Friday, 3 February 2012

Brouwerij der Sint-Benedictusabdij de Achelse Trappist Achel 8 Bruin

Good evening all. If tonight's blog post doesn't win an award for the length of the title, I'm going to be incredibly disappointed. In case you haven't guessed, it's time for another Belgian beer! This time it's Trappist Achel 8 Bruin, a Dubbel from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse. It's Friday, I'm listening to Dream Theater and I've got beer- pretty good if you ask me! Review after the pic....

Trappist Achel 8 Bruin (8.0% ABV) pours a rich maroon colour with a very lively bubbly head that retains itself well throughout the beer. Plenty of lacing down the side of the glass as well, always a good thing to see! The aroma is full of spicy phenols, dark fruits, citrus fruits and candy sugar, with a boozy dimension in the background that supports the aromas very well. The taste is slightly medicinal and phenolic, with candy sugar sweetness, raspberries, blackcurrants and a decent helping of malt in the finish. The aftertaste is quite dry and grape-like, and the mouthfeel is thick and well carbonated. Overall, a very good Dubbel that has plenty of the expected Belgian flavours and aromas in a very drinkable package. Yet another laconic Belgian beer review it seems, but when a beer is this well constructed the idea of being verbose seems rather superfluous. Definitely recommended, and another notch on the Belgian beer belt for the year!

Until next time....

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