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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%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1611) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a golden orange with lots of suspended floaties. It has a huge spongy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet fruity and bready malts, with a little grassy bitterness and some funk. Some dark fruit / fruitcake comes out as it warms.

The flavor is some sweet malts with light bitterness and spicy yeast - it’s a bit washed out. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a velvety mouthfeel.

Overall, a decent brew. It reminded me a lot of fruit cake.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1604) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2008
LIght in color and pretty in the glass. There is a lot of brut champagne on this beer. Plenty of delicate fruit on the nose, but terribly light scent. On the tongue, bright alcohol, slick palate and drying finish. Sour fruits and light caramel malt.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Courtesy SoLan. Amber-orange color with a mostly white head. Sweet sickly honeyed aroma, light spice, pretty basic Belgain aromas. The taste has the same sickly sweet character, with a ton of candi sugar flavor. Also had a thick almost chalky mouthfeel that wasn’t too appealing.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1405) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Dit vond ik persoonlijk niet zo goed. Niet veel speciaals aan de smaak. Dan is de donkere beter

3.1
   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.

3.3
   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 ...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (1306) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 33cl flesje via 8 Zaligheden, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: oranje/amber kleurig met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: Belgisch gist, fruitig als perzik/abrikoos, zoetig, kandijsuiker Conclusie: zoete en fruitige grand cru, 1e keer niet heel lekker, bevalt de 2e keer toch meer

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1266) - BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2014
Une bière « grand cru » fait toujours plaisir à voir et bien sûr à déguster... Bon niveau abv de 9 %. Couleur ambrée claire. Texture comportant un léger voile de levure. Bulles par dizaines en colonne au centre. Mousse beige crémeuse qui nappe le breuvage. Arômes de malt caramel, houblon fleuri, prune blanche, pain gris, pelure de poire. 1ère bouche soyeuse avec un beau complexe malt/houblon. Arrière-bouche pleine, savoureuse avec un peu de cannelle. 2ème avec de belles nuances sur plusieurs malts. Arrière-bouche complexe. 3ème d’une grande ampleur : malt, miel, fleur des bois, épice muscadée. Arrière-bouche longue, harmonieuse. La longueur propose un grand ensemble malté, de très haut niveau. Superbe. La levure est douce, belle, mielleuse. L’alcool fait un magnifique travail de soutien. La finale est avec des accents d’épices dans un accord malt/houblon superbe. Conclusion : un très grand œuvre, un chef d’oeuvre. Une bière vraiment de 1er cru, ou de 1er brassin … si on préfère...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1232) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
note666 (1227) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
2013 - 08 - 23 330ml bottle. amber-dark ornge colour. foams out of bottle, medium, white head in glass. complex woody, herbale aroma, hint of banana, alcohol present. bit bitter taste. warming palate.


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