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Achel Trappist Extra - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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world-class

383 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 100
Gots: 33 | 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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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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jmhart

Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-14-2011 20:59:32 | More by jmhart
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-14-2011 19:59:21 | More by celticfutblclub
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throwback

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-14-2011 17:42:41 | More by throwback
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-14-2011 16:52:05 | More by JAHMUR
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Previously know as "de drie wijzen", now the Achel extra.
Look: the beer pours a dark-chestnut color, with a great yellowish head.
Smell: roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits and some nuts
Taste: Malts, dark fruit, chocolate, nutty, with a nice hoppy finish
Mouthfeel: full body, oily with medium carbonation
Overall: Great beer

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 09:49:39 | More by rvdoorn
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with a creamy, compact tan head that doesn't leave much in the way of lacing.

S: Aromas of roasted chestnuts, molasses, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and raisins are very apparent on the nose. No booziness whatsoever.

T: Opens sweet and creamy with notes of vanilla bean, milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, heavy cream, molasses, chestnuts, raisins, figs, and prunes with subtle earthy hop tones arriving just before the finish. This beer finishes sweet with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, and caramel being particularly evident.

M: Full-bodied, thick, and creamy. Almost viscous in the mouth. Carbonation is a little more active than expected. Very filling, but pleasant.

O: This is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale, and is a definite improvement over Achel's other bruins (both of which are very good). More than worth seeking out if you can get it.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 18:06:19 | More by mrfrancis
Achel Trappist Extra from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
95 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.