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Achel Trappist Extra - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

389 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 100
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dsa7783 on 01-22-2008)
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esulliv2


5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-19-2014 05:14:57 | More by esulliv2
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-16-2014 01:10:52 | More by golf4collet
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paulcdc

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-12-2014 02:41:06 | More by paulcdc
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PalatePilot

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-07-2014 02:51:29 | More by PalatePilot
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-07-2014 02:50:13 | More by grumpygerman
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patre_tim

China

3.8/5  rDev -11.4%

A: Deer skin brown, dark brown and cloudy with a deer hide colour when held to the light, 4 fingers of beige head leaving an amazing lacing. Hard to see any carbonation due to the darkness, but looks like shimmering lake waters when held to the light. Sexy lacing.

S: Deep dark cherries covered in milk chocolate, raisins, floral like a perfume of aromatic fruit blossoms. Light coke like scents, reminiscent of Achel Brune.

T: Dark fruits like dates, figs, raisins, light sweetness and a good hit of alcohol on the tongue. The alcohol almost takes over which really surprises me. A good burn with it as well. Light cherry and floral notes come in but are faint.

M: Medium thick body with light carbonation.

O: An excellent brew. Light on sweetness unlike Achel Brune, high in alcohol, yet a lot of the pleasant tastes of dark fruits. A huge bottle which I think is unnecessary, wish it came in a smaller portion. Bought in Lakeland, FL, drank in Pensacola, FL, July 30th, 2014.

07-31-2014 03:26:42 | More by patre_tim
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BeRightBock

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-27-2014 01:51:58 | More by BeRightBock
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beast464

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-16-2014 15:04:52 | More by beast464
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-12-2014 14:47:43 | More by pat_usher
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-07-2014 13:27:13 | More by byronic
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okspry

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-07-2014 00:08:37 | More by okspry
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rbastone

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-06-2014 20:11:53 | More by rbastone
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4.93/5  rDev +14.9%

With out a doubt one of the finest beers I have ever had. This beer looks great and smells sweet and rich of dark fruits. The taste is much the same sweet with dark fruits and dark sugars. The feel is smooth and full. All in all a hell of a beer. Get your hands on it if you can.

07-05-2014 19:02:41 | More by polloenfuego
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-29-2014 01:21:04 | More by Sparky44
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cwd

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-28-2014 02:46:13 | More by cwd
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

06-19-2014 01:30:27 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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linnymtu

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-07-2014 17:07:11 | More by linnymtu
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-03-2014 19:30:32 | More by ramrod666
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-01-2014 13:11:36 | More by wrightst
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risteardj

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-01-2014 04:19:47 | More by risteardj
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-29-2014 14:44:29 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%

achel extra is awesome stuff, lost maybe in the hype and availability of some of the other trappist stuff, this is positively delicious. in the zone between dubbel and quad, this molasses colored beer has a tall and lasting white head of tiny little bursting bubbles that prickle the nose as i smell its deeply caramelized sugars and zesty belgian yeast. a hint of green bottle stink to it, i wish such awesome beers could stop going in these bottles, but it seems destined to be a belgian beer problem forever. raisin and maple flavors to the grain, a bread crust character too, and then its all yeast. its so different than the other trappist strains, and has less of the fruit and more of the spice too it. it has an ancient aura, a feeling of timeless growth and maturation. white pepper and even a hint of cinnamon to it, like a good baked dessert, long zippy finish, dry for how big and sweet this starts, and no alcohol flavors at all, not even at ambient temperature. special beer, worthy of more hype i think, it stands up to any of its peers extremely well, and somehow stays light on the palate and drinkable. a 750ml bottle of this is not more than i want in a given sitting, its just right.

05-27-2014 03:41:41 | More by StonedTrippin
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sephyrott

Spain

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-25-2014 11:57:16 | More by sephyrott
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CesarLopes

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-19-2014 20:40:03 | More by CesarLopes
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-19-2014 02:29:38 | More by jim_carignan
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Achel Trappist Extra from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
95 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.