dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
delnoche (465) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - OCT 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
huineman (63) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby. Rapidly vanishing bone-color head.
Aromas of caramel, chocolate, cake, cola nut, fine butter, coffee.
Mild, lightly bitter, short-lasting. Correct.
caesar (5586) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy brown color, short but lasting head. Bit malty aroma, but also fruity. Sweet malty taste, fruity, quite complex. Lasting palate. Very good achel brew.
JorisPPattyn (8232) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Small, but stable beige head, leaving some lace. Darker amber than this is usually known as black. Fresh, light hops nose. Once again, a vegetable bit - like the Buxus in the blonde, but less obvious than in that one. Some dry malt and hopstaste as the blonde, but the real dark malts enhance the bitterness just that little bit to give it a real malt character without excess sweet. Dry, even dry-out effect. Another very well-balanced beer, good and reviving.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the monastery. Pours nice and brown (well, duh) with a decent head. Surprising sour flavour - it reminds me a bit of an Oud Bruin. Would be an excellent session beer; a shame it can’t be had on bottles.
poroukas (8) - Larnaca, CYPRUS - OCT 17, 2009 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark brown colour. Flavor is sort of leafy with roasted malts and fruits. Ok but not really fantastic
PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SHIG (3840) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.