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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 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 (5261) - 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 (1158) - 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 (5441) - 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 (8234) - 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 (1395) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2011
head: small away very fast
colour: amber /apple juice
smell: malts, coriander, hops, stingy soury and salty , mild oranges , and maple syrup
taste: honey and malts in the start , next comes in some rock candy and cane sugar, a bit of a smokey skunky taste , herbs and spices , alcohol , ends with a very dry bitter and yeasty taste ... kinda ok ...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Cloudy, orange to amber colour with a firm and slightly off-white foamy head. Moderately sweet bready (cara-)malty aroma with notes of brioche, mildly fruity notes and a tinge of alcohol. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Cara-malty and bready base with yeasty spice and moderately fruity notes; sweet malt-accented finish with shades of fruits and a shy level of bitterness. Not that Cru-ish. 10.I.11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2010
Bottled (from beerplanet.eu). Slightly hazy amber colour with particles floating around, quite a big white foamy head as well. Had a bit of preassure, so it tried to avoid getting drunk, but I was faster this time (due to BBE date in 2009...). Aroma is toffee, mild alcohol, caramel malts, some yeast, and spices. Flavour is quite similar. Very nicely balaced. Long toffeeish and quite sweet malty aftertaste as well as some alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2010
(Bottled, BBE 09/2010) Big yeast flakes floating around amber beer, with a creamy head on top. Caramely toffee, yeast, faint glue notes in the aroma. Hops mostly gone, if there were any (I don’t mind). Lots of grainy malt, sweetish but lightly oxidized and tart, already feels aged a month after the BBE. Quite nice, actually, with a "real" Belgian Strong Ale and micro feel ŕ la Dolle Brouwers. Quite carbonated, though. 6346


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