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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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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

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
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Stoutsman

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

01-14-2012 22:00:19 | More by Stoutsman
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-10-2012 19:53:30 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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ales4baldo

California

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
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-05-2012 08:04:48 | More by ygtbsm94
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cacher77

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-04-2012 07:28:12 | More by cacher77
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-01-2012 18:38:07 | More by kayrex
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BillDon

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-01-2012 01:25:08 | More by BillDon
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hardy008

Minnesota

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
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theArchitect

Iowa

5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-18-2011 01:47:28 | More by theArchitect
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-14-2011 21:42:50 | More by jophish17
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-11-2011 02:59:27 | More by animal69
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-08-2011 22:31:37 | More by jayhawk73
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-08-2011 02:37:22 | More by tbeq00
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-01-2011 22:46:07 | More by uturn
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yapi

Belgium

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
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-28-2011 02:58:06 | More by cornucopia
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-25-2011 15:10:07 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mrunseen

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-23-2011 05:00:24 | More by mrunseen
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-22-2011 20:57:39 | More by brandoman63
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freewill35

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-20-2011 04:34:16 | More by freewill35
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-19-2011 02:54:07 | More by bigdaddypolite
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azorie

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-16-2011 21:59:16 | More by azorie
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-16-2011 02:51:04 | More by bpfrush
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-14-2011 21:01:25 | More by djrn2
Achel Trappist Extra from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
95 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.