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Achel Extra Blond - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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scottwurst

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

10-08-2013 22:09:11 | More by scottwurst
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-19-2014 02:11:13 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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Peter_L

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

01-09-2014 20:49:11 | More by Peter_L
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Dirty25

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

07-11-2013 21:13:15 | More by Dirty25
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azorie

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-03-2013 16:50:46 | More by azorie
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Dando54

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-28-2013 12:26:12 | More by Dando54
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nico_freespirit


4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-19-2012 22:23:17 | More by nico_freespirit
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-05-2014 03:33:57 | More by wrightst
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SURFBUGG

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-01-2012 21:06:59 | More by SURFBUGG
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-03-2013 22:51:51 | More by uturn
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-22-2012 19:58:42 | More by djrn2
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mdfb79

New York

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 17:52:37 | More by mdfb79
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-23-2014 04:52:47 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-12-2013 02:10:40 | More by ste5venla
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Tomblerone

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-27-2012 17:04:55 | More by Tomblerone
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paleoplant

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-01-2013 23:11:13 | More by paleoplant
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-16-2013 02:47:56 | More by cosmonick
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-14-2013 01:02:04 | More by spycow
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laurastradford

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-21-2013 17:17:40 | More by laurastradford
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-26-2011 18:45:08 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 00:22:07 | More by hopdog
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I settled into a bar seat at Café De Knijnspiep after some shopping for some serious drinking. Started with three bottles of this nice Tripel, 0.33l at €3.75 per...

My small chalice was filled with a medium golden, slightly flat bier. It was still a vibrant hue, with a creamy white head. Topping was fluffy and lasted well, with decent lacing. Nose is nice and fruity, with super tropical fruit present. Body was medium, and the feel was light and airy on the tongue.

Had a nice crackery, doughy sweetness, and was dry and crisp through and through. Had lots of tropical fruit, with white grape skin, apple, pear and some peppery spice. At the finish there was a healthy amount of spicy, yeasty notes. Really nice, yes indeed! Zum Wohl!!

4.33/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 21:31:36 | More by Bierman9
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Thorpe, one of his Belgium conquests. Beer is yellow, darker, mildly hazy, thin head, nice retention, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, alcohol, lots of yeast, mild clove, some banana and esters.

Beer is light in body and sweet with the yeast winning all arguments and opening to a nice not too dry sort of dry finish. I enjoyed this beer a lot and appreciate the chance to try it. I wish I could get more, maybe someday.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 03:18:49 | More by drabmuh
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Achel Extra Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
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