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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Editor’s note: It’s uncertain if they changed the beer, but it’s presented as Bruin at the brewery’s cafe. Formerly known as Achel 5 Amber

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjakopa (256) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - SEP 5, 2015
Pours a dark brown amber with medium to low head, but quite persistend. Aroma is caramel, sweet, and slightly fruity. Taste is sweet with more caramel, hints of darker fruit and some maltyness. A very balanced and enjoyable brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2330) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Mooie caramelkkeur met een volle crémekleur kraag. Ruikt fruitig, Zoetig, honing, caramel. Smaakt zoetig, stroop, kruiden. Tikkeltje overrijp fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lokitje (163) - - JUN 6, 2015
Hints of caramel in the aroma looks Ruby tot Brown clouded taste little body not a lot of bitterness some caramel but faint not as good as its blond sister

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
Tap at Achelse Kluis, Belgium: Dark brown colored brew with an slightly dry bitter taste, some hints of chocolate and roasted malts,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (471) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 1, 2015
Dark ruby. Rapidly vanishing bone-color head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, cake, cola nut, fine butter, coffee. Mild, lightly bitter, short-lasting. Correct.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (961) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
0.33 bottle. Brown color with a reddish tinge and a large, white head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of dark malts, dark fruits, metal, and perhaps some vanilla. Taste is also malty, somewhat dry, sweet, and spicy. Light to medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is medium long at most, a little sourer, but also more balanced. Overall not a bad beer but also nothing especially good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Icedwarf (1006) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
Zwart bier met wenig schuim. Gedronken op het klooster want alleen daar verkrijgbaar. Smaak valt tegen, heel licht zoet, iets van caramel en bessen, zacht van smaak. Niet erg sterke smaak die snel wegvalt. Helaas niet al te best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
330 cc tap. One of the two sold on tap localy. Bruin and beige creamy head. Mostly sweet with caramel evident. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
Sample at Achelse Kluis, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: caramel, fruity, dried fruits, sweet, some coffee. TASTE: caramel, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, nothing wrong with this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2015
The other ’refter beer’ from tap at the monastery, the follow-up to the original Achel 5. Burgundy-coloured beer with thinnish off-white head; creamy, malty and caramelly with dried fruit notes, gentle herbal hop tone in the finish and somewhat thin body. Genuine and interesting for the simple fact that it is a trappist ale, but not worth driving to the monastery for.

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