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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Unclear amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, yeast and dried fruits. Flavour is malt, yeast, medium sweet, hops, fruit, little caramel, little bitter with notes of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
750 ml bottle
After two horrible lagers I needed to remind the palate what good beer tastes like. This was lurking in the back of the cellar calling for attention. A solid Belgian that I could drink all night long it comes in as a reasonably affordable option. If it weren’t for the difficulty in tracking this down in Ohio I would restock once the cellar was thinned out.

Aroma / Appearance - The gushing tower of foam was a little bit of a surprise. Once it settled I was left with a rich ebony brown base and papery white head. Caramel, candy sugar, and sourdough bread mix effortlessly. It feels like a warm piece of toast with generous layers of Nutella.

Flavor / Palate - Creamy and sweet the palate is sparked after a first sip. Like the center of a Twix the sweet chocolate feel grows until it coats the tongue with a candy feel. Caramel, whipped cream, and ethanol are the general drivers of a solid but not overly complex Belgian. If I had to do it over I would have drank this a long time ago; despite being 9% it does not feel like it has much aging potential.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6205) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
Light brown and hazy. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Sweet aroma, burnt sugars, yeasty, bread, dried fruits. Flavor is heavy sweet, more burnt sugars and yeast, moderate bitter finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation. Notes of alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
light alcoholic aroma,red/brown,medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, lively, fizzy, bitter,light alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
urge13 (17) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
From bottle into tulip. Light Amber with a crisp white head and slight lacing. Cranberry aroma with a little tart cherry. Bitter cherry with slight orange, and malt. Fairly oily on the tongue but has enough carbonation to make it work. Overall a decent beer,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2011
33l bottle Thick creamy head. Golden blond pour. Alcohol taste. Pretty good

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2011
330cl bottle. Slightly metallic, hints of oxidation wrapped around apple, caramel, syrupy light brown sugar and booziness. More subtle in taste, caramel apple, candied sugar, honey, hints of metallic and wet paper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
From a bottle at GBF 2011. Clear golden, medium white head. Sugary almond paste aroma, with floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle at home or at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Hazy orange to amber color. Floating parts of yeast. Pretty nice smell and taste. Good mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a large, dense white head. Some sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma was bready with some fruity esters and a yeasty earthiness. Flavor was mild caramel and bread, some fruit (cherries and raisins), some yeast, mild bitterness. Mouthfeel was creamy. Alcohol was well hidden. NIce, but nothing terribly special.


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