RateBeer
overall
49
52
style
Brewed by Microbrouwerij Achilles
Style: Belgian Ale
Heist op den Berg-Itegem, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2880) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2352) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11237) - 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 (14120) - 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 (5759) - 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 (3845) - 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 (5730) - 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 (5626) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 9 10


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50