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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (2989) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (725) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 24, 2014
Clear brown red, cream cappuccino head Chocolate, malts, winey, raisins, pleasantly equilibrated aroma Sweet followed by an explosion of taste that fades into some sweetness and a light bitter ending Reveals itself with a second sip with more bitterness Some carob, raisins,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Purchased at a bar in Toronto in a 750ml bottle. It was very expensive beer at a rather expensive bar. But anyways it was good with malty, dark red fruits, caramel, some figs aswell, I didn’t really get to see much head, Im not sure of the waitress poured it properly. Anyways good beer, but not the best trappist beer for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1324) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
bottle bought at a belgian beerstore. poured a dark brown colour with a off white head. malty, dark red fruits, caramel, some figs aswell. need to say this will never be the top trappist

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAWANO (28) - JAPAN - MAR 4, 2014
Because it is a large bottle, quite different taste in the top and bottom of the bottle. Around the top’s refreshing taste that was refreshing. Too rather refreshing. In the depth of feeling good, it’s good to be appropriate drink slowly around the bottom.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - FEB 21, 2014
February 20, 2014. 75cl bottle at beerbistro. Chocolate, toffee, plums, raisins in aroma. White head dissipated leaving a thin white film of bubbles. Lovely warm dark brown colour. Lots of depth to this beer. Goes exceptionally well with steak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BastAnc (10) - BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
Bière qui ne parvient pas à me convaincre. Même après dégustation sur place et au soleil elle n’a pas réussi à enjoliver ma journée!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tobiasoe (64) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2014
Handsome dense, tan head slowly dissapating over dark brown copper beer. Nice medium plus aroma intensity offering warm roasted aromas including caramel, fruity coffee, nuts. Smooth on the palate, suitably carbonated for my taste to moderate freshness, with a dry yet faint sweet malty presence and faint bitterness, giving dried fruit, oloroso and other aroma promises. The midpalate is wholesome and the finish is longish. I was reminded of the Westvleteren 8 palate, but this was pleasing on its own and left me very satisfied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle shared at the Quadfest. Aroma is orange peel, slight clove, and dates. Pours deep hazy orange brown with a nice thick head. Taste follows suit with a little brown sugar, orange rind, and a mellow malt finish. Solid Quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Etruscan (544) - Tuscany, ITALY - JAN 25, 2014
Beige creamy full lasting head. Dark brown colour Aroma is malty with fruity (strawberry), alcohol and spicy (coriander) notes. Flavor is malty too, fruity (strawberry and raspberry) with warm alcohol tones, ending in a a fruity, slightly spicy finish. Medium to full bodied.

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