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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 14
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005)
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Reviews by BWED:
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

12-13-2013 13:17:43 | More by BWED
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-15-2014 02:27:11 | More by henryclay_
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-13-2013 23:16:26 | More by Janeinma
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-26-2013 20:39:24 | More by Seaba
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corneliusfontaine

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-18-2013 14:59:30 | More by corneliusfontaine
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-15-2014 14:12:41 | More by frontalot
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Amalak

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Kikat2680

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-17-2014 02:02:08 | More by Kikat2680
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

09-15-2011 20:18:47 | More by Thorpe429
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-20-2013 15:17:43 | More by Sspeer1
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jdavolos88


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

01-07-2013 13:42:48 | More by jdavolos88
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -10%

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.

11-23-2008 22:53:10 | More by avalon07
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-11-2012 15:53:00 | More by OriolesFan1008
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-14-2013 15:15:48 | More by jkane101
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2014 01:05:34 | More by frlrv1020
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-03-2014 23:03:15 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-19-2013 01:26:23 | More by jtdolla911
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-15-2013 01:32:47 | More by TLA
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Voss

Italy

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Tried this dark Trappist at the Achel Abbey, along with a toast made with ham and their "kaas" (cheese) and the blond 5° too (how could I've been missing it ?!).
Appearance is as good as the 8°, except for the thin head: deep brown, so beautiful in its goblet with no brand on it: monks, they know what they make and what they drink, no need for merchandising!
Unfortunatly that goblet came from a flooded sink, and the aroma suffered of a water and soap "flavour".
Taste was not exciting as I was expecting. Indeed I was expecting much from this trappist, I am nothing that in love with the Achel Brune 8°. But as for the Petit Orval, this seemed to me as a little sister, with less flavor, less taste and less mouthfeel. Obviously the drinkability is at higher levels, that's why they made it like this.

08-26-2008 21:31:53 | More by Voss
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larbush

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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cjac

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-27-2013 02:55:49 | More by cjac
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brewsclues

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

01-09-2013 16:52:09 | More by brewsclues
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Trappist Achel 5° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
90 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.