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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scanovajr (674) - Rio de Janeiro, - JAN 6, 2012
Bottled. A hazy brown beer with a tan head. Aroma is malty, sweet, yeasty notes, caramel. Taste is also malty and sweet, spicy, caramel, burnt sugar, dark fruits and alcohol. Full body and high carbonation. Nice texture. Great beer


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Night_Cap (84) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 Bottle 750ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy burnt copper with a ruby tint. Head is beige, large, foamy and mostly lasting. Aroma has notes of red wine and woody/leafy hops; dark cherries,caramelized prunes, lightly toasted wholemeal bread, Belgian candy sugar, caramel, allspice and hints of aniseed balls (red). Flavour is extremely complex and slightly vinous; light herb-like bitterness, lightly toasted brown bread, dark plums (strong), blackcurrants, raspberry licorice, cooked brown sugar, allspice, a dash of ruby port and dried-leaf/wood notes in the finish. Full bodied with a slightly oily texture, medium carbonation and an incredibly long, complex finish. ABV is very well hidden. A truly SUPERB Belgian Quadruple!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2380) - CROATIA - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle, 750 ml from Svijet Piva. Shared with JFK10000 and Miro. Pours brown with an off-white head. Sweet, malty, dried fruit, caramel, yeast, candy sugar. Medium+ bodied. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle 0,75ltr: Dark brown colored brew with an fine sweet bitter taste with some warming up abbilities. Hints of caramel, dried fruit and spices. Bought it at the source.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Ulkonäöltään pitkälle Achel Bruinin oloinen. Onhan tämä vaan kaunis olut. Kaatuu omaan nimikkolasiinsa vaahdoten runsaasti alusta alkaen. Kun olut on kokonaan lasissa, on näkymä silmiä hivelevä. Syvän tummanruskeaa, sopivassa valossa rubiininpunaista kirkasta olutta paksulla kermaisen kuohkealla ja kumpuilevalla kahden sentin vaaleanbeigellä vaahtokerroksella, joka ylettyy juuri lasin yläreunan tasolle. Vaahto on vieläpä todella pitkäkestoista ja runsaasti pitsiä jättävää. Tuoksussa kypsää hedelmäisyyttä, luumua ja rusinaa, hiivaa sekä vahvasti yrttistä mausteisuutta ja tummaa marjaisuutta. Olutta suuhun kaataessa ensimmäisenä hiipii mieleen samettinen koko suun täyttävä pehmeys. Muutoin maku on tumman hedelmäinen, luumuinen, makean maltainen ja yrttisen mausteinen sekä tumman marjainen. Jälkimaultaan pehmeän mausteinen olut; mausteisuus tuntuu suussa pitkään. Suutuntuma melko täyteläinen ja pehmeä. Satumaisen kaunis ja samettisen pehmeä laatutuote Belgiasta.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (1183) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle, 75cL. @Naintré with my dad. A very dark brown, nearly black beer, with a big beige foamy head ; good retention. Roast, light caramel, light red berries, light biscuit. Medium sweet, round and warming, light dry bitter, light fresh wind ; good balance. Full body, light silky texture, average good carbonation, sweet biscuit medium lasting finish. Overall, a great strong brown belgian ale ; gourmet !

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (1761) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 12, 2016
butelka 0.75 do 8 lipca 2017. dosc duza, szybko opadajaca, kromowa piana, zostaje cienkim korzyszkiem, brudzi szklo. samo piwo dosc jasne, taka sredni ozaparzona herbata zrubinowymi refleksami. Aromaty dosc intensywne, rodzynki, ciemne, suszone owoce, karmel (cukier trzcinowy podpalany jak na niektorych ciastach?), migdaly... w tle jeszcz ejakie snutki, ktore nie sa juz tak jednoznaczne, i zaledwie gdzies tam przewijaja sie bardzo delikatnie, ale np czasem mam wrazenie orzechow, czasem jakiejs kawy nawet,,. niekiedy swieze jasne owoce a la banan, brzoskwinia. W ustach pierwsze zaskoczenie: to piwo jest lekkie. Ciala nie ma wiele (choc ani troche nie jest wodniste), nie jest ulepkowate, nie ma syropowych konotacji w konsystencji. Po prostu jest lekkie. Jeszcze raz: nie mylic z wodniste (chocby dlatego, ze jest intesywne). Stanowczo w slodka strone, ale nie jakos bardzo mocno. generalnie w ustach raczej adekwatnie, do tego co nos wyczul. goryczki bardzo malo, alko bardzo ladnie ukryte, wysycenie srednie. calosc raczej z jednej strony nie daje wrazenia, ktore sklanialoby do glosnych okrzykow, ale w caloksztalcie jest bardzo pijalne, bardzo mile w odbiorze, bardzo ladnie wywazone... kurcze, nie wiem, co z czym jest wywazone, bo de facto niemal tu nie ma chmieli na ten przyklad ;) ale z wlasnymi wrazeniami czy odczuciami ciezko sie polemizuje. Jest to tez najlatwiej przyswajalny i najszybciej z pokala znikajacy quad jaki mi wpada teraz do glowy. Tego sie nie kosztuje, to sie pije :)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (1041) - SPAIN - JUN 8, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 Trade with BenBreeg. In Teku glass. At dinner, with noodles soup + brastwurst, and watching Adele?s Life. Very tasty dark fruits brew. Alcohol well hidden and very pleasant feeling. Just a bit less amazing than a Westy 12

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (627) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 29, 2016
Aroma: sour fruits, similar to regular Achel Bruin. Taste: sweet and less sour then regular Bruin. Flavour: dried cherries, cherry liqueur, spiced wine. More dry and alcoholic then Achel Bruin. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JefVerstraete (2829) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle @ home. Gushing all around. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Sour and infected beer. Very disappointed, maybe a bad bottle? Will rerate on a next occasion.


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