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

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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 58
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse visit their website

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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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

kkmiller76, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

wrightst, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

outoffocus, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of TippedMixology
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

If you're interested in a Trappist beer, (the history and the exclusiveness) this is probably one of the best I've had. That being said, I'd personally pick another beer if given the choice.

Appearance - Heavy head. Cloudy, amber-red caramel coloring--pretty interesting. Probably the most interesting thing about the beer.

Smell - Malty and grainy. A hint of smoke.

Taste - Pretty normal. Malty on the uptake with a sweetness through the middle and a lingering, slightly interesting bitter note at the end--wouldn't say it's a hoppy quality, just bitter... almost like something was toasted a little too long, but not bad.

Mouthfeel - Nothing interesting to report here. Good carb, refreshing.

Overall, pretty decent, nothing special. Would have it again if I come across it.

- Adam from Tipped Mixology

TippedMixology, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

NickThePyro, May 19, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(best-by(?) date of 05/11/2015 - poured into an Achel chalice)

A: finger of dense, silky-creamy foam, couple shades off-white - settling midway rocky-lumpy - later a soft, pillowy cover that lasts till the end... gorgeous chestnut-red liquid, beautifully clear before sediment... not a ton of lees... lovely, mostly unbroken drapes of lace

S: like a rich, toasty dubbel... mildly wood-roasted grain, maybe even a little earthy noble hop... touch of lightly-burnt brown sugar, currant... wonderous aromas, maybe a touch too mellow overall (due to the design of the glass?)

T: medium-dark caramel malts, brown sugars, essence but not so much sweetness of raisin... not incredible depth, but compact and bold dark, toasty sugary flavors... hint of an herbal-floral ester and subtle allspice in the aftertaste... elegantly understated deliciousness, similarities to Westmalle Dubbel

M: tiny phenolic-spicy prickle up front... luscious-ass, satin-smooth, medium-ish body... finishes perhaps a bit too light?, attenuated by the strong yet static-frayed booze, which its presence gradually fades into the background

O: gotta be one of the best Trappist ales I've had - looks, flavor - just damn refined and fantastic

Bouleboubier, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

BradC, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

WeissBoy, May 16, 2014
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oxfordmini, May 14, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2014-05-11 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear amber-brown with a 4-finger tan head that sticks around. Some floaties.

S - Grassy, floral, fruit, caramel malt, hint of sour.

T - Pears, caramel, fresh baked brown bread, cinnamon. The Belgian yeast is evident but not predominant. In a way, this reminds me of a thick perry (pear cider). Finishes with a nice balance of fermented pear sweetness and sourdough. Delicious.

M - Light-medium body and effervescent carbonation. Works well for this beer.

O - My wife and I both enjoyed this beer. It's been in our fridge since 2011 and we decided to finally try it on this beautiful, spring day. Perfect.

Tucquan, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

henryclay_, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

4ster, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

zachpaschal, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Svendozen, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

davidwhatshisnam, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

discodoni, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Bf_89, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Jofroi, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

target88, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Cramshawbar, Apr 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Ewhite2121, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Cycle69, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Wobbly, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of IPA35
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A dubbel colour, dark caramel with lots of haze. Offwhite head that fades pretty quickly to an
Inviting layer of foam, just enough to cover the surface of the liquid.

Smells great. Stewed pears, dried dark fruit (especially raisins), caramel (dark malts) and some light alcohol.

Taste follows the nose, a sweet fruity beer with enough bready malts to counter the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is good, creamy and full. Medium carbonation. Smooth.

Overal a very good dubbel/dark ale.

IPA35, Apr 20, 2014
Trappist Achel 8° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
91 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.