fonefan (49343) - 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 (45447) - 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 (37601) - 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 (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
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 (26641) - 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 (26488) - 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. omhper (25128) - 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. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) It’s years between new Trappist beers. I believe the last one before this was the green one from Westvleteren 4-5 years back. But Achel launched this top product and it’s a dark, heavy ale - very typical trappist. Really dark, roasted malt sweetness. Bitterness and sweetness struggling with and against eachother. Nice news but not really outstanding. 140604 madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
7th August 2011Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2008
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.
Typical dubbel, dark and cloudy, slightly sweet but complex, with caramel overtones. A notch above the standard Achel Bruin.