Trappist Achel 5° Bruin | Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Voss:
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3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tried this dark Trappist at the Achel Abbey, along with a toast made with ham and their "kaas" (cheese) and the blond 5° too (how could I've been missing it ?!).
Appearance is as good as the 8°, except for the thin head: deep brown, so beautiful in its goblet with no brand on it: monks, they know what they make and what they drink, no need for merchandising!
Unfortunatly that goblet came from a flooded sink, and the aroma suffered of a water and soap "flavour".
Taste was not exciting as I was expecting. Indeed I was expecting much from this trappist, I am nothing that in love with the Achel Brune 8°. But as for the Petit Orval, this seemed to me as a little sister, with less flavor, less taste and less mouthfeel. Obviously the drinkability is at higher levels, that's why they made it like this.

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More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Seaba
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of richj1970
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
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 +9.8%

Photo of frontalot
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of stokebob
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Kikat2680
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thorpe429
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
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 +3.7%

Photo of jdavolos88
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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 +9.8%

Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of frlrv1020
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of okono
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of delta490
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +3.7%

Photo of Benesi88
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rvdoorn
3.73/5  rDev -9%
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 -6.1%
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
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 46 ratings