by Brouwerij der Trappistenabdij de Achelse Kluis

The Achel Bruin 8 as a beer fits somewhere between a balanced fruity dubbel style, and the classic big dark Trappist ale.

The colour is a warm caramel brown, with a thick white head that refuses to disappear.  The intriguing aroma is a mix of rich dark stone fruits, strong Belgian yeast phenolics and earthy hops.

It is in the flavour that this beer really excels; a complex mix of attributes perfectly balanced against each other to form a wonderful combination.  Sweet, rich bready malts with a hint of chocolate, dark stone fruits like raisins and figs.  The richness is offset by a good level of hop bitterness, and a slight roastiness.

As all good beers seem to do, despite the rich flavours, the beer still finishes out dry with a long pleasant aftertaste. 

Brewery Fact: the Achel Trappist monastery produces 6 different beers, but only three of them are available outside of the brewery.  The Achel Bruin 8, Blond 8 and Bruin Extra 9.5 can be enjoyed here.  But to sample the Blond 5, Bruin 5 or the very special Blond Extra 9.5 you'll have to visit the Monastery Cafe!

 

 

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Country
Belgium
Alcohol
8.0%
Style
Strong Dark Ale
Size
330ml

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