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Trappist Achel 8° Bruin - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

Trappist Achel 8° BruinTrappist Achel 8° Bruin

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

618 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 618
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 01-14-2003)
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Reviews by PolarBear3:
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PolarBear3

Australia

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank from my Chimay Chalice

A - Poured a cloudy Amber colour with a thick off white head with good lacing on glass

S - Dark fruits, raisins. Plum, apples with Toffee throughout. Very impressed.

T - Malty, Dark fruit throughout with toffee and chocolatel malts, raisins, apples and hint of Vanilla. A little boozy with a slightly bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied but very carbonation which I find disappointing.

) - A very nice complex beer with great dark fruits but a little boozy with too much carbonation for mine. Overall though pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 13:24:27 | More by PolarBear3
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S - warm notes of brandy treacle, banana bread with cinnamon and nutmeg spices, figs, honey, slightly sweet but with a lot of of rich mulled fruit and spice, and also a nice yeast component. Lemony, with some distinct fermentation aromas.

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Trappist Achel 8° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
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