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

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RATINGS: 193   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (558) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LudoJ (1) - BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2005 does not count
This beer was a very nice surprise. In the past I often drank Palm (a typical Belgian ale), but in recent times this drink was too strongly Heineken-ised (had got a neutral, rather sweetened taste) so I stopped drinking it. Celtic Angel brings back the original taste of the Palm-beer, a gentle touch of bitterness thanks to the rich hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 Not quite ruby red, not quite roasted pumpkin, but something in the middle would be the color. Very unique in appearance. Lively two finger head that left solid lacing throughout the drink. Aroma is classic begium ale. Sweet malts, yeast, apricot, and pear dominate with some slightly spicy undertones. I tend to stay away from belgium ales because they are too highly carbonated. This one is an exception. While the carbonation is high, you don’t get the tingle on the tongue or any gas from this one. Smooth in the mouth with a slightly bitter/acidic finish. This one beat my expectations.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2007
Pours copper with a nice white persistent head. Smell is initially fruity before giving way to a grassy aroma. Tastes fruity with a doughy touch and some nice hoppy hints. Mouthfeel is thick. Finish is of wheat and springy meadows (wish I had a better way to describe this). Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2007
From draft at the Karakter Beerfestival. A very nice and tastefoll beer. A good combination of sweetnes and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle: Poured an light orangey color ale with a big foamy head with some good retention and some lacing. Aroma of spices with some yeast characteristics and some nice Belgian malt. Taste is comprised of a mix between some Belgian malt with a nice hoppy finish. Body is above average with some great carbonation. Well done for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Provided by argo0. Hazy light amber body with large yeast chunks and a small beige head. The nose is sweet and vinous with banana, prunes and toffee. The flavor is fairly dry with plums, toffee and cotton candy. Medium body is very soft with moderate, gentle carbonation. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4555) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7888) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2005
Slightly haze-ish orange-amber beer; very carbonated to huge amberish tinted head. Very perfumed nose - nearly aftershave-like (NO - it ain’t me), (roasted) malt, chaff, summer grain, a haystack - but also the maish dregs. Quite hoppy, but not bitter taste, European hops with malty underbuild, bit leafy flavours. Medium bodied, "cobwebs" as you say. After reflexion, this strange name seems to stand for Achilles’ amber try. Far from bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2006
Bottled. Sampled at Delirium Café, Göteborg. Hazy amber colour. Sweetish malt nose, with an undefined estery touch. Medium, smooth body with light juniper notes and also lightly bitter. Alcohol was present.


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