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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierridder_S (720) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2015
30/08/2015 @home 75cl bottle from Achelse Kluis. Brown colour, big white head, nice carbonation. Nose is dark malts, caramel, fruits, Taste is dark malts, fruits, caramel, some chocolate, praline. Reminded me of the Chimay Bleu and I liked it the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ a friend’s cottage. Pours dark brown with a creamy and long lasting beige head, lots of floaties. Aroma is raisins, plums, prunes, figs, yeast and caramel. Flavour is medium sweet. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is dark dried fruits, alcohol and a little sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2015 bottle from plonk. malty estery brown. mildly sweet but medium dry finish. High carbonation and warming alcohol. superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (2056) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2015
BOTTLE 75 CL. Hazy red-brown, small beige head. Spicy aroma - something between clove and lemon zest, with lots of harsh alcohol. Taste harsh, young and alcoholic. Disappointing, just like the regular Bruin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Coppery colored pour. Close to toffee. Big off white head. Lots of lacing. Nose is molasses-y and sugar with some dark fruit. Taste is sweet sugar. Better quads out there for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2783) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 29, 2015
75cl bottle from cerveteca. Color is dark brown red. Thin to medium brown persistent head. Body is medium. Finish is long. Aroma is smokey, chocolate, malt, fruity, roasted, woody, mushrooms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1081) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
Flaska 75cl berggrens källare motala. Grumlig brunkopparfärgad. Söt och jästig doft med knäck och lite bananskum. Söt och lätt klibbig doft med bränt socker, torkad frukt och äpplekart. Fin avrundning i smaken

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IngetSlick (107) - - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bière. Big frothy, beige head. Rusty body. Smells sweet, apple, plums, wheat, yeast, raisins. Tastes fruity, plums, apple, citrus. Sweet and fresh, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wixie (406) - BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2015
Brown liquid with red shining. Large head. Aroma of malt. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2016 For sour one of the best Trappist Beers.Except Westvleteren 12.Dark amber colour medium sized foamy head. Alcohol and plum in aroma with hints of caramel. Caramel, raisins, plum and a bit yeast. The only thing i hate it is the bottle. Does not have a cork.

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