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


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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13598) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3586) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (5383) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2008
scura schiuma media buona persistenza leggero fruttato un po di caramello un leggera luppolatura

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2810) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
Clear chestnut body, with a fine off white head; Very little fine aroma; Very ordinary simple but refreshing body with a special fine carbonation; Medium long finish with actually a little hop apparent. The finish is the only interesting part of this beer, the rest is simply to boring. No wonder most people where drinking it with a red syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2008
(Draught at the monastery) Sold as Bruin. On March 22, 2008. Shady reddish to dark brown color, tan head. Fresh hoppy and grainy scent, a bit acidic taste, roasted and bitter aftertaste. A bit spritzy mouthfeel. Rather high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2007
Tap @ Achelse Kluis. Dark orange - brown colour, hazy, small head. Hoppy aroma with some fruits and grass. Flavour is of caramel, malts and fruits. Finishes bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2006
On tap at the monastry. Aroma of uncooked hops and yoghurt. Light brown color, beige head, good lace. Bitter, roasted malts, carboard, nasty bitter finish. Strange brew. What hops did they use? Didn’t like it at all.

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