RATINGS: 1454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4602) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Wow, hadnt rated this. Been awhile. Will it be good or will it be "achel" of its former self? Zing. Ill be here all night. Spoiler alert: Its good. Deep clear reddish amber with a lasting one-finger beige head. Really a beaut. The aroma is trappist yeast, nuts, red currant, prune. The flavor is nice, dry with a touch of candi sugar sweetness, crisp, light bitter finish, yeasty. Medium-bodied, well carbonated and lively on the feel. Really solid one from the trapperoonies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (1495) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 7, 2016
the aroma is caramel and fruity with shades of vanilla, milk chocolate, dark fruits, toffee and spices... the taste is fruity and caramel with notes of vanilla, toffee, bread, figs, dark fruits and brown sugar... sweet, dry and spicy aftertaste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChewyBeer (363) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 7, 2016
Appearance: bright copper with good tan head Aroma: nutty, caramel Mouthfeel: medium with high carbonation Taste: sweet, caramel, fruits, slightly metallic. Slight alcoholic Overall: a little too sweet but otherwise good drinking

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hauxe (674) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2016
Pours reddish brown from the bottle and leaves a creamy finger-thick head. Aroma is caramel, lightly yeasty, alcohol. Taste is bittersweet, yet metallic, with hints of banana, spice, and chocolate. Leaves behind an overall rough, unclean impression with a clear delineation between the alcohol and other flavors rather than a harmonious blend. Yeast, alcohol and aluminum in the finish. Body is medium and the carbonation is adequate. Quite drinkable, but also quite disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (956) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2016
In my opinion, it is an average brown beer. I bought this bottle at Amstein. I drank it at Bonfol. The body is a beautiful deep brown color, white foam, average carbonation. The taste is dry, bready, malt, side of sugar or grape, but it is discreet, you feel that the alcohol is present, a little metalic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (1121) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with tanned head. Aroma has caramel, malt and yeast. Taste is malty with quite long a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of yeast, malt, raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
BB backlog, Bottle shared with Joe, Pours a murky brown color with an average off white head. Strong carbonation. Nose and taste are plum skin, fig, bread, chocolate and grape juice. Medium in body. The alcohol was hidden well in this just like the blonde ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hrc_Cro (513) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 7, 2016
0.33l bottle. Brown color with nice beige head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, malt and yeast. Taste is sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (2128) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. Pours cloudy brown with some fine foam. Quite acidic for a bruin, but maybe thats because the bottle is a bit over date. No other signs of oxidation though. Good harmony of malt body and carbonation, matching bitterness. Palate is rather sweet. Decent and nice, but nothing extraordinary either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1347) - Kalisz, POLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Piana średnio i grubo pęcherzykowa, nietrwała, mydlana, szybko opada do zera. Barwa miedziana, opalizująca. Aromat to głwnie rodzynki, daktyle, głg, karmel i zioła. W smaku płsłodkie, ze sporą ilością owocw kandyzowanych, rodzynek, karmelu, miodu spadziowego i fenoli... Goryczka niska do średniej, orzechowo przyprawowa. Wysycenie średnie, drobne, dość pełne w odbiorze. Alkohol obecny w postaci lekkiego rozgrzewania na języku.
Piwo bardzo poprawne, zbalansowane, ale w tym przypadku jest to lekki zarzut - oglnie jest mało intensywne, najmniej wyraziste, najsłabsze z trjki piw marki Achel degustowanych w ostatnich dniach na blogu...
Trunek sprawia wrażenie, jak byśmy Extra Bruin skupażowali z wodą gazowaną...

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