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RATINGS: 744   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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3.4
stijnemans90 (225) - - SEP 1, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 Niet beroerd maar ook niet zo goed als ik hoopte. Zacht, moutig, maar ook iets te zoet en te slap. Zeker geen slecht bier, maar voor een trappist iets te gewoontjes.

4.6
alexandru.blana (1) - - AUG 8, 2017 does not count
+ aroma + taste - label I taste this beer waiting for something else, but O was not disappointed. Not much sugar, enough alcohol and very nice taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
geolgau (407) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - JUL 11, 2017
Aroma is surprisingly fresh for a quad with apples, alcoholic spiciness, dark fruit jam and some slight banana. Taste is sweet, but very drinkable and not too heavy. Licorice, sweet cherry jam, caramel. Medium to full bodied, this is a really nice quad. Very enjoyable.

3.8
DraftDodger (1656) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2017
Kulhuse 6/7 2017, 75 cl bottle from Den Belgiske Ølbutik. Shared with my Father in law. Very simple label in brown and white stating that this is an Extra Bruin with a healthy ABV. Pours hazy Maroon with very big brownish head. Settles as several centimeters thick dense layer of foam. Massive lacing. Aroma is rather sweet. Dark fermented fruit, quite sugary, solid odor of humid cellar. Soft carbonation and medium thick palate. Flavor is very sweet bordering on the sugary followed by light bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet and a little boozy. Quite sweet but it feels not opressively heavy. A solid bruin who manages to feel light and pleasant.

4
Rubin77 (2480) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2017
F: huge, tan, good retention. C: dark, opaque. A: malty, chocolate, cocoa, raisins, candy sugar, fruity, yeast. T: malty, dark fruits, chocolate, molasses, fruity, candy sugar, dark cherries, yeasty, light vinous, bit of nut, full body, medium to high carbonation, taste is amazing, fully enjoyed, 75cl bottle from abbey monastery.

4.3
davidf93 (160) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 23, 2017
Soaked grapes and raisins, slight alcohol tones. Opaque murky brown quad colour with excellent pillowy head. Carbonated watery body, with dark fruits. Great quad.

4
sephyrott (198) - - MAR 5, 2017
330 ml Bottle at home. Not a bad beer, but I was expecting a little bit more from a trappist beer, but very drinkable. Redish with sherry notes

4.5
Ysok02 (1763) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2017
Robe brune dense, fine mousse crémeuse. Nez puissant sur des notes chocolatées, vineuse, pointe de caramel, fourrure, malt torréfié, noisette. Bouche à l’attaque ample, riche, puissante, tout en restant tendue et digeste, longue finale puissante. Une bière d’hiver à siroter au coin du feu.

3.9
tmoreau (4590) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to a snifter displaying a darkest brown hue, with a persistent & frothy layer of off white/light tan head foam, and equally lasting dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was dark, dried fruit, a bit of malty sweetness, a touch of roastiness, and holiday pudding-like spice. Medium+ bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste was similar notes, some tartness & tanginess, low earthy bitterness, and pleasant booziness into the finish. An exceptional Quad.

3.4
tmrmwel (2204) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear, dark brown, with no head. Aroma has notes of yeast, and sweet malts with wood. Medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour follows suit, with wooden yeast and sweet malts. A bit bland, and somewhat of a disappointment. Probably some years too old.


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