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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

741 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 68
Gots: 77 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zerk on 01-14-2003

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3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label data: 05/11/15 (best-by date?) 05KM 13 10 (?)

The body appears hazy with a orange and brown hue; head is thick. Sweet malt aroma with a touch of musty, over-ripe fruit scents. Tart and phenolic edge to an otherwise slightly heavy malt sweetness; some alcohol burn; mildly bitter. Heavy body with a lively carbonation.

The bottle gushed when opened (it wasn't shaken or disturbed prior to opening), but got most of the bottle poured into the glass. The overall lasting impression was of the boozy burn and phenolic character. Some decent caramel malt flavor and feel were evident, along with a ripe fruit tone, but ultimately the beer seemed a bit out of balance and thin in the depth department. Not bad but hardly stunning.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Purchased from Camp Hansen Shoppette, Okinawa, Japan.

A - Pours a solid brown ale showcasing two fingers of creamy head

S - Malts, river water, and brown sugar on the nose

T - A deep, rich, mosaic of spice and bready malts, semi sweet with a dry backing

B - Full, warming, and chewy, with tons of small creamy carbonation

Overall not a bad Bruin I would appreciate a little more sweetness but it does the trick for what I wanted today.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Okay beer, a bit more on the malty side rather than yeasty (bread). Small sting of alcohol in it. Not thick and syrupy. Not my favourite trappist.

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Trappist Achel 8° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
92 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.