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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
Dark brown, reddish hints. Good-sized sticky off-white head. Very malty aroma, good yeast dose. Very fruity (dates, grapes), but also has various other malty tones (chocolate, caramel). Gentle alcohol vapors. Rather acidic taste in a yeasty-fruity kind of way. More dates and green grapes. Achel yeast doesn’t provide any dryness. Sweet and closing to licorice at times. Honeyish, herbal. Mostly malty from the beginning until the end. Finish could use some punch. Highly carbonated, medium bodied. It’s just not very exciting and feels like it has been done already.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Lite brown with a great creamy head. Somewhat sour nose with some Gran Cru like spiciness. Slightly watery and oxidized. Some metallic flavors too. Maybe a bad bottle?

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
Labelled Achel Extra. Rather low carbonation, dark brown, with a frothy head. Complex maltrich taste, with a hint of cherries, and a long lasting aftertaste

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
After reading a few reviews, I see this beer is in fact Achelse Kluis Extra. Beer pours from 75 cl bottle into generic chalice glass a cloudy dark brown-red liquid with a small amount of off-white head that dissipates, but leaves a thin film. Plenty of stagnant floaties. Aroma is a faint molasses and licorice. Flavor is the same - alcohol is very well hidden. Not hoppy at all (which I like). I’m just not a fan of molasses or licorice, although the aroma and taste is faint and not significantly annoying. A great quad overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2004
(750ml Bottle) Pours a cloudy orangish brown with a small flaoting particles and a large, long-lasting beige head. Beuatiful aroma of molasses, bread, heavy alcohol, raisins, pepper, and cinnamon. Flavor of mostly molasses and alcohol with some dried fruits and spices. Enjoyable Trappist!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Like a green apple dipped in some caramel and then let to soak in some booze. Cloudy look. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Newly packaged as Achelse Kluis Extra. Caramel brown with amazingly frothy and sticky head. Nose had a peppery hint that never came through in the taste. Strong and sweet malt flavors with hints of plum and raisin, some of the 9.5%abv shows through in the finish which is dry and somewhat caramelly. A solid beer with some complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 Aroma of moderate caramel and brown sugar sweetness.Huge long lasting roacky off-white head with excellent lacing. Even the bottle wouldn’t stop foaming over. Color was dark amber murky with small floaters in the glass. Sweet flavors of caramel and dark fruits with a light spiciness in the background. Dry medium body. RERATE: Poured a copper color with a light red tinit and thin off white head. Hazy and fizzy. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor is sweet and "wet" and slightly acidic. Warming but alcohol is covered up. Light spice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skaughty (647) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2005 <Re-rate
Stil a large head on this monster. Lacing is phenomenal. There is a little of hay and bread in the nose and caramel and corn (in a good way) dominate the body. <P> Poured a massive rocky-headed copper/bronze color. The massive cobwebs that made up the head never seemed to dissipate. Nuts, Caramel and raisins in the aroma, and only moderately yeasty. This Quad has a lightly sweet flavor with an average length finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2004
bottled brugs, belgium: shared this bottle with a guy we had met at the cafe, insisted this was the best. well, im not sure about that. pours dark brown with a pillow head. malt tan characters of sweet raisins and brown sugar. starting to get f’d up by now. what is going on.?whos hand is that? somwhat of an average trappist.


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