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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2350) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3294) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
Tap at Achelse Kluis, Belgium: Dark brown colored brew with an slightly dry bitter taste, some hints of chocolate and roasted malts,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (318) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (696) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
0.33 bottle. Brown color with a reddish tinge and a large, white head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of dark malts, dark fruits, metal, and perhaps some vanilla. Taste is also malty, somewhat dry, sweet, and spicy. Light to medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is medium long at most, a little sourer, but also more balanced. Overall not a bad beer but also nothing especially good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Icedwarf (612) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
Zwart bier met wenig schuim. Gedronken op het klooster want alleen daar verkrijgbaar. Smaak valt tegen, heel licht zoet, iets van caramel en bessen, zacht van smaak. Niet erg sterke smaak die snel wegvalt. Helaas niet al te best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PauloAG (160) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
330 cc tap. One of the two sold on tap localy. Bruin and beige creamy head. Mostly sweet with caramel evident. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2490) - 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 12/20
Alengrin (3019) - BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2015
The other ’refter beer’ from tap at the monastery, the follow-up to the original Achel 5. Burgundy-coloured beer with thinnish off-white head; creamy, malty and caramelly with dried fruit notes, gentle herbal hop tone in the finish and somewhat thin body. Genuine and interesting for the simple fact that it is a trappist ale, but not worth driving to the monastery for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (838) - LATVIA - NOV 10, 2014
Brown with medium creamy yellow head. Sour-bitter- bit sweet taste. Semi dry. Remaining bitter and sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wixie (113) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
Hazy, brown. Average head. Very light aroma. Light body, no carbonisation. Light, bitter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9783) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Draught @ Achelse Kluis. Clear autumnal red-brown color, medium sized off-white to beige head that leaves fair lacing. Smell and taste malts, slightly metallic, nuts, a hint of caramel, a hint of dark fruits and it also reminds me of some sort of candy I used to get as a kid, but I have no idea what it was called. Average body, average to medium carbonation.

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