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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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34443) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle. Amber-brown colour with very large head. Sweet aroma of caramel, toffee and yeast. Sweet, flowery, yeast, balancing bitterness, soft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours brown with a dark orange hue, dense, huge and tan head. Yeasty and caramel aroma, mild yeasty spice note. Flavour is sweet toffee, dark caramel malt and distinct yeast spice note. Has a smooth chocolate note following this. Goes into a flavourful light spiced note alongside the smooth chocolate notes in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2004
A hazy dark orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is very sweet with notes of caramel, coriander and overripe fruits. The flavor is of plums, fruits combined with the alcohol running over the tongue. The end is dry and filled with coriander.

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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20640) - 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 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2002
Sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ruby coloured and cloudy . Acidic nose. Sweet and sugary. Malty with velvetty mouthfeel and clean finish with low bitterness. Very mild and dangerously drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2006
Amber color; huge head, nice lace. Nice aroma, malty, a bit fruity, subtle hops. The taste is quite sweet and malty, with some caramel and candi sugar. Not extremely complex, but pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13793) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
33cl bottle: Pours dark amber/brown with a lasting white head. Aroma is complex of berries, malts, caramel, yeast & dark fruits. Filling & smooth body/texture. Yeast & caramel/toffee dominates - lightly sweet & pleasant. There is a tiny scent of metal lying underneath - but no harm is actually being done. Quite tasty & nice Belgium strong overall!


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