Trappist Achel 5° Bruin - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
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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
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
10-12-2013 00:40:23 | More by TheDoctor
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
Trappist Achel 5° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
90 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.