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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!


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sureshpa (286) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Aroma: Tabacco, caramel, ash, tar. Appearance: Brown, amber, clear, beige head, medium lace Taste: Tabacco, caramel, currant,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4372) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Amber pour. Clear ruby red coloered beer with a creamy off white fomay hea on top. Aromas of marzepin, soap, marshmellows, malts, prunes, perfume, flowers, sweet wood, cream, toast, some apricot, raisin and caramel. Flavours of toast, bitters, sweet wood, prunes, raisin, peach, apricot, malts, bread, leaves, yeast, hay, some grains and some hoppy soap. Aftertaste is bitter with creamy fruit, bread and caramelised grains. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy texture. This is a nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1304) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2013
33cl bottle. Hazy and brown with small and grey head. Nose : tart , cooked fruits. Dried raisins. Sip : creamy texture, medium thick with good carbonation. Sweet tart with flavor of cooked cherries, banana and some other red fruits. Spicy, dominated by clove and nuts. Alcohol is well present. It's mostly sweet with lightly sour ending. The aftertaste reveals spices. Overall it's far from being a beer I might come back to.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Noctilucus (100) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2013
Deep burgundy with beige head; cloudy once the yeast bottom is added, some floaters as well but in spite of that, good looking (the dark color helps in hiding them). The nose is a mix of candi sugar and caramel, roasted malts, something fresher and more bitter in there as well The taste is roasted, a bit of caramel but definitely not sugary, enough bitterness to be well balanced; somehow it manages to also make a refreshing impression, maybe it lacks a bit of body underneath the roast. In any case it’s a very nice taste, less sweet than the nose but solid and caramel-like. The alcohol is very well hidden. There isn’t much carbonation which is good as too much of it would interfere with the primary taste. In the aftertaste, still the roast and caramel remain; definitely not lacking or too weak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5395) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle (33 cl) from beerplanet.be. Clear chestnut with medium beige head. Nutty malt aroma with some chocolate, red berries, earthy and herbal hops, and some bubble gum phenols. Medium bodied, moussy and rich carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13851) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, yeast, fruits, malt and hops. Sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
light spicey and hoppy aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, lively, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10476) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 30, 2012
13/02/2012 Bir&Fud Bottega (330ml bottle). Bruna, scura, impenetrabile, schiuma poco abbondante color bianco sporco. Aroma di malto, lieviti, molto speziata, cioccolata, frutti rossi. In bocca č dolce, caramello, ancora un accenno di cioccolato, lieviti, finale appena amarognolo. Non č bilanciatissima, risulta un po’ appiccicaticcia in bocca e stucchevole. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Senza infamia e senza lode.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10872) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark amber with big tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel and yeast. Flavour is malt, caramel, dried fruits, little liquorice, spices, hops and a little bitter. Very high carbonation.


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