointe de muscade. 2ème au volume soyeux, avec un très bon malt/houblon, belle ampleur. Arrière-bouche avec du volume. 3ème quasi veloutée, avec en plus des saveurs de figues et pruneau. Arrière-bouche très agréable, pleine. La longueur apporte des nuances nouvelles, du bois, du fût, des feuilles mortes. La levure est douce, un rien poivrée, belle. L’alcool est correct pour le genre. La finale est ample, dense avec des saveurs développée de malt et de bois. CONCLUSION : fameuse ale très crémeuse, à la fois maltée et fruitée. Elle progresse sur la longueur et donne une finale bien pleine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2014
21/III/14 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: 15/II/14 (2014-300)

Note: so, the beer has passed it’s BB-date. Apparently for this beer, that is not a bad thing! I loved it. Guess I’m a sucker for old beer. :p
Clear dark orange beer, small aery light beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, dried fruits, bit oxidized, honey. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet malts, caramel, little toast, spicy, some honey, orange peel, little sour. Aftertaste: sweet, dried fruits, bit sour, dry ending. Good balanced and complex beer.

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