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

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BA SCORE
4.13/5
Exceptional
868 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,831
Reviews:
443
Ratings:
868
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
129
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 868 |  Reviews: 443
Photo of Mgm54
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.76/5  rDev -9%
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 +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _Adam_
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jetlag767
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
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 -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OlaB
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
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 -17.7%
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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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 123321123321
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mahogany color and a moderate size foam head that quickly recedes. A thin ring frothy collar and some lacing retains.
In the aroma: Toasted biscuit, raisins, clove and a slight whiff of sweet alcohol.
In the tongue: sweet caramel malts and dark fruit dominate, however, halfway through the more spicy tones provide balance. Bubblegum, peppery, dark bread crust, and some alcohol in the finish rounds things off. Mouthfeel is full and fluffy but with medium body. Carbonation is tight and provides some crispness. Alcohol is well masked.
A solid Dubbel all around.

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LocusSolus
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Respectable carbonation here. Nice, abiding head the covers the top for a good part of the ride. Faint wisps of Raisin. cherry, prune, dark caramel and yeast pepperyness on the nose and which follow through into a very dry finish. You can really only detect its 8% around the edges of its dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of Lipa
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Trappist Achel 8° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 868 ratings
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