Trappist Achel 8° Bruin | Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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BA SCORE
4.13/5
Exceptional
872 Ratings
Trappist Achel 8° BruinTrappist Achel 8° Bruin
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zerk on 01-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,956
Reviews:
445
Ratings:
872
pDev:
9.2%
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Photo of The_Bujon
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely deep burnt umber, voluminous caramel head which lingers a while.....lacing reasonably good.

Aroma is spiced, think malty cinnamon and your on the money.

Taste is really very good, a warming malt and plumb, not too boozy despite the abv.

Feel is a touch artificial with a sweet residue, but goes down smoothly enough.

Overall, the BA score is bang on for this, a contender for top Belgian Dubbel for sure

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Photo of BucBasil
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my last Trappists. I think I've had most of the other ones. Stumbled upon this one by chance in a store in Shanghai China.

A: Poured from the 330mL bottle into a goblet-style glass. The beer is a dark brownish red, pure red when held to light. Head was off-white, foamy, and 2 fingers with ok retention.

S: Dark fruits and booze in there, medicinal note with brown sugar to balance and smooth things out. Fruity yeasty notes all throughout.

T: Mostly dark fruits, especially cherries and plums. Some brown sugar in there and some balancing malt. Has a light yeast note in there that adds a hint of tartness, almost with the effect of making a cherry pie kind of flavor. Then the alcohol comes in.

F: Smooth with a bit of light carbonation.

Overall: I liked this beer. It had a really nice unique flavor, although the alcohol wasn't as well disguised or blended as I would have liked. A very solid choice.

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Photo of Pohr10
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _nickg_
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Afeo
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwilcox767
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Cloudy dark brown, a finger of head that dissipated after a minute.
S - Strong dark fruits, not much of a booze vibe.
T - Nutty/belgian yeastiness up front. Perfectly balanced with the dark fruit and alcohol.
M - Excellent mouth feel with the level of sweetness and carbonation.
O - An excellent, true Belgian Ale. I may have a let it age for too long (3+ years) but I'll remember not to do that next time.
Overall, a very nice standby for me.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatsmyspot
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours murky, dark brown with a touch of orange in color, with one inch head. Taste is brown sugar, mineral, and pumpernickel and a hint of maple. Sweet, medium bodied, with low carbonation. Wow is this a great beer. One of the best dubbels I have ever had....Could drink this all day.

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Photo of dandy14
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kookaburras
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsiii
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArnoldStotzer
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of steverx8
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mishi_d
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MKV
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pleasant brown color. Nothing special.
Smell: Strong and dark but pleasant.
Taste: Subtle sweetness with a characteristic brune palate of roasts, some spice.
Feel: In the mouth, it's fine, though a bit less full-bodied than I'd expect from a brune. The aftertaste is unpleasant, with some mineral or metallic bitterness lingering longer than it should.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on june 20th 2017. Best by date of 20/07/2018. I've seen on several occasions that Achel's best by dates are 3 years after bottling so this beer must be 2 years old.

L - Clean dark brown, nice head but not for long

S - Dark fruits mostly dattes and booze soked raisins

T - dates, raisins, candi sugar. Perfect balance. Upfront a certain sweetness followed by a nutty astringency. Very nice.

M - Almost no carbonation. Smooth.

O - A very well rounded ale. Really good. No booziness at all. All the flavors come together perfectly. Nice.

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Photo of schavuytje
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A brown trappist doubles the least pronounced taste or layering under the trappists doubles but still a solid double brown; How sour and sweet about it

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Photo of ngusset
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Carolus chalice. Nice tan head, deep copper brown hue. Concord grape and spicy plum nose. Huge fruit flavor bursting through roasted malt, similar notes to the smell. Lovely long tangy finish with a hint of iron and hops. Refined, light mouthfeel, yet full and round. What a great brew. It's been a long time since I've had an Achel, seem to recall a preference for the 8°, based on this on it's own it's a reasonable memory.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Trappist Achel 8° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 872 ratings