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Achel Extra Blond | Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hopdog on 11-14-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,684
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
50
pDev:
8.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
13
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 12
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the abbey during our recent trip to Belgium. Served in a Trappist Achel glass.

ours a clear golden-yellow with a nice white head. Light lacing and a thin collar throughout. The nose brings some clove and fairly-strong alcohol. Surprisingly (and happily) the flavor doesn't have any alcohol at all. Good clove character and light bubblegum. A bit of sweetness and mild fruit. Body is medium with good carbonation and a strong yeast presence. Good clove and spice. Overall, quite tasty and a very nice tripel.

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4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 10/02/11 notes. Thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing this one from his recent trip to Belgium. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a hazy dark yellow orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like a good, standard tripel.

s - Smells of Belgian yeast, bananas, cloves, alcohol, and spices. Alcohol is a bit prominent, knocking the nsoe down a bit.

t - Tastes of Belgian yeast, spices, bananas, cloves, and bready malts. 180 turn from the nose in terms of alcohol, as I don't get any. Really great taste.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation evident. Super smooth and creamy and very easy to drink for 9.5% ABV.

o - Overall a really great tripel; a little less alcohol in the nose and this could have been even better. It's very easy to drink and the taste is balanced with spice, bananas, and yeast. One of the better tripel's I've had, would love to have it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is hazy and yellow, with a finger of white head that leaves some good lacing behind. The aroma brings some yeast, citrus, spice, malt, and subtle alcohol. Nice flavor, well balanced. Lots of citrus, slightly sweet. Yeast and spices add depth and complexity. A delicious beer. So glad to try this rare Trappist ale. Recommended.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Thorpe, one of his Belgium conquests. Beer is yellow, darker, mildly hazy, thin head, nice retention, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, alcohol, lots of yeast, mild clove, some banana and esters.

Beer is light in body and sweet with the yeast winning all arguments and opening to a nice not too dry sort of dry finish. I enjoyed this beer a lot and appreciate the chance to try it. I wish I could get more, maybe someday.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Dope
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No idea on a date, there's a date code or something on the side, 4 J 19? Doesn't mean anything to me.

A: Pours a hazy golden pour with an enormous effervescent white head. Head is soapy and thin, fades slowly however and with sparse bits of lacing.

S: A little bit grassy and a lot of wheat. Very doughy, like a sweet dough.

T: Yup, some grassy hops up front. Some white pepper to spice it up, maybe some allspice too? Doughy malt, like uncooked bread. Herbal on the back end, combined with that peppery spiciness. Fairly dry and crisp finish.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and dry.

O: Interesting tripel. On the very dry side for a tripel, in my opinion. Hoppiness is a bit high as well. It's almost like a tripel/BSPA hybrid in my mind. Tasty nonetheless.

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4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trade with BenBreeg. In Teku glass. Reading CSHTP6 Ch20 + playing Tomb Raider 2015. Foamy but doesnt affect feeling. Dry, with some sweetness and a remarkable herbal hoppyness. Improves as it warms up.

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Photo of jheezee
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of hopdog
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is specially brewed to honor the 75th birthday of Abt Marc Gallant. It's a topfermented blond ale, bottle conditioned.

RLB only brought 1 bottle to the Tripel Fest at egajdzis place, but being this one made up for quantity - thanks RLB!

Poured a cloudy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas and tastes of citrus, fruity, and light yeast. Hops come through in the tastes as well with some caramel. Lightly sweet. Some alcohol comes through in the aroma but is well hidden in the taste. I really enjoy Achel's beers and this one was not a let down.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of byronic
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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Achel Extra Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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