1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Achel Extra Blond - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

Not Rated.
Achel Extra BlondAchel Extra Blond

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

43 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 45
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of scottwurst
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Peter_L
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Peter_L, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Dirty25
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Dirty25, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of azorie
4/5  rDev -7.8%

azorie, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Dando54
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Dando54, May 28, 2013
Photo of nico_freespirit
4/5  rDev -7.8%

nico_freespirit, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev -7.8%

wrightst, May 05, 2014
Photo of SURFBUGG
4/5  rDev -7.8%

SURFBUGG, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of uturn
4/5  rDev -7.8%

uturn, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -7.8%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
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.

mdfb79, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of rvdoorn
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

rvdoorn, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BeerDrinkingDiver, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Tomblerone
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Tomblerone, May 27, 2012
Photo of paleoplant
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

paleoplant, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of cosmonick
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

cosmonick, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of laurastradford
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

laurastradford, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of hopdog
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.

hopdog, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of Bierman9
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

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

1524

Bierman9, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

drabmuh, Oct 06, 2011
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Achel Extra Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
94 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.