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

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An epic brew from Achilles, a red-brown rich and malty masterpiece with just a dash of hoppy bitterness for balance.

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3.3
thewolf (12949) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle @ tasting at my place.
Bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Pours a pale yellow golden with a big, big frothy and foamy qhite head. Great lacing. Aroma has wheat, yeast, weak hops, coriander, oranges. Foamy mouthfeel. Flavour is very tripel-like, dry, slightly fruity sourish with oranges and some exotic fruits. Yeast is apparent in the finish as well. Okay, but really nothing special.

3.3
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Pours turbid dull tan with 3-fingers of off-white head. Nose is dark fruit, honey, hops, spicy yeast, and mild florals. Tastes fruity, withy yeasty spiciness, malt, some funk, apricot, citrus, and more honey flavor as it warms. It isn’t really fruity enough to be a great grand cru, and this one tastes very similar to the serafijn dubbel.

3.3
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Pours a sparkling clear, orangey-amber color with a full, off-white, creamy-fluffy, mostly lasting head; a bit clear for a grand cru but nevertheless, appealing. Nose is faint and uninviting; dark candi sugar, dates, bready yeast, and some faint hints at dried apricot. Flavor is bolder than the nose led on; dark candi sugar, dried apricots, lightly toasted sweet bread yeasty notes, and a mild citric note. Faint hints at herbal hops near the finish bring a low bitterness, which is fine since the sweetness is not too high. Palate is medium, lightly chewy but watery, and lively. Finishes average length with sweet notes disappating leaving warmth, some yeasty notes and mild bitter notes. Fairly simple BSA with no malt depth to support the warmth and lacking the rich character to be considered a grand cru. Complexity was minimal, but still was a fairly drinkable beer.

3.3
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a transparent copper orange with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty Belgian caramely malt with a touch of light fruity esters. Body starts very effervescent and semi-sweet with some caramely notes before a drier, more bitter finish. Needs more body and complexity.

3.3
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2008
An almost amberish pour. A dry almost peach smell. Spicy flavor that has a hint of clove flavor as well. Noth thin but not full. Decent carbonation. Nice drinker but not really special, but not bad.

3.3
ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, orangey body with a medium-sized, dense, off-white head. Smell: A touch of lemon, more than a touch of orange. Also notes of orange blossom honey, light caramel, and yeast (though only everso slightly). Taste: Light caramel and honeyed maltiness with a medium sweetness. Small pinch of lemon zest. A full helping of orange oil. Slight yeast character. Restrained bitterness. A bit peppery near the end. Lingering orangey taste on the drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated. Drinkability: Oh, it’s not so bad, really, though it could stand to use a greater depth of malt character.

3.3
SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy gold with off-white head. Aroma of malt and very faint funk. Flavor is sweet, malt, alcohol. Mouthfeel is full body with high, fizzy carbonation. Overall, it’s ok, a kinda plain strong ale....

3.3
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a huge, foamy off-white head with good retention. Hazy orange body. Good lace. Aroma of bread, pear, caramel, cinnamon and sort of a koji like sake presence to the yeast. Taste is wet hay, bread, pear, rotting, caramel and grain. Sparse but lively carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

3.3
ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. I think this is the name of a bowie song haha. Pours a hazy dark bread? (scribble) color with a medium soapy head and good lacing. Apple cinnamon quaker oatmeal with a sweet candi sugar and boozy taste. Nothing like being drunk at breakfast. Medium mouthfeel and medium to long finish.

3.3
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of apple, floral, caramel, mustiness, and plastic. Flavor of candi sugar, caramel malt, honey, and hops (grass, floral).


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