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Achilles Serafijn Grand Cru

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

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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An epic brew from Achilles, a red-brown rich and malty masterpiece with just a dash of hoppy bitterness for balance.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mutz (491) - NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
Donkergeel/amber,veel koolzuur. Ruikt metaalachtig na koud inschenken, later ook moutig en wat gedroogd fruitig. Smaakt vrij zoet met wat lichtzure tonen, moutig en een beetje dun mondgevoel. Niet zo geweldig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (349) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle 330 ml Appearance: dark clear orange , with a two fingers of off-white head., with a good retention. Aroma: Grainy, a lot of caramelised malts, esters, confit fruit, with a bit of alcohol. Taste : sweet fruits (apricots) and very malty as well, still smooth drinkable for it ’s sweetness. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium to full body, good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (566) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
0,33l fles meegebracht op aa uitje 2014. Amberkleurig troebel bier met een fijne witte schuimkraag. Geur zoetzuur, ruikt naar marmalade en iets prikkelend. Smaak is zoet, met een zuurtje vol met alkoholwarmte sinaasappelschillen uitstekende body al is de smaak niet helemaal niet mijn ding

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (444) - BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2014
Une bière « grand cru » fait toujours plaisir à voir et bien sûr à déguster... Bon niveau abv de 9 %. Couleur ambrée claire. Texture comportant un léger voile de levure. Bulles par dizaines en colonne au centre. Mousse beige crémeuse qui nappe le breuvage. Arômes de malt caramel, houblon fleuri, prune blanche, pain gris, pelure de poire. 1ère bouche soyeuse avec un beau complexe malt/houblon. Arrière-bouche pleine, savoureuse avec un peu de cannelle. 2ème avec de belles nuances sur plusieurs malts. Arrière-bouche complexe. 3ème d’une grande ampleur : malt, miel, fleur des bois, épice muscadée. Arrière-bouche longue, harmonieuse. La longueur propose un grand ensemble malté, de très haut niveau. Superbe. La levure est douce, belle, mielleuse. L’alcool fait un magnifique travail de soutien. La finale est avec des accents d’épices dans un accord malt/houblon superbe. Conclusion : un très grand œuvre, un chef d’oeuvre. Une bière vraiment de 1er cru, ou de 1er brassin … si on préfère...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
33cl Bottle at Tripel, A’dam. Clear amber with a reddish hue, white head. Aroma of confit fruit, raspberry candy, alcohol, esters, sweet malts, marzipan. Flavour is quite sweet, malty, confit fruit, hint of marmalade, candy, sharp glue-ish alcohol, decent malty bitter finish with some caramel and marzipan, something metallic. Medium to full-bodied. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (1719) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a trappist glass. ABV 9% Pours a dark orange in colour beer, with two full fingers of off-white head. Body is clear with nice activity in it. Head has a good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass after it has collapsed. Aroma is grainyand very malty with obvious alcohol in it. Taste is sweet and very malty as well, but in spite of the sweetness is smooth and very drinkable. A touch of bitterness at the end and on the aftertaste. The alcohol here very well hidden.After it warms up the little grainy notes on the taste seem to disappear and get replaced by fruity notes of peaches and ripe stone fruits, some spices too. Medium to full body, good carbonation. Overall a good beer, needs some time to breath in order to shine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sureshpa (274) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
Aroma: Caramel, malt, bit hoppy, no big nose Appearance: Amber, orange clear white disappearing head, little fizz, hazy Taste: Malts, hint of caramel, light body, light bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4072) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized vast but very quick disappearing white foamy head on top of a cloudy yellow orange colored beer. Aromas of tangerine and some other fruits, cream, yeast, marzepin, light soap tints and some hay. Flavours of malts, cream, porridge, bitters, yeast, some marzepin, strange bitters, barleys, light wood ish tones, bread, hay and grains. Aftertaste is malty, porridge, light creamy, grains and corn with a strange bitterness. Low carbo, soft creay close tomsilky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle dated 03/08/2013. Aroma: Butterscotch liqueur, orange marmalade, boozy and hot overall. Appearance: Unfiltered copper with bubbly white head. Flavor: Matches the nose; brute force in terms of alcohol. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: A bit unrefined at this point; may round out with age.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at the parentals with Nik da Sneak. Pour is clear orange with a frothy white head that quickly dissipated. Fruity, lightly spicy, dark fruits, a touch of pineapple, orange peel, caramel, bready, and doughy aroma. Taste is slightly vegetal, caramel, bready, black pepper, dark fruits, floral, sweet malty, and grassy with a lightly spicy/bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent, but nothing to get excited about, although, you can easily get buzzed quick off this stuff.


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