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


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RATINGS: 152   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1009) - 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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
bottle thanks to ford9719. popured a hazy golden brown. smelt of oranges and caramel. taste of sweet caramel. finishes with honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle, 75 cl. (brought @ KBW in Vichte) Unclear, dark golden color, big white head. Aroma: alcoholic, yeast malts. Medium, almost full body. Taste very warm alcohol, sweetness, little yeasts, good bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2007
Had it already from bottle before. Now I had it from draft. Some alcohol tast but a very nice combination of fruits and bitterness a very good beer. Tasted in Vighte

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2009
Explodes from the bottle. Pours a dull orange colour. Sweet candy aroma with a hint of malt. Massive carbonation in the mouth. Strong candy flavour dominates with some softer, fruity notes. A little warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6064) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Slightly hazy deep copper with a lush Rocky off white head. Creamy yet musty Belgian strong ale aromas with some bright Amber malts and toast, maybe a dash of fruitiness as well. Smooth and mellow Belgian amber malt flavor, a dash of booze, Belgian fruity esters, light toast, amber grains and gentle Belgian estery booze on the finish. Semidry and quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2963) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Woohoo!!!! First US rater, shared by Notalush. Pours a beautiful orange-copper color, half lit and half dark color. Glowing color yet one cannot see through the beer. Has a medium but firm head with a sticky lacing. Aroma is tea-like Belgian sweetness with some floral-honey. Mouthfeel is slightly spiky and tingles the back of the throat. Taste is well attenuated candy sweet. The sweetness is balanced by a strong carbonation. Abrupt finish to the flavor and feels like you can just keep drinking this. Very nice beer. Split 3 ways, capped 750ml, different label, Hobgoblin tulip glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 5, 2007
In the bottle. Thanks to mdi for the beer! Pours a hazy yellow gold with a gargantuan white head that is hardly contained within the glass. Big cotton candy aroma! Straw-like flavors. Quite sweet- in fact, it is a honey sweetness that protrudes. I get strawberries out of this for sure. Oh, so very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
An orange appearance with a carbonated white head. The aroma reminds me of fruit cake with some spices, dark fruit, and orange peel. The flavor contains some peaches, apricot, oranges, and spices. The mouthfeel is a bit sugary and carbonated. Overall I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chromeotaphor (115) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2015
Diep donker caramel warm aroma. Prachtig bruin uiterlijk met een lichte vertroebeling. Rijke zoet bittere body met hinten van caramel vanille en erg fruitig (appel perzik). Drinkt zich verraderlijk makkelijk weg voor een grand cru! Zelfs een beetje dorstlessend?! Aangename maar niet speciale grand cru.

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