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

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RATINGS: 140   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
oh6gdx (20616) - 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 à la Dolle Brouwers. Quite carbonated, though. 6346

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2010
Bottled 330ml (Beer Planet, BBE 2011)
Dark amber color, steady off-white head, floating yeast particles. Fruity apricot, red currant and hints of white pepper and grains in the nose. Medium to full bodied. Malty and fruity with peach, banana and berries, some alcohol. Anyhow quite one-dimensional for being "a grand cru" brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10868) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2010
bottle from faroeviking. gusher. very over presured when opened. unclear orange-brown, small white head. sweet malty and caramelly aroma, slight sourness or woodyness. flavor is fruity, caramelly flowery and malty sweet, faint spices, belgian beer a bit on the sweet side, but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
Taster at Mondial de la biere Montréal 2010. The color is goldenwith a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet. The taste is of malt,caramel,sweet berries and some hops. Very pleasant in the mouth not much after taste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. The aroma of yeast, light fruity. The white creamy head is small with a long duration, the body is dark orange. The taste is fruity and yeasty, light sour and a little bit like bread. The body is creamy, medium strong and with a soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2010
This beer pours with a hazy amber color with plenty of white head that doesn’t go away completely. Citrus, spices, orange peel and a slight hint of vanilla in the aroma. Lively carbonation, malty taste with a minor hoppy aftertaste. Alcohol blends nicely, gives a medium warming effect. Nice one overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2413) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 13, 2010
Hazy amber colored beer with a small white lacing head. Sweet malty and a mild hoppy aroma with some spicies. Flavor is malt based with a smooth mouthfeel, fruity alcohols and esters. Finish is a light hoppy bitter and some alcohol. Fine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
75cl bottle, no date but I’ve had it for over 2 years. Gusher. Fleck-filled cloudy amber body with large beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, yeasty spicy, orange, candi sugar, light turpentine. Taste is sweet, orange, candi sugar, yeast, spice, some alcohol, light pear, honey. Smooth medium-full body, holds the alcohol fairly well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cosmicpolly (27) - Bruges, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2009
Golden coloured beer, lovely smell: sweet, fruity and yeasty. Tastes the same: first fruity, then malty, then slightly bitter aftertaste. I like it!


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