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

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RATINGS: 136   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
Draught @ <a href=http://ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eventID target=_new> Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Unclear orange color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted, fruity, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, light banana. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010308)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
ZBF2008: From tap. Pours clear orange with a dense light tan head. Aroma is mild spiced. Flavour is light phenol and spiced. Mild caramel malt base. Ends with a light yeasty flavour and more phenol.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of fruits, and so is the flavor, leading to a slightly spicy finish. The body is a bit thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Clear, deep golden with a creamy, white head leaving some laces. Fresh, fruity and somewhat perfumy aroma. Medium body with lightly sweet malts and fruit. Lightly bitter finish. Pleasant and harmonious. 171107

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20217) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
Hazy golden color; thin creamy head. Some aroma of Belgian yeast, beans. Sweetish flavor, some malt. Not very exciting, but pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
33cl bottle @ BierCircus, Brussels. Pours a orange amber with a fully lasting creamy head and lacings. Fruit, yeast, warmth, liquorice, alcohol and chewing gum. Full bodied and well combined flavors

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
ZBF08. Clear amber colour. Big stable creamy tan head. Sweet flavour, some alcohol, a little phenols. Sweet and malty after a while, tastes a bit strong. Low to medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12329) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of apple, floral, caramel, mustiness, and plastic. Flavor of candi sugar, caramel malt, honey, and hops (grass, floral).


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