Brewed by Brouwerij der Trappistenabdij De Achelse Kluis
Style: Belgian Ale
Hamont-Achel, Belgium


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2009
Draught @ the monastary
Light light unclear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, sweet citrus, sweet grapefruit, spic, light notes of coriander - pepper. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, very refreshing and fruity, with dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081026]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31927) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
From tap at the monastery. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and yeasty. Light crnish initial acidity and biternes yet also with a mild yeasty note. Ends bitter and mild spiced. Rather dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 (On tap 33 cl) Dark golden with a slight haze. Lovely, creamy head leaving a beautiful lacing. Ligh malty notes and a rather dry hoppiness - without being very bitter. Light in body. Very refreshing and easy-to-drink trappist. 110505

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
Tap @ Achelse Kluis. Pours cloudy golden with a creamy head and lacings. Grain, yeast and and grassy hops. Pleasant bitter finish. Really fresh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14097) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2009
On tap at the brewery cafe, sun splitting the clouds as I entered the courtyard. Had this with a bowl of soup. It serves a hazy, straw or yellow-golden body under a small, white head leaving cute lacings. Citrusy, fruity nose with a wheaty touch. Flowery hops with some pepper and pinecones. The flavor has citrus and pale malts with a fine piney hop touch. Pleasant bitter finish with some citrus. Full-bodied, dry and nicely carbonated. A beer that might be simple in many ways, but it’s quite complex, tasteful and moreish. Wouldn’t mind returning to the cafe to have this one again. 091008

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13788) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
Draught at the monastery’s cafeteria. Weak vinous aroma. Hazy yellow colour. Very small creamy white head. The flavour is citric, refreshing and slightly bready. OK hopped, citric getting slightly sour in the finish. Good bready aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11237) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
Tap @ Achelse Kluis, Belgium.
Pours hazy blonde with a lovely, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma is sweet, light spicy, malty and with a bit of apple. Medium carbonation, pleasant fat mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, fresh malts, apple, light banana. Some Belgien sugar. Kinda chewy and light grainy in the mild bitter finish. Really nice and fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11045) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
Erfrischend hefig-herber Antrunk, nicht ganz vollmundig. Wenig hopfig, herber werdend, dabei sind die belgischen Kräuternoten eher gering. Herb-bitterer, leicht zitrusartiger Abgang. 10/9/10/8//9

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Blonde, hazy. Citrus and rancid butter in the aroma. Watery mouthfeel. Firm hop character with cellar notes. Grassy. Hints of rancid butter in the flavor. Something must have gone wrong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9005) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2009
On tap (@De Kluis):Hazy, pale golden, smaller lacy white head; mineralic nose with a zesty and hoppy background; moderate, quite dry bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; lingering tart and zesty aromas in the hoppy bitter-sweet finish. Good session beer, unfortunately served tooooo cold.........

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