1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Trappist Achel 5° Bruin - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

Not Rated.
Trappist Achel 5° BruinTrappist Achel 5° Bruin

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

42 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 20
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by BWED:
Photo of BWED
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice, from a 330 ml bottle.

A- Brown body. Some amber highlight shines through. Slightly turbid. Great pillowy, meringue-esque head, with a light tan color. Rings of lacing get left behind.

S- Dark roast, caramel, chocolate covered dark fruits.

T- Caramel, booze, and just a bit of the dark fruit are picked up.

M- Medium bodied, and pretty sweet. The booze twinge keeps the beer in perspective.

O- Sweet and boozy. Very nice.

More User Reviews:
Photo of henryclay_
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Seaba
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of richj1970
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 330 ml into snifter.

A: Pours a medium brown with 3-4 finger fluffy off white head. Long lasting retention and plenty of lacing. Gushed all of the counter when I opened it, but smells and tastes OK.

S: Raisin, dates, dark fruits, and sweet caramel. Some Belgian yeast esters.

T: Dark fruits and cherries, candy sugar.

M: Suprisingly light body. Tons of carbonation. Subtle sweet finish.

O: Tasty brew and very easy drinking. Fairly expensive for the ABV. Think I will stick to more Belgian Strong Dark Ales.

Photo of corneliusfontaine
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of frontalot
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of stokebob
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Kikat2680
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thorpe429
3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Achel cafe during last week's trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.

Surprisingly, this one was not served in an Achel chalice, but rather just a plain chalice. A bit disappointing.

Pours a medium brown color with a bit off-white head and loads of lacing on the way down. The nose brings some faint notes of dark fruit plus a bit of brown sugar. The flavor is somewhat bitter and a bit too dry in the finish. Mild sweetness and faint dark fruit. Nothing complex or too compelling; probably worth a try though.

Photo of Sspeer1
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jdavolos88
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dirty brown color and a thick, muddy consistency. There was a decent amount of foamy head and some good lacing.

S: Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast and some fruits.

T: Flavored mainly with malts, dark fruit, yeast and spices. Not the most complex of tastes, but alright.

M: A good amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Full-bodied.

D: On the whole, this was a drinkable beer. I'd hardly put it up with other Belgians, but it's an OK beer.

Photo of OriolesFan1008
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of frlrv1020
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of okono
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Cramshawbar
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Benesi88
4.08/5  rDev -1%

Photo of rvdoorn
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is the table beer of the Achel monks and is only available on draft in the abbey pub.
Look: pours dark-red-brown color with a small head.
Smell: Malts, yeast, caramel, dark fruits, and some spicy hops
Taste: bitter sweet roasted malts, caramel, hints of dark fruits, some light spices, and a medium bitter hoppy finish. Sounds more complex than it is.
Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation with a watery body
Overall: Nice session beer but a bit too flat in taste

Photo of jtdolla911
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev -2.9%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Trappist Achel 5° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
90 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.