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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
DocLock (10683) - 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 (7133) - 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 (6244) - 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 (4894) - 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
ilovedarkbeer (2741) - 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
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2011
head: small away very fast
colour: amber /apple juice
smell: malts, coriander, hops, stingy soury and salty , mild oranges , and maple syrup
taste: honey and malts in the start , next comes in some rock candy and cane sugar, a bit of a smokey skunky taste , herbs and spices , alcohol , ends with a very dry bitter and yeasty taste ... kinda ok ...

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13311) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Tap. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head , short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, biscuit and straw malt with earthy notes. Flavor is malt dominant with light alcohol, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.3
Travlr (24758) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Draft at Max’s. Hazy golden color, white edge head. Aroma of citrus and straw. Taste is sweet and sour pink grapefruit and sourdough bread.

3.3
Habanero (4676) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottled. Pours clear amber with a little white head. Nose of caramel, yeats and fruit. Sweet flavor with fruit, caramel and alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and lively carbonation.


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