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


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
An epic brew from Achilles, a red-brown rich and malty masterpiece with just a dash of hoppy bitterness for balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1394) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - 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 ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25453) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4707) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16194) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11939) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LadySusan (766) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - 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.

   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.

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