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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2543) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottled. Pours clear amber with a little white head. Nose of caramel, yeats and fruit. Sweet flavor with fruit, caramel and alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Draft at Max’s. Hazy golden color, white edge head. Aroma of citrus and straw. Taste is sweet and sour pink grapefruit and sourdough bread.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Tap. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head , short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, biscuit and straw malt with earthy notes. Flavor is malt dominant with light alcohol, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with thin white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is yeast, caramel malt, fruit (mostly pears), and light floral hops. Flavor is heavy malt, faint hops, and average esters; dry, fruity finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2160) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Fizzy amber pour. Quickly becomes a still beverage. No head, no lacing, no bubbles. Looks like a glass of iced tea. A roasty malty aroma with a tinge of a sourness. Bitter, malty, a bit carbonic, and dry. Boozy after a few sips, but well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekk (8) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012 does not count
33 cl. Bottle bought at Skjold Burne Aarhus Amber color with off-white head aroma is sweet with lots of malty and fruity notes Taste has malty sweetness with some citrus and caramel

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10872) - 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 (2915) - 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 (6569) - 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 (4594) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
light alcoholic aroma,red/brown,medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, lively, fizzy, bitter,light alcoholic finish.


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