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

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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
Ratings:
850
Reviews:
437
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
121
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 850 |  Reviews: 437
Photo of Brolo75
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce beer poured into a Belgian stemmed glass

A: Pours a dark red, brown color with a tan colored head, head is full and creamy, a good amount of carbonation is streaming up the sides, beer is clear, some slight lacing, looks nice.

A: Belgian yeast notes, caramel, toffee, figs, raisins, bananas, hint of spice, lots of malts, smells really good.

T: Yeast, touch of banana, spice, clove, toffee, caramel, finish is dry with some spice emerging in the aftertaste, there's also figs and raisins, very balanced, smooth, complex, depth, very tasty.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation, dry finish.

O: A very tasty beer, like most Belgian beers I've tasted, this beer is complex with depth, has a nice balance of flavors, a great medium bodied mouthfeel, and is very drinkable. I hope my local bottle shop continues to carry this as I would continually buy it.

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Photo of user785335
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khmel
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoninVT
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't get this in my region so I'm very pleased to have gotten my hands on this finally. Poured into a st. Bernardus goblet. A world-class example of the style: pours the way it should, nice 3 finger head and spot-on Amber-brown color, wonderful scent and taste. Prickly carbonation felt on the tongue. If you're seeking out a dubbel, there's no reason not to reach for this one.

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Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Meyers1023
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a very dark Amber color with a tan head that spreads to the edge of the glass quickly. Smell is toffee, raisins, and yeast. The flavor is sweet bread and dark fruits. You also get a bubble gum flavor from the yeast. The feel is medium with good carbonation. This is a great Belgian dubbel. It has an almost perfect combination of flavors.

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Photo of sd123
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a slightly hazy ruby-brown with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,toffee,strawberries,raisins,plums,figs,coriander,perfumy
T:
-nutty,cherries,strawberries,caramel,toffee,raisins,plums,earthy
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Very nice Dubbel,not as Yeast-heavy than other Trappists (Chimay,Rochefort,Westmalle)

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Photo of Zet
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow, very pretty dubbel: mohagony with amber around the edges and an awesome three fingers of frothy beige head that retains very well and leaves lacing on the glass. A full nose of malt, hoppy herbs and chocolate. Taste follows with the same flavours, very rich. Not as sweet as most dubbels; it tends to lean more to the bitter side actually. Taste is not very complex, but the amount of flavour is very satisfying. Mouth feel is how a dubbel should be: soft, smooth and creamy, with little to no carb noted. Very good dubbel.

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Photo of KarlHvK
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DBosco
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Momon
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of safphoto
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Poured into a Chimay chalice. One finger width tan head, and a ruby red body. Slight carbonation was visible.

S: Apple, pear, citrus, caramel, dark fruit, malt.

T: Apple, pear, citrus, malt, dark fruits, slightly tangy.

F: Creamy, foamy, smooth, medium bodied, slight alcohol warmth.

O: A very good Dubbel.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Poured in a 30cl chalice.

A: Cloudy dark-brown with one-finger head. Medium carbonation.

S: Yeasty, dark malts, alcoholic, slight notes of citrus and spices.

T: Bready and malty, dark malts. Sweet in the beginning, transitioning to yeasty and a faint hop taste. Also, some dark fruits in the mix. A complex ensemble of flavors going on. Temperature is a huge factor!

M: Very smooth, medium-body.

O: I really like the complex flavor profile! Definitely one of my favorite dubbels. If I had to critique something, is that it doesn't have that "Je ne sais quoi." that would make it a superb beer!

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Trappist Achel 8° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
4.12 out of 5 based on 850 ratings.
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