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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
On draught at the Achel Cafe on a Podge Beer Tour. Red-brown with a fair head. Smooth and lightly malty, a bit of a mild, English-style. Pales in comparison to the Achel 8 Bruin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2012
Light hazy brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, sweet malts with some toasted tones. Light spicy. Sweet malty flavour, light hops, light fruitiness. Caramel. Finish caramel, candy sugar, toast and dark fruits.
(Draught @ Achelse Kluis)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Draught @ Achel. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy head. Nuts, caramel and grain. A bit of fruit. Smooth and dry. Fine.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Hint of raisin in the nose. Nice reddish brown color. Trappist yeast dominates the flavor. Slightly bitter finish. A refreshing beer on a warm day at the abbey.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (4042) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2012
Draught: Medium creamy to light tan head, disappears slowly, on top of a cloudy to hazy brown colored beer. Smell sweets, darker druits, caramel, toasted barley malts, some spices and herby malts. Taste is a mix of hop bitter with some sweets from sugars and darker fruits, there are some spices, caramel, herbs, grains, yeast, some malts, barley malts and there is a hint of something light liquorice in the far distance. Aftertaste is sweet bitter with a touch of grainy malts and darker fruits. Low to medium carbo, soft yet light spicy mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9996) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
Dunkler, herb-bitterer Antrunk, eher wenig aromatisch. Das Malz ist geringfügig röstig, ebenso die Hefigkeit. Wässrig-bitterer Abgang mit wenig Malzeinfluss. 10/7/9/7//7

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - OCT 11, 2011
In abbazia. Belgian ale ambrata, dava un po’ la sensazione di "annacquato", leggermente watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Dark brown color, cloudy. Only hints of bread and milk chocolate in the aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Watery mouthfeel. Soft roast flavor with raisinny notes. Slightly bready. Soft raisin and malt finish. Distant cellar flavor. Take your time drinking this beer, it is served way too cold.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2011
9/07/2011 33cl from tap @ abbey De Kluis (2011-317)

Served way too cold. A bit cloudy purple brown beer, creamy light beige head, adhesive, fairly stable. Aroma: very fruity, caramel, malts. MF: light carbon, light to medium body. TAste: bitter start, some malts, citrus, bit grassy even. Aftertaste: citrus, little bitter, some milk chocolate and red berries on warming up.


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