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

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1629) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2006
Bottle, BBE 3/2008 Lightly hazy amber body. White , mostly lasting head. Nose of malty sirupe. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not extraordinary.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 A Mes rate: 33cl bottle from The Belgian Belly. Strange dirty colour. Crisp and fruity. Fleshy fruits in particular. Lots of malt. Not bad

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2005
Amber with a rich white head. Complex, spicy hop aroma with sweet honey and some yeastiness as well. Very sweet, medium body, soft, not much bitterness. A bit too sweet, but otherwise quite likeable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2005
(bottle, Absdrinks) Light brown colour with an amber teint. Small white frothy head, not too long lasting. Sweet malts, orange peels, alcohol, nuts, spices, herbs. Vivid spicy mouthfeel. Light bitter initial flavour, more spicy medium-lasting finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Amber golden and extremely unclear with big amounts of floating impurities. Small cappuchino-like head. Pronounced sweetness and a slightly perfumy nose. Things even a bit out with a distinct bitterness in the finish. 120304

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
bierkoning (11040) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2004
Orange color, cloudy, chunks of yeast. Pineapple aroma. Yeastbitter flavor with a touch of pineapple. Yeasty aftertaste with an upcoming nasty cabbage-like bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (14433) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
Bottle. Programme says 8%. Sour aroma. Slightly cloudy amber colour. Sour flavour with some citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2004
Cloudy orange colour. Spices and herbs in the aroma. Some hops. Oranges in the flavour. I didn’t detect too much else going on. Clean and fresh, if sweet. Slightly sour acidic finish. Not bad, but nothing to rave about. Beer Circus, Croydon (Belgian Christmas Beer Festival).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2004
Bottle. Sweet, lightly floral, spicy aroma. Some nice melony fruit, citrus rind and pepper, finishes dry, pretty decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2004
Citrus and spice aroma, slight clove and bread. Orange-gold with a white head. Sweet orange, kiwifruit? spices, malty yet dry and bitter. Medium bodied. Not bad.


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