Achel Trappist Extra - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
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4.75/5 rDev +10.7%
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Goblet.
Pours a dark brown color with a nice off-white creamy head which disappears rather quickly. It shows a very nice malt character with strong dark fruits aroma, yeast and caramel besides. Delicious caramel flavors, in addition to nutty and spicy notes. I also pick out some herbs. A bite of alcohol balances the relative sweetness of the candy sugar. The mouthfeel is just excellent, with a full body. In my opinion, the low carbonation suits perfectly this brew. Overall, this Trappist beer is just outstanding! It shows very complex aroma, an excellent drinkability and perfectly balanced flavors.
01-15-2012 22:49:06 | More by duracell
4.63/5 rDev +7.9%
P-Simple Trappist bottle. Standard label with the authentic Trappist product logo.
A-Poured thick. Got about a nice finger and a half of head that seems to fall off quick. Must cocoa brown with a coffee appearence. Cloudy and foggy.
S-Like with most Belgian's, lots of yeast and malts and candy. Dont really get much smell as it all seems to hide beneath the carbonation.
T-Oh wow, what you cant smell is made up in flavor. A delicate balance of all things good. Malts and candy seem to be up front. Yeast and grains seem to linger about. Come through strong and finishes soft.
M-Really smooth beer. Very smooth. Delicate and precise. I really like the heavy malt prescense in this one. Has a very quick finish and no linger at all, also finishes really dry.
O-A really good beer. I like the crisp quick draw this beers has so as to forget what you had and makes you want more. Smooth and subtle in so many ways with upfront flavors.
01-07-2012 05:39:30 | More by ales4baldo
4/5 rDev -6.8%
Opaque dark brown with a 2 finger tan head which reduces to less than one finger and stays. Smells like green apples, brown sugar, dates, figs, and raisins. Can't wait to try it.
Sweet flavor with green apples, brown sugar, dates, figs, and raisins. There is some hop bitterness at the end for balance. Very nice flavor.
Medium to full bodied, low carbonation, somewhat creamy, and the alcohol is well hidden. A very solid beer, but the low carbonation does hurt this beer somewhat.
12-18-2011 03:02:20 | More by hardy008
4.7/5 rDev +9.6%
I must say one of those hidden gems in the trappist beer section... wonderful full flavors, so much better than the regular bruin, it's not even funny!
I have a lot of experience with drinking aged westy's - easily amongst the best beers in the world - and this one reminded me a lot of the best westy bottles I've ever had. I had the same amazingly balanced caramel and honey notes, next to the well known dark fruit/candy sugar notes of course, and well, then I'm sold.
A killer beer, and even though it's already high up in the ranks, still underrated.
11-28-2011 11:49:45 | More by yapi
Achel Trappist Extra from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
95 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.