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Achel Trappist Extra | Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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4.29/5
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483 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Belgium
achelsekluis.org

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dsa7783 on 01-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#769
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
483
pDev:
9.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
79
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 483 |  Reviews: 221
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of hardy008
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Opaque dark brown with a 2 finger tan head which reduces to less than one finger and stays. Smells like green apples, brown sugar, dates, figs, and raisins. Can't wait to try it.

Sweet flavor with green apples, brown sugar, dates, figs, and raisins. There is some hop bitterness at the end for balance. Very nice flavor.

Medium to full bodied, low carbonation, somewhat creamy, and the alcohol is well hidden. A very solid beer, but the low carbonation does hurt this beer somewhat.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of yapi
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I must say one of those hidden gems in the trappist beer section... wonderful full flavors, so much better than the regular bruin, it's not even funny!

I have a lot of experience with drinking aged westy's - easily amongst the best beers in the world - and this one reminded me a lot of the best westy bottles I've ever had. I had the same amazingly balanced caramel and honey notes, next to the well known dark fruit/candy sugar notes of course, and well, then I'm sold.

A killer beer, and even though it's already high up in the ranks, still underrated.

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Photo of cornucopia
5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of throwback
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of rvdoorn
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Previously know as "de drie wijzen", now the Achel extra.
Look: the beer pours a dark-chestnut color, with a great yellowish head.
Smell: roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits and some nuts
Taste: Malts, dark fruit, chocolate, nutty, with a nice hoppy finish
Mouthfeel: full body, oily with medium carbonation
Overall: Great beer

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with a creamy, compact tan head that doesn't leave much in the way of lacing.

S: Aromas of roasted chestnuts, molasses, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and raisins are very apparent on the nose. No booziness whatsoever.

T: Opens sweet and creamy with notes of vanilla bean, milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, heavy cream, molasses, chestnuts, raisins, figs, and prunes with subtle earthy hop tones arriving just before the finish. This beer finishes sweet with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, and caramel being particularly evident.

M: Full-bodied, thick, and creamy. Almost viscous in the mouth. Carbonation is a little more active than expected. Very filling, but pleasant.

O: This is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale, and is a definite improvement over Achel's other bruins (both of which are very good). More than worth seeking out if you can get it.

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Achel Trappist Extra from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 483 ratings
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