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Achel Extra Blond - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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Achel Extra BlondAchel Extra Blond

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 44
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
(Achelse Zomer 2004)

(Beer added by: hopdog on 11-14-2008)
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Reviews by gos42:
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gos42

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured into a Chimay chalice, rich yellow-red color. Enticing aroma, a blend of citrus and damp earth, almost grassy.

Tastes of straw and wheat. Quick tease of grass on the tip of the straw which turns to a blanket of flavor as it finishes thru the rest of the tongue. Slight bitterness after the swallow

Just what I was expecting from this style.

11-06-2011 04:39:22 | More by gos42
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottle from the abbey during our recent trip to Belgium. Served in a Trappist Achel glass.

ours a clear golden-yellow with a nice white head. Light lacing and a thin collar throughout. The nose brings some clove and fairly-strong alcohol. Surprisingly (and happily) the flavor doesn't have any alcohol at all. Good clove character and light bubblegum. A bit of sweetness and mild fruit. Body is medium with good carbonation and a strong yeast presence. Good clove and spice. Overall, quite tasty and a very nice tripel.

10-02-2011 20:15:27 | More by Thorpe429
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

This beer is specially brewed to honor the 75th birthday of Abt Marc Gallant. It's a topfermented blond ale, bottle conditioned.

RLB only brought 1 bottle to the Tripel Fest at egajdzis place, but being this one made up for quantity - thanks RLB!

Poured a cloudy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas and tastes of citrus, fruity, and light yeast. Hops come through in the tastes as well with some caramel. Lightly sweet. Some alcohol comes through in the aroma but is well hidden in the taste. I really enjoy Achel's beers and this one was not a let down.

11-14-2008 00:22:07 | More by hopdog
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

Look: the beer pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a medium white head
Smell: Yeast, grains, citrus, fruits and coriander
Taste: Bit sweet malts, citrus, coriander, yeast, caramel, and lots of fruits. Light hoppy crisp aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: high-medium carbonation and medium bodied.
Overall: A very balanced brew. Not too sweet, maybe lacks a bit the complexity

07-14-2011 22:33:24 | More by rvdoorn
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mdfb79

New York

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

From 10/02/11 notes. Thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing this one from his recent trip to Belgium. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a hazy dark yellow orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like a good, standard tripel.

s - Smells of Belgian yeast, bananas, cloves, alcohol, and spices. Alcohol is a bit prominent, knocking the nsoe down a bit.

t - Tastes of Belgian yeast, spices, bananas, cloves, and bready malts. 180 turn from the nose in terms of alcohol, as I don't get any. Really great taste.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation evident. Super smooth and creamy and very easy to drink for 9.5% ABV.

o - Overall a really great tripel; a little less alcohol in the nose and this could have been even better. It's very easy to drink and the taste is balanced with spice, bananas, and yeast. One of the better tripel's I've had, would love to have it again.

10-03-2011 17:52:37 | More by mdfb79
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Achel Extra Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
94 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.