Trappist Achel 5° Bruin - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
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Reviews by Voss:
3.5/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-26-2008 21:31:53 | More by Voss
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2013 13:17:43 | More by BWED
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an almost-clear amber red-brown with a gloppy pile of creamy tan head. Great retention; beautiful lacing. Nearly perfect.
Yeast and minerals with a lot of cherries and dark fruits with a touch of spice.
Rich and sweet dark fruits mixed with hints of nuts, caramel, hard water, and doughy yeast. Malty and fresh on the whole.
Creamy and rich with really crisp, strong carbonation. Chewy but medium bodied.
Good, but certainly not the most outrageous Belgian brune on earth. All in all, it is a solid beer but is nothing too mind-blowing. It defends itself well and could be a good introduction to the style. Solid beer, beautiful to look at but all the rest of it is neither amazingly good not even slightly bad.
Would have again, worth trying if you get the chance.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2013 00:40:23 | More by TheDoctor
Trappist Achel 5° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
89 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.