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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled. Clear brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts and caramel with notes of dried fruits. Sweet flavour of malts and dried fruits with notes of spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
Pours a dark brown with a big long lasting head. Sweet with soem breadiness. Aromas of dark fruits, prunes & plums and alcohol. Port like slightly vinous. Sweet dry finish. Medium to full bodied. Very nice beer and not as bitter as the Serafijn Blond.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Dark red colour, small beige head. Strong plummy aroma. Strong plum and caramellish malts in flavour. Licorace also noteable in finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agr (22) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark brown and VERY bubbly. Had to leave it for 5 min. before drinking! Aromatic, earthy, frest and fruity. The flavour is earthy, fresh, dried fruits. A bit like the classic abbey ales, but lighter. Excellent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark brown with an underlying orange hue. Huge, bubbly, beige head which collapses rather fast. Unclear with a large sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Lovely aromas of dried fruit and some sweet caramel, but actually the body is rather light. The alcohol is dangerously well hidden. Limited bitterness in the finish. Unfortunately this is overly carbonated which is a major drawback in an otherwise excellent beer. 010605

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2005
Huge fizzy head. I had to take a trip to the sink with this one. but it settled into a nice little, quite steady head. This is -however- a big time burp-inducer. But about the flavor: It’s complex and very interesting. Typical abbey-style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2005
a sim rate: It’s not really a dark (or donker) as the bottle states. It’s more like an amber. Great taste that leaves you wanting more! Tastes like a roast dinner: all 3 courses!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2005
Deep amber color with faint green glow. Great fluffy off white head and aroma’s of candy sugar, cookies, malts and some sweet alcohol. Also vegetal accents in the nose, herbs grass and hops. In the taste, hints of koekebrood, burned bread crust, brown sugar, cakes, and burned caramel malts. In the second fase, touches of vegetal bitternes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2004
This beer has a brown body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is branded.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
Bottled. Sweet, malty and grassy aroma. Nuttish and sweet flavour.


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