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Huge, copper-colored, bottle-conditioned ale, still hot off the presses, Achel Trappist Extra is the latest from the tiny brewery at the St. Benedictus Abbey at Achel, in the Northeast of Belgium. At this year's World Beer Championships in Chicago, the Extra was easily the best of the many Trappist beers tasted, scoring 97 points and an "Exceptional" rating. You will find this a very satisfying beer, with just a little malt sweetness, dried fruit flavors, warm sherry notes, and a brisk balancing backdrop of fresh hop bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
floydian1 (1014) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 21, 2014
From a 75cl bottle into Trappist glass. Appears clear chestnut brown with a medium sized yellow-tinged white head that reduces to a stable collar and lace. Complex aroma has notes of caramelised sugar, dark roasted malts, nuts, dark chocolate and spicy Christmas cake. Taste is sweet and malty with a light spicy hop finish that lingers. Rich full mouthfeel with an oily texture and light carbonation. A fine contemplative Winter warmer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (632) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a medium to deep brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is really sweet. There is a little fruit, some light malts, a touch of yeast, and a strong sweetness. The flavor is much of the same. The flavor mimics this. It’s pretty yeasty and sweet, with the fruits and malt kind of falling off. The mouth feel is thin, a little slick, and carrying a decent carbonation. The aftertaste is really sweet, and lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1431) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5608) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big raisins and dark fruit, caramel, toffee, wood, a light spice character, yeast with a slight alcohol bite to the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (386) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours copper with an off white head. A: caramel, plum, dried fruit, honey, alcohol. T: dried plum, citrus, honey, alcohol warmth, medium-light body with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbtallguy (136) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
In fles van 75cl. Donker bruin van kleur met een matige schuimkop. Zoetig/karamel achtige smaak. Duidelijke sparkel aanwezig.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
sbron (228) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
75cl fles. Donkere kleur. Witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : zoetig, koolzuur, caramellig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (332) - FRANCE - JUN 4, 2014
Pours deep brown with medium tan head. Aromas of fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, with a yeasty note. Full body, medium carbonation. Long alcoholic and sweet finish. Rather balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (751) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Hazy brown with small brown head. Aroma of malt sweetness, fruit esters, and honey. Medium/full body with a medium alcohol warms, malt, caramel, and a dry alcohol finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
supermeniscus (58) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2014
I drank this on Christmas Eve the bottle had a BBE of June 2013 so I guess it was 3 1/2 years old. Sweet, rich, malty smell and taste is a bit lighter than I expected, lots of brown sugar, malt, dark fruits and has that lovely Trappist fizz. Nice Ruby red colour but i subtract one point as it was really clear and I like a bit of haze in my beers :) Body was oily and slightly thin for the ABV. A very well made beer and worthy of a try any time.

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