fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light brown color with a average fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, yeasty, caramel, brown sugar, fruit, moderate hoppy, orange. Flavor is heavy seewt and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Very nice :o))
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cL bottle. Pours deep brown with huge brown head. Aroma is malty, yeasty and some hops. Complex malty taste with fruity tones, creamy texture. Surprisingly easy to drink despite how it looks and the ABV. Finish is rather sweet malty than bitter.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottled, labelled Achel Extra] The aroma is very sweet with notes of dried berries and yeast. The color is brown an it has an off white head. The flavor is very sweet (no wonder considering the 9.5% ABV) and complex with notes of black currants, yeast, plums, and raisins. A really good flavor. The best Achel I've had - too bad it is so hard to come by.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) It’s years between new Trappist beers. I believe the last one before this was the green one from Westvleteren 4-5 years back. But Achel launched this top product and it’s a dark, heavy ale - very typical trappist. Really dark, roasted malt sweetness. Bitterness and sweetness struggling with and against eachother. Nice news but not really outstanding. 140604
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark amber colour mediumsized foamy head. Alcohol and plum in aroma with hints of caramel. Caramel, raisins, plum and a bit yeast. A bit sticky palate afterwards.
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown coloured with a lasting off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, spices and alcohol.
Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, and spices with notes of alcohol and marzipan.
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, labelled Achel Extra. Orange brown with coarse, livley head. Sweet sugary aroma. Medium bodied with notes of chocolate, toffee, roasty licorice and vodka. Very powerful, but still a bit raw, and some time to mature will make it better.
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty spicy aroma. Sweet malty yeasty spicy flavor with some hints of dark fruits. Sweet malty finish with a spicy aftertaste.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color, poor head. Aroma of malt, caramel, candi sugar, a light fruitness. Malty and sweet; caramel. Easy to drink, but not outstanding.
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Yespr. 75 cl bottle. (remember these large bottles are different from the regular Achel bruin, I had my problems figuring that out:-) Pours dark brown with a red hew & creamy lasting white head that creates some magnificent curtains. Aroma & taste is of Port/vinous, dried dark fruits, roasted malts, caramel & brown sugar. Filling, smooth & warm. Creamy phat lacings. Long end. A fabolous trappist beer. Way better than Achel bruin!