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

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This hearty amber brew, well-balanced and warming, is the brewer's special celebration of this wonderful season, when the herald angels sing. A Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all, from Brouwerij Achilles!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1478) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a hazy orange/gold with a thin antique lace head. Faint sweet aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malt, honey, bread along with some mild funk.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (399) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Honey aroma and caramel clear color with skimpy head. Has a slight hippy after taste and mildly sweet flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1340) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Serafijn Christmas Angel has a medium, fizzy, spongy head, some lacing left on the glass, and an initially clear (clouds up after the caked bottom contents are swished & poured in), bubbly amber appearance. The aroma is subdued, but one can detect some spices and sweet bread. The taste, just like the aroma, is mostly of beer, with a hint of spice and bread. Mouthfeel is full and fairly prickly, and Serafijn Christmas Angel finishes dry, refreshing, easy drinking, and not the slightest bit alcohilic. Overall, this is a nice Winter beer, because the focus is on beer flavor and not gimmicky spice flavor. RJT

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Rated on 6-15-2010 (Bottle) This beer forms a medium sized extremely fizzy white head with a short retention, lots of floaties, hazy golden body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is biscuit malt, sweet, spicy, fruity, grassy and floral hops. The Taste is sweet, spicy, lightly malty, and spicy. The Palate is lively and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer was a gusher when opened, easy to drink at 8%ABV, but I did not enjoy the flavor as it seemed disjointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (751) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber with a thick, creamy 1-finger off-white head. Sweet, orangey aroma with a very light peppery note and some earthy yeast. Body is medium, with a slight thickness and a dry finish. Flavor is citrusy with a touch of spice, maybe coriander. The dryness in the finish becomes more pronounced as it warms.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2882) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a dark, dull, cloudy orange color with an white soapy head. Aroma of plum, cherry, bread, and candii sugar. Excellent lacing with plum, cherry bread, caramel, and candii sugar flavor. Dry finish. Really nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (881) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Aroma has bread, candy sugar, and some herbal. Flavor starts sweet and bready, with Belgian yeast, caramel, bread, and orange. Fruity bitterness, spice, and a little alcohol in the flavor. Another great Belgian beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours cloudy orange amber color with a 2-3 finger fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Slight foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of cherry, raisin, pear, herbal, cinnamon, candi sugar, honey, and light yeast spices. Nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity and decent strength; very pleasant. Taste of cherry, raisin, pear, plum, cinnamon, herbal, earth, caramel, pepper, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of light fruits, herbal, pepper, cinnamon, candi sugar, caramel, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Good balance and complexity of flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. Good flavor balance and complexity; very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (524) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pours orange with a tan head. Sweet plummy aroma. Big bodied, and apple pear and plum. Finish is dry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4064) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Aroma is bread, sugar, and yeast. The flavor is tropical fruit mixed with sweetness, along with a funkiness that mixes well with the malts. Wasn’t expecting much after the aroma, this turned out to be a pretty good Belgian Ale.


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