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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
In bottle .. great option .. quite sweet. The 9.5% ALC is well hidden. As good a beer this is, not in the small league of some of the other Belgium quads though I would absolutely buy this again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (804) - - JAN 3, 2015
75cl fles bij Cambrinus, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 9,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Trappist Achel glas Uiterlijk: koperbruin met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: rozijnen, caramel, donker fruit, kandijsuiker Conclusie: lekkerste variant van Achel in mijn ogen ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markschiedon (320) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Drinking blond from a 75cl bottle. In the aroma alcohol, chocolate and spirit. Vinous. The clear ruby red beer has a medium brown head. Caramel in the taste. Mainly sweet. High carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2378) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
Flaska från Etre Gourmet, drucken med ölföreningen. En flaska med två år på nacken, stora söta maltsmaker med torkad frukt, fikon, dadlar, päron, sherry, molass, hallongodis, tydlig jästkaraktär, silkeslen, stor kropp men inte för söt, lite humlebeska och en uns mynta. bryggeriets största och bästa jämförbar med WV12 och R8. Riktigt riktigt gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3874) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Deep malty smell with some fruits. Similar taste. A bit boozy but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (736) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Best before 08/2014 bottle at home, dark brown beer with no head, aroma is sugar, malts. Taste is malts, alcohol, heavy on the candy sugar, wine like taste, Nice best one to age i guess...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintjulien (179) - - NOV 15, 2014
toast, roasty, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, heavy sweetness,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1400) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
75cl bottle shared with a friend. Dark brown with a medium off-white head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness with some bitter tones. Brown sugar, caramel, malts, hay, dried fruits and raisins. Another nice trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1097) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Belle bière bien charpenté, bel équilibre malt/houblon. Alcool bien présent. De quoi se réconcilier avec les bières belges ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1021) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a chestnut color. Cloudy with some yeasts floating around (It’s non filtered beer). The head is big, beige and bubbled but the retention is low and not many lacings are left S: Smell is sweet and liquorous. Dark fruits (raisins, plums and figs mainly) are evident. Belgian yeasts and brown bread. Very Belgian ans quite good T: Very bready. Sweet and fruity upfront. Nice mild hoppy bitter end. Belgian yeasts are also 100% here. Delicious M: Creamy and heavy body. Medium to low carbonation. Very molasses. Sweet upfront followed by a nice mild bitter end O: Excellent beer. Even better than the traditional blond and brune Achels [ BA Review @ 7/8/2011 ]

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