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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by zerk on 01-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
855
Reviews:
440
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
123
For Trade:
1
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Photo of steverx8
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mishi_d
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MKV
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
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 +6.6%
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 +3.2%
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 +1.5%
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 -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joshautry
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dentist666
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Richter525
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mgm54
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Colour dark brown with ruby highlights. Quite thick, beige foam. Built with fine bubbles. Aroma little bit clear, however, can be traced dark red fruit, delicate accents roasted notes and minimum alcoholic. The taste is dominated by bitterness, dry roasted, slightly seasoned. Next delicate notes of dark malts, cherries and again some notes of alcohol. The loading medium toward high. Definitely Alchel Bruin missing completely, the body.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _Adam_
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jetlag767
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Trappist, what more be said.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OlaB
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: pours a reddish brown clear color with a nice creamy top of head that disolves rapidly.some sticky lacings on the sides.

S: toffee,caramel, raisins,prunes,apples ,burned sugar and peppercorns

T&F: starts fruity with all the dark fruits involved but also some light fruits as well, caramel tofee comfortable in the background. Gets more spicy in the middle with a peppery taste and finish with a slight spicy bitterness. Good aftertaste that stays for a good time.kind of a creamy mouthfeel. The alcohol is very well masked here.

O:Maybe not the top of the shelf among Belgium beers but surely enjoyable and delicious enough for me. Would sure have this again

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Photo of Marius
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle. Dark copper-brown with a tall tan head with very good retention. Smells like Belgian yeast, copper, dried fruit. The taste follows the same notes, bitter-sweet with a strong metallic feeling in the foreground. Medium bodied, medium carbonation and a bitter-sweet and very metallic aftertaste.

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Trappist Achel 8° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
4.12 out of 5 based on 855 ratings.
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