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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. Pours cloudy copper brown. Beige head. Nose of dried apples, raisins, figs, prunes, candied sugar, and delicate yeast. Taste is sweet and malty, but not cloying, and complexified by the great yeast. Dry, soft but full palate. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1940) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 29, 2015
75cl bottle from cerveteca. Color is dark brown red. Thin to medium brown persistent head. Body is medium. Finish is long. Aroma is smokey, chocolate, malt, fruity, roasted, woody, mushrooms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (511) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
Flaska 75cl berggrens källare motala. Grumlig brunkopparfärgad. Söt och jästig doft med knäck och lite bananskum. Söt och lätt klibbig doft med bränt socker, torkad frukt och äpplekart. Fin avrundning i smaken

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IngetSlick (66) - - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bière. Big frothy, beige head. Rusty body. Smells sweet, apple, plums, wheat, yeast, raisins. Tastes fruity, plums, apple, citrus. Sweet and fresh, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wixie (134) - BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2015
Brown liquid with red shining. Large head. Aroma of malt. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Achel (179) - GREECE - JUN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 For sour one of the best Trappist Beers.Dark amber colour mediumsized foamy head. Alcohol and plum in aroma with hints of caramel. Caramel, raisins, plum and a bit yeast. The only thing i hate it is the bottle.Does not have a cork.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1152) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2015
Size big bottle. Dark Brown, hazy With a lightbrown head. Aroma of dark fruits and maltn. Light bittersweet taste With a Nice soft warm dark fruits end. Tasted late night ......one night

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lokitje (103) - - JUN 8, 2015
Smells good lot like other quadrupel look Ruby to dark Brown or black pleasant bitterness yeast flavor Nice mouthfeel a good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2928) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2015
0,75l bottle @ Stadin Panimobaari. Pours hazy brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is brown grainy malts. Flavor is deep grainy malts, alcohol and some hops. Great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
partchapol (68) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Smell with caramel, brown sugar, hop, color in dark red brown, clear with somewhat thick cream crown when pouring, taste of good amount of air, not too carbonated, right bitterness, sweet, malty, little sour, little tannin but long lasting. Right texture. Very good over all

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2483) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Great appearance with a huge foamy, tan, long lasting head, plenty of lace, and a slightly hazy, brown amber color. Aroma is figs, dates, raisins, malt, toffee, caramel. Flavor is sweet up front then the aroma characteristics, then a few odd tastes. Body is good. Finish has those odd tastes along with some residual sweetness giving it a medicinal cast. But overall, very good.

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