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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An epic brew from Achilles, a red-brown rich and malty masterpiece with just a dash of hoppy bitterness for balance.


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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1324) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle 330 ml Appearance: dark clear orange , with a two fingers of off-white head., with a good retention. Aroma: Grainy, a lot of caramelised malts, esters, confit fruit, with a bit of alcohol. Taste : sweet fruits (apricots) and very malty as well, still smooth drinkable for it ’s sweetness. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium to full body, good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mortlach (1312) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 30, 2012
13/02/2012 Bir&Fud Bottega (330ml bottle). Ambrata carica, lievemente torbida, schiuma biancastra con venature giallognole, abbastanza abbondante e persistente. Aroma intenso di frutti rossi, caramello, zucchero di canna, lieviti, spezie e alcol. In bocca è dolce, leggermente stucchevole fin da subito, non perfettamente bilanciata e con un finale non proprio pulito. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Si lascia bere, ma non è niente di eccezionale.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1312) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - 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 ...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
note666 (1202) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1180) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Pours a sparkling clear, orangey-amber color with a full, off-white, creamy-fluffy, mostly lasting head; a bit clear for a grand cru but nevertheless, appealing. Nose is faint and uninviting; dark candi sugar, dates, bready yeast, and some faint hints at dried apricot. Flavor is bolder than the nose led on; dark candi sugar, dried apricots, lightly toasted sweet bread yeasty notes, and a mild citric note. Faint hints at herbal hops near the finish bring a low bitterness, which is fine since the sweetness is not too high. Palate is medium, lightly chewy but watery, and lively. Finishes average length with sweet notes disappating leaving warmth, some yeasty notes and mild bitter notes. Fairly simple BSA with no malt depth to support the warmth and lacking the rich character to be considered a grand cru. Complexity was minimal, but still was a fairly drinkable beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 Lightly hazy, deep orange pour. Thick white head is creamy and steadfast. The aroma is that of an overattenuated Belgian beer, a standard offering, a bleak perspective in an already tired style. Notes of crystallized sugars precede super-sweet malts and an overdose quantity of candi sugars. Heapings of citrus follow, mainly orange and tart tangerine. Alcohol is modest for the strength, annoying anyhow. Mild hints of cereal grains and marshmallow round out the too-tired and standard nose. The flavor is mildly corny, followed by waves of awful sugar and cereal. It’s like liquified Frosted Flakes cereal. It’s also like they didn’t even try. Give me a break. This is a waste of money. Sure, it’s drinkable, but why bother. I can access these flavors that are desirable in a hundred other Belgian golden ales without the unwanted extras. The mouthfeel is sugary, cloyingly sticky and barely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddyBeer1 (1051) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2014
Ambrée légèrement voilée, effervescence moyenne, col beige moyen tombe assez vite. Principalement maltée, caramel léger, notes fruitées, un rien épicée, l’alcool se fait légèrement sentir. Un bon cru.


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