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

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dark brown Serafijn has a spicey herbal character and a soft bitterness. The Achilles brewery has a unique way of achieving an even heating of the wort: using no direct flame or steam, the wort is pumped through a spiral that sits in a tub of hot water!

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BB Sep 05). Red-Brown colour. Dried fruits, fresh zingy berries and malty caramel on the nose with subdued spicy earthiness. Sweet flavours tempered in the mouth with smooth mild bitterness and arent actually quite as sweet as you first think. Despite being fairly old in excellent condition and without the overcarbonation some other raters seem to have suffered from.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2006
Amber color; huge head, nice lace. Nice aroma, malty, a bit fruity, subtle hops. The taste is quite sweet and malty, with some caramel and candi sugar. Not extremely complex, but pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2006
Bottle. Dark-red colour. Creamy head. Aroma of malt and yeast. Taste: rosted malts and a bit spicy. Orange? Some mild bitterness at the end. Pleasant but not spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2006 Bottle 33 cl. Brown / dark color. Big off-white head. Aroma is fruity with some caramel notes. Even some yeasty notes as well. Fantastic smooth and pleasing beer. Flavor I thought had notes of sweet and sour. Nice balanced beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
bottle at Den Afgrond, Heist-op-den-Berg. Dark brown with red notes and a huge offwhite head. Caramel and molasses aroma. Toffee and caramel flavour, some yeastiness and good bitterness. dry mouthfeel. Quite a good dark ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12375) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
Pours beautiful mahogany red with BIG foamy beige head. Fruity and berry aroma with caramel tones. Vinious, sweet and lots of caramel. Some sourness from berries or herbs is present as well. Quite wonderful.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle. Amber-brown colour with very large head. Sweet aroma of caramel, toffee and yeast. Sweet, flowery, yeast, balancing bitterness, soft.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1693) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle, BBE March 2007 Frothy, light brown head, but the frothiness is rather nice. Reminds me a bit of cobwebs. Clear, deep brown (with a reddish shine) body. Soapy aroma of hops. Remarkable absence of malts as one would guess to smell when drinking a deep brown beer. Lightly bitter and sweet in the beginning. Smoothening out to the end (lightly bitter and sweet). Rather nice flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2006
Bottle, Kbenhavnske ldage 2006. Dark brown. Clear. Sweet black currant aroma. Some yeasty flavours even though the beer is clear. Raisins and candy sugar. Hops are there, but play second violin behind the malts and the sugars.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (9335) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle. Light brown long lasting high head. Unclear dark red body. Aroma of raspberries. Cocoa butter flavor, pleasant bitternes and a fair amount of carbon dioxide making the beer ticklish.


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