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

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4.13/5
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867 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:
#1,829
Reviews:
443
Ratings:
867
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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99
Gots:
129
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Ratings: 867 |  Reviews: 443
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Douberd
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, 330 ml, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. I have this bottle almost for a year on my cellar,
Light brown/deep ruby colour, with a big, three fingers tall head. Off white in colour, soapy in texture. Very good retention, leaving light to medium lacing around the glass.
Aroma of roasted malts and faint caramel, chocolate, light alcohol.
Taste of red grapes, roasted malts, chocolate albeit mostly on the aftertaste. Mildly sweet. Very good.
Quite high carbonation, full on the body and somewhat sticky on the palate.
Overall a very nice dubbel that it became even better when it warmed up a bit. Nice, warming feeling from the alcohol, which is not that notable on the taste.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of intensify
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kept in a cool dark place for about 2 years.

Creamy off white head with the slightest visibility. Nice retention

S- Apple crisp, figs, dried cherry, banana and plenty of spices.

T- not much of a sour taste for this style. The alcohol is barely visible and my tastebuds tell me to go back for another drink. Dark fruits and a hint of vanilla. Things are evened out by the sweetness of it all.

M- dry finish in the throat but leaves the mouth with a creamy, oily feeling.

Maybe its because its been cellered for 2 years but this is definately a well put together Dubbel.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Maakun
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice medium brown, beige head that quickly setteles in to a tin layer with some big bubbles.

Smell: sweet, yeasty, dried plums, some fresh fruits

Taste: more plums, some bitter chocolate, lightly roasted malt, lemon and grapefruit, grape soda, some unripe apples. All very complex and balanced.

Mouth: medium mouth with perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall: a bit less sweet than I expected. More bitter, and complext notes of very different kinds of fruits. Really good beer with a unique character. Really enjoying this one!

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Photo of CStrife187
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a tasting glass. Best-by date reads 17 July 2014

A - Pours a soft brown with a reddish hew when held up to the light. Poured with a two finger head that fades quickly to one and sticks around from there. Leaves behind moderate lacing.

S - Fairly dry. I get clove and yeast with some faint earthy notes and a hint of fruit.

T - The yeast dominates this beer. Clove and dark fruit with only a hint of sweetness. A hint of bitterness in the finish. Slight alcohol warmth, but very smooth for 8%. Very dry and clean-tasting.

M - Started off feeling a little over carbonated. Carbonation fades slightly as it breathes. The feel seems to match the smell and emphasize the yeast character in the taste. A bit over-carbed for my personal preferences.

O - Quite good, and definitely worth picking up if you get the chance. I might not go out of my way for it, but I'm glad I have a couple to age.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, best before march 2014

A- Deep brown colour, reddish hints if seen through light. Slight off-white head, not as big as you may expect but still showing nice persistence and lacing

S- A bit subdued maybe but still good. Sweet mix of caramel and dried fruit notes, maybe a slight toasty hint. Very clean aroma

T- Clean taste as well like the smell suggested, not very much on the yeast side, just malt and alcohol playing together. Sweet malty notes (caramel, along with some notes of liquorice), dried fruits, a slight warming touch/estery spiciness from the alcohol

M- Body is not as dense as you may expect per style, but the beer still fills your mouth with very nice smoothness. Delicate carbonation brings a bit of life on the tongue. Mouthfeel and scarse yeast presence are giving this beer some kind of a "light dubbel" feel which i really like, cause it does not detract from the flavour at all

O- Nothing outstading. Just plain good stuff, perfectly balanced, definitely an easy drinker for the style

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jcoulighan
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma- Moderate Banana, light tart cherry, and hints of raisin, no hops and a very sneaky perfumey alcohol.

Taste- Peppery character is prominent, with notes of whorehound and dried cherry and raisin the finish. A more aggressive phenol/ alcohol profile than some other dubbels. Banana barely comes through in the flavor. All this of course darts in and out of a big caramelly malt center. A long, complex, dry, bready/ toasty finish.

Overall- Very intersesting and multi-dimensional palate experience that is well inside the conventional dubbel realm but offers an nusual combo of flavors. Least fruity example of the style that I have had, and dried fruit characters are very subdued. Characterisitically dry like Achel's other beers.

App- Hazy muddy brown character with low off-white head. Not that appealing really.

Mouthfeel- medium-bodied, lively, slight alcohol numbing

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Trappist Achel 8° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 867 ratings
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