Trappist Achel 5° 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: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
46
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 46
Reviews by KrautAficionado:
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3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear dark red brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, brown sugar, roasted notes, black berry, light to moderate yeasty, spicy, light notes of coriander and pepper. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft

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Photo of henryclay_
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Seaba
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of richj1970
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 330 ml into snifter.

A: Pours a medium brown with 3-4 finger fluffy off white head. Long lasting retention and plenty of lacing. Gushed all of the counter when I opened it, but smells and tastes OK.

S: Raisin, dates, dark fruits, and sweet caramel. Some Belgian yeast esters.

T: Dark fruits and cherries, candy sugar.

M: Suprisingly light body. Tons of carbonation. Subtle sweet finish.

O: Tasty brew and very easy drinking. Fairly expensive for the ABV. Think I will stick to more Belgian Strong Dark Ales.

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Photo of corneliusfontaine
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of frontalot
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of stokebob
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Kikat2680
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thorpe429
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Achel cafe during last week's trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.

Surprisingly, this one was not served in an Achel chalice, but rather just a plain chalice. A bit disappointing.

Pours a medium brown color with a bit off-white head and loads of lacing on the way down. The nose brings some faint notes of dark fruit plus a bit of brown sugar. The flavor is somewhat bitter and a bit too dry in the finish. Mild sweetness and faint dark fruit. Nothing complex or too compelling; probably worth a try though.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jdavolos88
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dirty brown color and a thick, muddy consistency. There was a decent amount of foamy head and some good lacing.

S: Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast and some fruits.

T: Flavored mainly with malts, dark fruit, yeast and spices. Not the most complex of tastes, but alright.

M: A good amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Full-bodied.

D: On the whole, this was a drinkable beer. I'd hardly put it up with other Belgians, but it's an OK beer.

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Photo of OriolesFan1008
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of frlrv1020
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of okono
4.56/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of delta490
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky brown with a ruby tint. It has a big lightly foamy white head that leaves behind a sheet of small sticky lacing. The aroma is lightly sweet and a little yeasty. The taste is much the same. It has a lighter body and is lightly carbonated.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Benesi88
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of rvdoorn
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is the table beer of the Achel monks and is only available on draft in the abbey pub.
Look: pours dark-red-brown color with a small head.
Smell: Malts, yeast, caramel, dark fruits, and some spicy hops
Taste: bitter sweet roasted malts, caramel, hints of dark fruits, some light spices, and a medium bitter hoppy finish. Sounds more complex than it is.
Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation with a watery body
Overall: Nice session beer but a bit too flat in taste

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Trappist Achel 5° Bruin from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
3.82 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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