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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (807) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Donkerbruin tot zwart bier met schuim. Smaak is hoppig bitter, caramel, chokolade. Smaak blijft lang hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PauloAG (243) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2015 750cc bottle. Dark brown with creamy persistent head. Outstanding beer. It tastes "trappist" but very balanced. Everything just feels in it’s place. Raisin, figs, caramel, dark fruits, lots of candi and some spice and floral notes from the hops in the back. Nice alcohol warmth but highly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (431) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
2015/01/27 - Pours a dark amber colour with a thick, foamy, khaki head that lingers and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is dates, figs, mildly sour cherries, candied sugar, yeast and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet dates and figs, followed by slightly sour cherries and a mildly drying, warming finish. Have wanted to try this for a while now. Not the best quad I have ever had, but it's right up there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - FEB 1, 2015
Top di gamma di Achel!! Una meraviglia di quadrupel. Bel colore con riflessi ramati, bella schiuma beige di lunga persistenza. Al naso salgono sentori di caramello con note di liquirizia e frutti rossi. Il gusto è zuccheroso, giusto equilibrio con l’alcol!! Veramente una gran bella bevuta!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cluniac (71) - - JAN 28, 2015
Appearance an excellent deep brown with nice lacing and frothy 1 finger head. Aroma is pleasant- mix of malts, sweet caramel and perhaps chocolate. Taste is equally excellent- malty with a bit of dry aftertaste. Palate is creamy and very smooth- warming with no spicy burn or bitterness. This reminds me of chimay blue. Overall excellent. Note that this was a 75cl bottle. First 33 was great, middle was less flavor and more boozy. Last 10cl though was exceptional, with the sediment on the bottom. I recommend shaking this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1343) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015
750ml bottle shared with rob. Pours a hazy dark opaque brown with thin cream coloured head. Aroma is figs, prunes, dates, a little yeast and hops. Very complex taste too. Velvety smooth with well masked alcohol. Dark fruit in the taste at first such as plums and dates. Finishes quite sweet with caramel and toffee. Yum.

   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 (1001) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - 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 (369) - 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 (2577) - 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.

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