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


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a fluffy white head. Sweet and fruity arom aof caramel with metallic notes. Sweet flavour of caramel, earth, spices, yeast and liquorice with notes of alcohol. Yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottled at Chris O’s tasting, 26th Sept 2008. Courtesy of harrisoni. Hazy amber with a small beige head. Slight blue cheese hint to the aroma. Sugary taste. Ok palate. Alcohol comes through at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle at Bier Circus. Pours uncl orange with a small creamy head. Nose is sweet of alcohol, sugar and fruits. Smooth, sweet and fruity flavor. Alcohol well hidden in the background. Reminds me of a German doppelbock. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2008
A little hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of fresh fruit, like citrus, with some malts and hops. The taste of citrus and orange, a little bitter. Also a little spices. The aftertaste is a lttle bitter. The beer is not bad, but for me it is more beer for a summer day than a christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2008
hazy gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a herby fruity aroma a sweet herby fruity taste with a herby bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2834) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2008
Hazy gold blond coloured bere with small white head and some nice central carbonation. Spicy herby arma with some hops. Full palate. Finish is bitter sweet and herby. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12079) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (17278) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3853) - 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.

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