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RATINGS: 1426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Brown Orval. The first thing of note is the sour Brett aroma pouring from the ever-expanding head of this beer. This is a very light brown and demonstrates the difference between bruin and brown, nice color, crystal clear. Some very mellow malt flavors, a little more hops here than I would have expected. But there it is, the reason why I love belgians, the bugs -- brett, brett, brett. Truly a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (988) - POLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Piana średnio i grubo pęcherzykowa, nietrwała, mydlana, szybko opada do zera. Barwa miedziana, opalizująca. Aromat to głównie rodzynki, daktyle, głóg, karmel i zioła. W smaku półsłodkie, ze sporą ilością owoców kandyzowanych, rodzynek, karmelu, miodu spadziowego i fenoli... Goryczka niska do średniej, orzechowo przyprawowa. Wysycenie średnie, drobne, dość pełne w odbiorze. Alkohol obecny w postaci lekkiego rozgrzewania na języku.
Piwo bardzo poprawne, zbalansowane, ale w tym przypadku jest to lekki zarzut - ogólnie jest mało intensywne, najmniej wyraziste, najsłabsze z trójki piw marki Achel degustowanych w ostatnich dniach na blogu...
Trunek sprawia wrażenie, jak byśmy Extra Bruin skupażowali z wodą gazowaną...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle. Hazy brown pour with tan head. Aroma has sweet caramel and malty notes. Taste is balanced with only slight warmth from alcohol. Quite high carbonation. Light body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobinRamakers (7) - BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2016 does not count
Lekkere smaak, zachte afdronk. Niet bitter, goede schuimkraag die lang standhoud.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate caramel malt and fresh hay aroma. Cloudy brown with moderate head. Moderately sweet chocolate caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body. Surprisingly light for 8%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
appiantiqua (69) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 23, 2016
Dégustée dans un verre "La Trappe". Très belle robe brun rouge sombre avec une mousse crème fine mais tenace, carbonatation légère. Le nez révèle des arômes de fruits secs, de prune et de pruneau. Le goût ajoute une touche vineuse et de discret caramel dans un exceptionnel équilibre douceur/amertume. La finale est d’une bonne longueur et amène une légère note chocolatée. Une trappiste méconnue mais excellente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kittenbieer (65) - LYON, FRANCE - SEP 23, 2016
Belle robe brune avec reflets rouge carmin et mousse ivoire crémeuse. Arômes très houblonnés avec des notes chocolatées qui arrivent ensuite. Un beau velouté et douce amertume en bouche . Excellente trappist! "A chel douceur"!!!!!!&

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luneylane (41) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - SEP 21, 2016
A bottle at the Cafe Bastille, between Gong Guan and Taipower Building. Aroma: good vegetal freshness. Appearance: turbid, a rich chocolate brown with minimal head. Palate: very little carbonation to speak of, predominantly sweet with a long finish. Taste: sweetly astringent, but a metallic note leaves it the wrong side of bitter for me. A solidly complex Trappist, but not my favourite by any means.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bijl (274) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2016
Donker roodbruin, crèmekleurige schuimkraag die snel inzakt, veel koolzuur zichtbaar. Aroma: Donkere gedroogd fruit, karamel en licht kruidig. Smaak: Karamel, zoethout, donker gedroogd  fruit, rozijnen, een rum of likeur vleugje ..... of het erin zit weet ik niet, maar er is een hint. Licht kruidig, licht Belgische gist esters, iets hout en droog en een lichte hop prikkelige bitter. Een beetje alcohol warmte is merkbaar.....deze  Belgische bruine is om rustig te drinken. Body is licht, koolzuur medium en de afdronk is kruidig, floraal, licht bitter en iets droog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (220) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 9, 2016
Color marrón oscuro con reflejos rojos si le da la luz y capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de un dedo de grosor, sin mucha retención. Carbonatación inexistente. Aroma mínimo pero apetecible, algo frutal y, quizá, levadura. No capto malta y no capto lúpulo. Sabor a malta, quizá algo de azúcar, aunque no considero que sea demasiado dulce, y también levadura. Buena pero sin tirar cohetes. Después de la Achel 8 Blond... esperaba algo más.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksiwzos (125) - GREECE - SEP 3, 2016
Aroma of sweet bread crust, burned caramel, light fruity esters, dried fruit. Beautiful classic Belgian strong aroma. Dark brown, quite clear with low to medium head, light tan head color. Taste is mellow, light tart, light burned caramel notes, light hoppiness, light fruity esters, burned bread crust. Very gentle but complex taste and mainly sweet and tart, bitterness is almost none. Afterstaste is caramel malts mainly. Light body but not watery, medium carbonation. Very nice gentle and complex beer, very drinkable!

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