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


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy gold with off-white head. Aroma of malt and very faint funk. Flavor is sweet, malt, alcohol. Mouthfeel is full body with high, fizzy carbonation. Overall, it’s ok, a kinda plain strong ale....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6913) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium creamy off-white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with some raisins and alcohol. Flavour is spicy with malts, caramel, alcohol and fruit. Hoppy and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2008
A little hazy orange colored beer, with an off-white head. The aroma of light caramel malt, with bread, hops and fruit. The taste of a little liquorice juice, with fruits like raisin. A rich malty flavor, almost no alcohol. The aftertaste is a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5167) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Hazy dark bronze orange with a huge light khaki head. The aroma is medicinal with some oranges and apples. There is also a pleasant green fresh cut wood scent. It’s like you entered an orchard and cut some branches while eating part of the harvest. The taste is like light brown sugar mixed with some iced tea. There is also some light mango fruit in the finish. Hints of dry wood throughout. Highly carbonated, this is a decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (30195) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of fruits, and so is the flavor, leading to a slightly spicy finish. The body is a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 750 ml bottle. Pours a slightlly hazy medium orange with a sticky, puffy white head. Sweet aroma with some hints of white grapes, citrus, and a touch of alcohol. Hearty flavor with some nutty accents, a touch of cherries, some root beer, raisins, dates, caramel l and toffee. Mouthfeel is pleasant, good creaminess. Solid Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12302) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours a clear copper color with a good yellow/white head. Sweet aromas of candied lighter stone fruits. Medium body with coarse carbonation. The flavor is not all that sweet, seems slightly bitter, and lightly spicy. A very tasty ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5764) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
Bottled. Slight hazy orange color, short frothy head. Aroma of caramel malt, some raisin, slight alcohol, bit orange. Big malty body, slight spicy, orange, slight alcohol. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 33cl, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced, cloudy, good head, the best of the Serafijn-range, but not a topper

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, orangey body with a medium-sized, dense, off-white head. Smell: A touch of lemon, more than a touch of orange. Also notes of orange blossom honey, light caramel, and yeast (though only everso slightly). Taste: Light caramel and honeyed maltiness with a medium sweetness. Small pinch of lemon zest. A full helping of orange oil. Slight yeast character. Restrained bitterness. A bit peppery near the end. Lingering orangey taste on the drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated. Drinkability: Oh, it’s not so bad, really, though it could stand to use a greater depth of malt character.

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