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

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For the Christmas and New Year celebrations Achiel Van de Moer brews this dark Christmas ale with a spicey bitter sweet palate and a mildly bitter aftertaste.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle @ Chris_o’s Pre-Beer Exposed Tasting, September 2008.
[thanks to Harrisoni, for bringing this back from Belgium]
Pours hazy, pale brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Sweet aroma, very pleasantly spiced, good yeast and strawberries. Good, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, light coriander and strawberries. Quite nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Gold/amber with some floaters and big rocky head. Some spice, some syrup, some toffee. Quite an unsubtle syrupy spicy beer, with some jammy syrupy malt/alcohol. Just too syrupy really. Bit disappointing as I liked this brewery at ZBF 08. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink X-Mas brew, not complex, hazy, good head, nice brew

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2008
Bottled. Beer Circus, Brussels. Cloudy amber colour. Average-sized head. Fruity, berry-ish aroma with candisugar. Sweet, malty flavour with candisugar and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008
Had it as wel from draft as from bottle. A good tasting christmas ale with some spicy touches

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2008
Bottled at Beer Circus, Brussels. Hazy, deep golden with a firm, off-white head. Fruity, berry-aroma; raspberries and/or strawberries(?). Sweet and malty flavour. Spicy with pepper and marcipan.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle at the Beer Circus, Brussel, Belgium. Hazy amber. medium off-white head. Caramelly, fudgy, light roasted notes, earthy, spicy, and yeasty. Medium bodied with dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
Tasted 2008-02-10. 4 months old bottle. Pours hazy, toffee coloured with creamy, off-white head. (A little sediment.) Poured very lively!!! Aroma is dominated by the CO2. It’s very sweet, almost cloying. Flavour: Nice and yeasty! Good balance between the sweet and the bitter. Light spicy. Fizzy on the palate. Rather complex. The CO2 level is too much, but the taste is amazing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle. Brown and pink with a small head. Aromas are sweet toffee and bubblegum with floral notes and spices. Alcohol. Flavours are sweet malts with herbal notes. Soft with spicy hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4237) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle. Light brown beer with a relatively strong head. The aroma is lightly banana, very fruity and spiced with a sweet finish. The flavour is quite bitter at the finish, the bulk of the beer is banana and fruit. Overall a nice beer.


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