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

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BA SCORE
92
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731 Ratings
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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 65
Gots: 70 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: zerk on 01-14-2003

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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 27/11/11

A slight haze in a ruby red body when held to the light, I can see bubbles but not what you would expect after a hands width of light tan foam from a 2/3 bottle pour, its loose except for a dense island, plenty of lace with chunky rings and soapy spots and there was still foam in the glass after I drank all the liquid
I can't think of much too improve on here its a sexy looking brew

S sour apple and cherry hit me first followed by some brown sugar, some spice, faint licorice and then overripe dark fruits

T faint booze to go along with what I smell, its missing just a little something the smell has and a little more yeasty spice

M a little foamy but after a few swirls of the glass its creamy and less gassy, lingering flavors are pleasant and you can feel the booze just a little on the way down

O fairly complex and looks beautiful, this is something I will drink again

not sure why I've never had this one before as its been sitting on the shelf here for some time now, price is right and I've now tried something from all the Trappist brewers

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has one of the most intense heads I've ever seen. It's like an Atomic Bomb. The middle keeps crawling up. I've never seen this, not even with a Guinness. Brownish/red in color, dark,and opaque. There's a metallic, fruity scent to it.

There's definitely a grape/dark fruit taste in there. It's actually very fruity, but not overpowering. So smooth, but it has a bitter bit. Lavender. The most unique looking head and a very nice taste.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 33cl bottle to tulip glass. Freshness date 17/03/12.

A: Pours a somewhat opaque copper with generous head and very good lacing.

S: Milled barley, fresh yeast, milk.

T: Strong, mellow and pleasant Belgian yeast character with the dark brown malty flavors like toffee and milk chocolate. Enough hops to keep it interesting and refreshing but not overpowering,

M: Velvety, low attenuation and probably medium carbonation. This is a slow drinker.

O: Great authentic dubbel.

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

From 2008, according to the sticker on the bottle (best before August 20, 2011).

Beer is a chestnut brown colour with red tinges. A very gently pour results in a modeately sized off-white head which dissipates at a moderate pace, leaving behind quite a lot of lacing.

Full malty smell. Bready with brown sugar, as well as date, raisin and plum. Good smell.

Taste follows the nose, but I find it better. The bready, malty backbone is full of rich plum and raisin flavours. Quite sweet, especially at the end, where nice mellow brown sugar flavours play a strong role. A little bit boozy, and some spice is present as well. A bit of a molasses or treacle taste.

High carbonation level, but not irritating. Full bodied, a bit chewy.

Overall, a very enjoyable dubbel. Good stuff.

Trappist Achel 8° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
92 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.