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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbtallguy (145) - 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 (241) - 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 (359) - 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 (824) - 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 (68) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thompson (398) - - APR 15, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Dark brown colour...nice red glare coming through...small and taste sweetness, malts, little fruitiness, alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EddyBeer1 (994) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2014
Bouteille de 2011. Brune foncée, effervescence moyenne, col beige foncé moyen. Malts caramel un rien rôtis, sucre candi bien présent mais pas dérangeant, légèrement madérisée, toute petite amertume sur la fin, alcool assez bien présent. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2905) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at home, poured into a trappist glass. ABV 9.5% Dark brown colour on the body, with beautiful red ruby shades when hold against the light. One finger of beige head, with good retention, regaining its size after a light swirl of the glass. Light lacing left around the glass’ walls. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, figs, plums, some vanilla, light alcohol. Taste is sweet with the aforementioned dark fruits and lots of them. Again caramel, vanilla notes, the alcohol notable but not annoying at all, red grapes and wine notes. Aftertaste remains sweet but not cloying at all. Great! Medium to full body, good carbonation with a bite on the finish. Great beer and in spite of its high alcohol goes down smoothly. Really liked this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3488) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
On 75 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner ( on order). Brown color, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits; good intensity- also nice yeast influence. Full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, very well balanced. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (3236) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
75cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours slightly hazy dark copper with a tan head. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of Belgian yeast, caramel and hints of spices. Medium sweet, complex, well balanced and elegant. Hint of alcohol is noticable, but well integrated.

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