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

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RATINGS: 138   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2007
This pours a clear golden body with a lofty head that does a slow fade sans lacing. The aroma is honey sweet malt, yeasty, and has tart citrus and cherry scents. It has a sweet pale malt flavor tempered by grapefruit and a mild herbal bitterness. No signs of the alcohol, really, until the 750ml is thoroughly consumed.

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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2007
Yellow with floating particles. Big and bubbly white head. Grapefruit, wheat and yeast in the aroma. Dry and yeasty with a lemon juice-like acidity. Which is not the same as pleasant tartness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle @ thewolf tasting. Pours golden with lots of tiny flaoties. Huge creamisj head leaving a very good lacing. Sour, soapy, yeasty and malty aroma. Lively mouthfeel. The flavour is sour with yeast, fruits, grapefruit and a good bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle @ tasting at my place.
Bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Pours a pale yellow golden with a big, big frothy and foamy qhite head. Great lacing. Aroma has wheat, yeast, weak hops, coriander, oranges. Foamy mouthfeel. Flavour is very tripel-like, dry, slightly fruity sourish with oranges and some exotic fruits. Yeast is apparent in the finish as well. Okay, but really nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Wow. This was tasty. A massive caramel bomb on the palate and aroma. A little spice and faintly sweet. Yeast bite on the finish. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. A golden amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma is of yeast, fruits and caramel malt, the taste is sweet and of yeast, fruits and caramel malt. Medium body with a sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
Hazy golden color; thin creamy head. Some aroma of Belgian yeast, beans. Sweetish flavor, some malt. Not very exciting, but pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Clear, deep golden with a creamy, white head leaving some laces. Fresh, fruity and somewhat perfumy aroma. Medium body with lightly sweet malts and fruit. Lightly bitter finish. Pleasant and harmonious. 171107

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Pours a brown hued orange. Nose is kind of syrup like and sweet. Flavor is not very eventful. Nice smooth and even tones. The funk is there. The sugar is very slightly there. It’s decent...but...lacking. This is a Grand Cru? Standard on the mouth, and even a bit thin. This was nice to drink, but certainly nothing unusual or at the least interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Courtesy SoLan. Amber-orange color with a mostly white head. Sweet sickly honeyed aroma, light spice, pretty basic Belgain aromas. The taste has the same sickly sweet character, with a ton of candi sugar flavor. Also had a thick almost chalky mouthfeel that wasn’t too appealing.


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