Achel Trappist Extra

Poured from a bottle that looks like this but reliable information suggests that these two beers are the same offering, just packaged in different ways for different markets – change request for the BA db has been submitted.

$14.99 from Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Poured into the Ommegang chalice the initial pour is somewhat fizzy and not in a good way – rather soda-like. Highly carbonated with a large, frothy head but the head doesn’t have much density – very light and fades pretty quickly. Mid-brown body.

Nose has a lot of alcohol soaked fruit. Lots of brown sugar in the nose – very sweet. Touch of Belgian yeast.

This beer drips alcohol and lives all the way up to its 9.5% tag. Surprisingly still quite fruity and plenty of Belgian candy sugar, but mild burning alcohol on the tongue and in the throat and chest are the enduring memories.

This seems really hot at the moment, and it is surprising for a Belgian AND the style IMO. Best before 09/09 I would be tempted to let this go all the way up to that date and perhaps beyond.

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02/23/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.03
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