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

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5468) - 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.

3.7
   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

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4452) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
An orange appearance with a carbonated white head. The aroma reminds me of fruit cake with some spices, dark fruit, and orange peel. The flavor contains some peaches, apricot, oranges, and spices. The mouthfeel is a bit sugary and carbonated. Overall I really enjoyed this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5304) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2008
An almost amberish pour. A dry almost peach smell. Spicy flavor that has a hint of clove flavor as well. Noth thin but not full. Decent carbonation. Nice drinker but not really special, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/24/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head, sudsy lace,
Aroma: sweet and spicy malt aroma with a nice peppery spicyness to balance the sweet malt,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, light balancing spicyness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a transparent copper orange with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty Belgian caramely malt with a touch of light fruity esters. Body starts very effervescent and semi-sweet with some caramely notes before a drier, more bitter finish. Needs more body and complexity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a light copper color with a white head. Aroma is wheaty, clove, grain, astringent, yeasty, and some honey. Flavor is clove, wheat, yeasty, clove, honey, and a bitter peppery finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. Dark Amber, light head. Great Aroma, spiciness is sweet orange/phenol. Better scent then taste. decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2008
750 ml bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of fruittiness, light carmel, yeast and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, light fruittiness and a hint of spice with a smooth lightly sweet finish.
Not to impressive considering the term "Grand Cru" generally means the brewers best offering.


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