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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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2010
hazy yellow color. nice sour nose got me excited. was let down on the taste. sweet with no sourness. empty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1975) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2010
Aroma:humle malt brd citron gr Ud.:gylden klar Skum:hvidt lidt E.smag:sd lidt bitter moderat Krop:medium til fuld For.:cremet Brus:livlig f 75cl @f1fan 22/10-10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11608) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a nice amber/honey color with a decent quickly dissipating head. It smells very fruity with apples, peaches, a hint of pineapple. Like juice, there is just enough yeast to make it smell beery. The taste is very much of caramel, with some yeasty twang. The mouthfeel is a bit on the watery side, though the carbonation is there, it seems the malt flavors come off a bit watery, while the fruity yeast hits home carried by the carbonation. This is a basic Belgian Strong Pale, theres nothign distincitvly wintery or Christmasy about it besides the fruity scent. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-26-2009 21:36:43

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2011
750 mL bottle. Pours bold orange with lots of floaties and a big whitish head. The aroma is peppery with a few tropical fruit notes, plenty of yeast, some clove, and hints of raisin, rum, and alcohol. The flavor is raisin, mango, a little bit of strawberry, white pepper, clove, coriander, and a little bit of candy sugar. There is a warm yeasty bran muffin quality for a moment, then a dry finish. Mouthfeel is dry, almost to the point of being astringent, but not quite. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (1027) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber with a thick, creamy 1-finger off-white head. Sweet, orangey aroma with a very light peppery note and some earthy yeast. Body is medium, with a slight thickness and a dry finish. Flavor is citrusy with a touch of spice, maybe coriander. The dryness in the finish becomes more pronounced as it warms.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1755) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a hazy orange/gold with a thin antique lace head. Faint sweet aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malt, honey, bread along with some mild funk.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1652) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Slightly hazy, golden pour with a thin, white head. The aroma has some sour grape and plum. It has a light, oily body with average carbonation. The taste is sweet with an easy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7877) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Not a bad beer, about halfway between a strong dark and a strong pale. Pours hazy amber with good head and lacing. Some sweetness and florals in this. Tap at Churchkey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7515) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a hazy amber color with a medium sized head. Aroma was light sweet candi notes, sweet malt. Nice sweet malt flavor. Pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1541) - Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours a light amber. Heady, lacey. Nutty malty aroma, marris otter?, sweet toffee/caramel. Taste is malty with caramel, toast,nutty, more sweet than bittersweet. mineral. Some ester but mild and refined. Mild for a Belgian strong, not complex but a nice fall/winter type beer.


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