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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This hearty amber brew, well-balanced and warming, is the brewer's special celebration of this wonderful season, when the herald angels sing. A Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all, from Brouwerij Achilles!

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3.5
RSRIZZO (1997) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2008
Aroma is fruity with banana and pineapple tones. Color is a hazy orange with very low carbonation and the head dissipates quickly to nothing at all. Taste is light and fruity. Starting with a light/medium body it goes down smooth with a slight fizzy feel. Finish comes in fruity with an apple and pineapple flavor followed by just a tiny bitterness. After taste is clean with a warm feel and just a hint of alcohol. This is a tasty brew and makes for a nice Christmas brew. This is the fourth beer from a box set called Christmas in Belgium and is the best one so far.

3.6
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
[1114-20080220] 11.2floz (w/ jerc). Sweet honeyed and roasted pineapple aroma with mango hints. Hazy, dark orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet malty pineapple flavour has a slightly tangy finish. Medium body. Enjoyable.

2.9
Oscbert (1313) - Lincoln, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
~ Pours a cider colour with a resilient small head. ~ Aroma is light. Somewhat sweet like fresh cut green apples. A little bit of spiciness. Smells pleasant. ~ Taste is nice. Starts of a bit bitter and ends sweet. Alcohol definetly present. ~ Palate is a little dry and sticky. ~ This is a decent beer. A little sweet, but not overpowered.

3.4
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle: Cloudy amber, tons of carbonation, thick self-restorative head. Nose of bright carbonation, apple and alcohol, green pumpkin, light caramel, super fumey with a fig and raisin note. Meaty bready flavor with a strong alcohol kick. Light molasses in the finish. Decent, albeit hot and fizzy.

3.3
hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2008
hazy iced tea colored pour with a gigantic off white head that settles back in at a medium pace. yeasty aroma with notes of cinnamon, banana, orange peel and perfume. perfume carries over to the flavor as well. it’s combined with brown sugar, earth, orange and a metallic maltiness that never disappears. yeasty dryness and spice on the finish. aftertaste is very floral. medium bodied with a soft airy texture.

3.7
DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
750 ml bottle from State Line. Pours hazy deep copper with 3-finger, huge fluffy head. Aroma is honey, caramel malt, spicy florals, nutmeg. Tastes of honey, spicy floral notes, caramel malt, some fruit. Remains somewhat sweet and spicy throughout, with a decent palate heft and complexity.

3.9
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
Deep amber-orange colour with a thick very white head. Aroma is quite sweet with lots of pale Belgian malt. Light rummy brown sugar in a pale malt base. Fruity with some peachy lightness as well as some heavier date and sweet plum character. Rich and fairly bready maltiness. Sweet and quite bockish base malts but with a fairly fruity yeasty accent. Softly spicy throughout. Well-integrated, big and complex, but still quite drinkable. A very enjoyable brew.

3.1
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Pours a cloudy light brown with 3 fingers of white foamy head. Aroma of yeast and spices. Taste of malt, yeast, fruit, and bitter funk. Not that great, but not terrible by any means.

3.2
BuckeyeBoy (7894) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle pours out a cloudy amber topped with a foam head almost 1 mile tall. A nice tast of sweet fruit and some spice. Not to bad. Thanks Jake for letting me have some.

3.5
jercraigs (10527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2008
2008-02-20 Bottle. Hazy amber body with a foamy fingers worth of off white head. (3+) Sweet yeasty aroma, light hints of bubblegum sweetness and alcohol. (7+) Sweet foundation to the flavour, light sugary notes, dry lightly alcoholic overtones and finish. Interesting underlying not-quite-spice character that I can not place. A sharp note on the back of the tongue lingers into the finish and aftertaste. (7+) Smooth average to medium palate. (3+) Pretty solid but does not distinguish itself much from many similar Belgian brews. Bottle in Belgian Christmas pack from Premier Gourmet. Shared with Mabel


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