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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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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fonefan (50690) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
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 (47048) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2007
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 (38243) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2003
[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.

joergen (28964) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
Bottle. 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.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2007
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.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
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.

Travlr (25807) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Typical dubbel, dark and cloudy, slightly sweet but complex, with caramel overtones. A notch above the standard Achel Bruin.

cgarvieuk (25725) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 bottle at home ... brown red tinge ... ovaltine malt and fruit malts with some citrus nose ... Huge juicy fruity malts, quite sweet little cherry 4.3

bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting ...copper brown ... soft balsmic dark fruit nose ... light dasrk hop ... dark fruits ... soft toffee malt 3.2 man this has to be the biggest change ive seen in a score. I want to try this again

omhper (25563) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
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.

madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
7th August 2011
Dean Swift - RBESG Tasting. 10.0% abv. Cloudy amber beer, small off white head. Light frothy palate. Sweetish caramel with a little toffee. Wheaty malt as well. Tastes slighty aged. Ok though.

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