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


on tap

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2652) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delnoche (504) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (591) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 1, 2015
Dark ruby. Rapidly vanishing bone-color head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, cake, cola nut, fine butter, coffee. Mild, lightly bitter, short-lasting. Correct.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6645) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9475) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1439) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
Glass at the brewery, brown, small head. Aroma is roasted coffee, malts. Taste is the same, long aftertaste. nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2813) - 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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