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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4347) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2009
On tap @ De Achelse Kluis. Aroma has caramel malts, sugar, yeast, dark fruits, some roast and is a bit soapy. Hazy, brown coloured beer with a creamy, off-white head. The taste is sweet, bit yeasty/bit earthy. It has caramel and dark fruits. Okay, but not really fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
(Draught@Achel) Opaque dark brown with a smallish, lasting and lacy head. Mild, caramely-malty aroma. Flavor of caramely malt, some dried fruit, hint of licorice and coriander spiciness. Almost medium body, soft carbonation. Very clean and quite good for the ABV, but maybe it wouldn’t be a huge commercial success.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (2365) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2009
31.07.2009. With William on tap @ brewpub. A little hazy amberbrown color, with a beige head. Aroma (caramel) malts, fruits, some hops. Medium body. Taste malts, caramel, some hops, fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2009
on tap at the monastary, pours lighter shade of brown with a medium light tan head. Sweet sugary aroma with a light spice. Roasted malt and brown sugar with a black pepper finish. Very spicy brew, but sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2009
Draught @ the monastary
Clear dark red brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, brown sugar, roasted notes, black berry, light to moderate yeasty, spicy, light notes of coriander and pepper. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20081026]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
Draught at the monastery’s cafeteria. Hazy dark brown colour. Very small light brown head. OK roasted flavour, quite mild. Slightly citric finish, probably from the grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3453) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Draught @ the monastary: Poured a reddish brown with a off white head. Aroma is dark fruits. Flavor is sort of leafy with roasted malts and fruits. Finish is dry with a bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
From tap at the monastery. Pours almost clear and golden deep amber with a diminished off-white head. Roasted malty aroma. Light spiced. Flavour is mild fruity and with a light roasted caramel malt base. Light bitternes and spiced into the finish. Smooth and medium dry with a light bitternes. Light yeasty fruity in the far finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (4892) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2008
scura schiuma media buona persistenza leggero fruttato un po di caramello un leggera luppolatura

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2008
Draft at brewery. A little hazy light brown colored beer, with a nice foamy head. The aroma of caramel malts, some hops and fruity. The taste of caramel, some hop, fruitd like raisin and some hay. A thin beer, in comparising, to the bottle, but a nice beer.


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