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Achilles Serafijn Donker

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

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This dark brown Serafijn has a spicey herbal character and a soft bitterness. The Achilles brewery has a unique way of achieving an even heating of the wort: using no direct flame or steam, the wort is pumped through a spiral that sits in a tub of hot water!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (686) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
Helder donkerrood bier met veel schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en fruitig, kersen, caramel en anijs. Komt helaas iets waterig over maar smaak is gewoon goed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2015
19/IV/15 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: 14/III/15 (2015-458)

Clear purple brown beer, aery fizzy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, some chocolate, caramel, bit sweet, banana, some yeast. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, caramel, banana, dried fruits, sugary, fudge, some yeast. Aftertaste: yeast, spicy, caramel, some cloves, banana, alcohol, sugary, soft bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (1040) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2015
Brune rougeatre voilée, effervescence moyenne, col beige moyen tombe rapidement. Plutôt maltée, légèrement torréfiée, petite amertume épicée par la suite, fruits foncés, sucre candi, un peu de réglisse.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (9571) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2015
Pours a brown color. Aroma is murky fruit, caramel, molasses. Flavour is the same with an added sharp alcohol note.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjansen1310 (132) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
33 cl bottle. Coloured brown amber with light head. Taste is full fruity, sweet and bittery.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LomYst (620) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
Sugar and dark fruity esthers... taste is very sweet and a bot worty... drinkable but not good

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3127) - BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
Artisanal ’massieve ale’ with off-white, sticky, decreasing but stable head and deep bronze colour with a haze of yeast just below the head. Sweet fruity and yeasty aroma with impressions of apple sauce, overripe pears, pineapple, bread, cake, vanilla, rhubarb, buttermilk, candi sugar, walnuts, dried leaves, soap and peppery hops. Fruity and malty taste, sweet but not sticky, a bit mineral-like with stronger than average carbonation for the style, more nutty and dry in the end with medium hop bitter finish. Quite enjoyable indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (241) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2014
Between amber and brown color, quite clear. Aroma of caramel, milk chocolate, orange, anise, strawberry. Taste is sweet but less than expected, some bitterness in the finish with notes of coffee, roasted malt, peer, strawberry flavor. Overall a good brown beer.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1302) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een lekker donker biertje met een zachte maar toch goede smaak. Een aanrader.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1728) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
Heldere rode kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruit, caramel, honing, mout. Smaakt zoet, kers, honing.


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