Trappist Achel 5° Bruin - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
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Reviews by KrautAficionado:
3.45/5 rDev -15.6%
Clear dark red brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, brown sugar, roasted notes, black berry, light to moderate yeasty, spicy, light notes of coriander and pepper. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft
07-16-2011 07:44:44 | More by KrautAficionado
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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
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
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
07-02-2011 21:29:03 | More by rvdoorn
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
Trappist Achel 5° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
90 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.