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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (153) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a deep murky brown with one finger head and lots of floaties suspended in the beer. The smells are the usual expected of a quad/abt, being toffee, dates, raisins, plums, plus an unexpected light hay smell. Tastes are Burnt caramel, dark fruits and pink grapefruit in the finish. The mouthfeel is not as thick as expected, but I think the sweetness might feel cloying if it was thicker. Overall, this is outstanding. Very complex and nice bitterness in the finish, giving it a slight point of difference from most of the other Trappist offerings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (1344) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
75ml bottle from Bier Tempel, Brugge - Hazy deep rouge body, fluffy white head, carries through to the end. Nose is rich boozy cake fruits, caramel and a sherry-cum-fortified wine alcohol aroma. The taste is a warming soothing sweetness, lots of fruit, and a long boozy finish. Great smooth mouthfeel, with the warmth carried to the end. Superb! Happy it is such a big bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1288) - Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2013
750ml bottle, 24/12/13. Pours a dark brown with a medium-sized, yellowish brown head. Aroma is a dash of vanilla, a lot of marzipan, some apricot and caramel. Taste is a lot of caramel, some marzipan, dried dark fruits are strong. A dash of ethanol. Quite full with medium carbonation, semi-dry. Quite good, but even so a bit of a disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Semihazy dark brown, offwhite head. Aroma has some rust, chocolate, berries, noble hoppiness. Flavour has bready malt, alcohol, yeasty chocolate, some orange. Nice bitterness and smooth palate with noticeable carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (6554) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
750 ml bottle. BB 15/J/15. From saveur-biere.com.
Clear deep reddish brown colour with a small brown head. Rust, mild sourness and sweet malt in the aroma. The flavour is malt, sweetness, sourness, yeast, chocolate, mild vinegar and quite strong hoppiness. Great beer. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rick_Compen (10) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Trappist zoals trappist zijn moet. Persoonlijk vind ik het de lekkerste van Achel. Helaas niet heel erg goed verkrijgbaar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2235) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
750 ml bottle. What a great beer. Fruity, toffee, yeasty, malty, hint of mint. A nice Trappist beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist1 (425) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2013
750ml bottle 2004 - 3 wijzen @ Kulminator. Light brown, brown head. Nose: chocolate, moccha, gentle and teasing. Taste: caramel, chocolate, some hop bitterness but overall very soft, subtile, smooth, balanced. aged VERY well. For a 2004 brew, no old bottle effect, beer kept its character. great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
5lickv1c (108) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 Shared 75cl bottle. Mmm. Really good stuff. Boozy, sweet but yet quite balanced. Dark fruits, maple syrup and other good flavors. Very heavy, perfect for finishing of a good dinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sureshpa (277) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
Aroma: Pilsner hop, caramel, bit of roast Appearance: Brown, amber, disappearing foam, light lace, off white head Taste: Dried dark fruit, dried dark plums, quite sweet, soft carb, very nice

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