The local boy, Achilles Va de Moer, is a gentle, unassuming home-brewer who has all but left his job as a music teacher to realize his dream of a self-sustaining commercial brewery. Achilles (sometimes spelled Achiel, and pronounced Ah-sheel in Flemish or French) makes simple, honest beers. All of the beers are unfiltered and unpasteurized, and will re-ferment a bit in the bottle, which of course means much more flavor, and a longer shelf-life. As with any tiny craft brewery — and this one right now makes the equivalent of only about three truck-loads of beer every year — there can be variation from batch to batch, and thank goodness for that! Though they vary some, they’re always good.
From the brewery’s website:
“Serafijn Tripel is the masterpiece of the Serafijn series. This deep golden colored beer has an impressive aroma, containing a wide range of flowers. The natural bitter taste of hops rests slightly on the side of one’s tongue and slowly fades away.”