Achel Trappist Extra | Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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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
Ratings:
476
Reviews:
220
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
80
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2
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Photo of Roguer
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a fizzy head that immediately dissipates to nothing. Brew is a dark nut brown, clear in body with some carbonation in the center and a graininess around the edges.

Strong and sweet BSDA aroma: prunes and figs feature prominently, along with nuts and a touch of cola.

Flavor follows: this is a classic, potent, sweet BSDA. A little too sweet for my liking, in fact; it's rich and smooth but too cloying. Figs and prunes again are the dominant flavor; there's a bit of cola, as well as a subdued touch of tobacco.

Dry effervescent finish at first, but it lingers cloyingly around the gums. Very smooth. Just a touch of building warming heat in the chest; beyond that, the 9.5% is completely absent. Lively with just a touch of sting.

This is a very good BSDA, but it's sweeter than I'd like. It aged tremendously well, showing no ill effects.

~3 year old bottle for review.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bf7
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of founddrama
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A sublime quad. Everything you'd expect, maybe more. Creamy finish and effervescent throughout. Paragon of a Trappist quadruple.

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Photo of straightlambic
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPA1978
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJRubes
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frosted33
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franck
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

German yeasts, chocolate, anise. Alcohol is well-hidden. Nice beer but not the best trappist

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Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4/5  rDev -6.3%

APPEARANCE - Clear amber with 2-finger head that lasts. Good lacing.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, grain, sweet.

TASTE - Hops, nutty, bread. ABV mostly hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, clean, light, effervescent, crisp, refreshing.

VALUE - $10 for an 11 oz. bottle - not that bad for an import at a restaurant.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Quite drimkable for a Tripel. Not a sipping beer.

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Photo of Aarstad
4.44/5  rDev +4%

Photo of jmryan8
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of a77cj7
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BeerTruck
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of krukster
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of DaveBar
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for $3.30 for a 330ml bottle. Nice round numbers!!

A- Very good. Nice dark brown. Nice head that films out in a minute. This one was in storage for 1yr

S- Very good. Lots of malt. Good caramel. Figs

T- Lots going on. Mellow and rich. Good blend.

M- Still has a lot of carbonation. Excellent tongue when that wears off

O- Excellent brew. Have a few in the cellar for later so I'm happy

Food Pairing

This nice brew went well with...... Braised lamb shank with root vegetables in a balsamic reduction

Enjoy!!

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SStein
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of daave1
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Cramshawbar
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of atpca
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of JackNip
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of lmaduells
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Achel Trappist Extra from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
4.27 out of 5 based on 476 ratings.
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