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

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BA SCORE
4.13/5
Exceptional
876 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:
#2,022
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
876
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 876 |  Reviews: 446
Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbulling
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kell50
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RayCannata
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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Trappist Achel 8° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 876 ratings