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

bottled
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (10781) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
Tap @ Achelse Kluis, Belgium.
Pours ruby red brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has mild maltiness, some caramel, raisins, molasses and a hint of chocolate. Medium carbonation, sadly a bit thin. The flavour is not excactly weak, more subdued. Light sweet, some malts and raisins. Nice aroma, rather weak flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2010
Tap. Average sized dense off white head over a clear dark garnet body. Strong grain-bread aroma with some earthy spiceyness. Very little taste in the body of the beer, with a roasted malt bitterness to the finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Wonderful hop aroma intertwined with roasty-sweet duble. Roasty-earth hop flavor with a hint of sweetness, subtle strong roasty finish that lingers. Nice complexity Lighter mouthfeel with an underlying hop-pine citrus. Deep amber-brown-orane color. Thin white head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
On tap at Achelse Kluis w/ eds4bama. Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4654) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2010
On tap at Achelse Kluis. Deep red copper brown with a small head. Malty, caramel and molasses aroma. Malty flavours, caramel sweetness, offsetting bitterness. A bit light-bodied. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12682) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2010
On tap at the brewery cafe, as 5 Bruin. It poured a hazy, dark amber body under a small, off-white to beige head leaving lacings. The aroma was initially buttery and toffee-ish, but after finishing the blond first, it smoothened and presented roasted malts and dried fruits. Also some hops. The flavor was sweet, slightly buttery, and with caramel, dried fruits and hints of roasted malts. Full-bodied, and with caramel sweetness and some bitterness in the finish. A quite nice beer that is too buttery, even though it smoothens after a while. As I drank the beer though, I sort of grew fond of the level of butteryness, and it drank well with the cake I had to it. Still prefer the blond though. 091008

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poroukas (8) - Larnaca, CYPRUS - OCT 17, 2009 does not count
Hazy dark brown colour. Flavor is sort of leafy with roasted malts and fruits. Ok but not really fantastic

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delnoche (440) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Served in a Trappist glass from the tap at De Achelse Kluis. This beer is actually Achel Bruin 5. Cloudy dark brown with thick off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt and yeast. Flavor is toasted bread, cereal, brown sugar with a subdued hops kick. Medium-bodied. Lightly hoppy finish with sweet overtones. Very interesting flavor. Quite drinkable. Really nice brew.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at De Achelse Kluis as Achel Bruin 5. Hazy dark brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of sulfur, rotten eggs, dung. WTF?! Flavour is light sulfur, some yeast and all bitterness. No malt backbone or any sugar left whatsoever. Dry mouthfeel, light bodied. This must have been in very bad shape, because this was Trappist unworthy. Bummer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (2588) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
on tap @de achelse kluis brown coloured body with a off white head a yeast spicy aroma a yeast spicy fruity caramel sweet taste with a sweet bitter finish


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