Achel Trappist Extra
Achel • Belgium
This huge, copper-colored, bottle-conditioned ale is the flagship from the tiny brewery at the St. Benedictus Abbey at Achel, in the Northeast of Belgium. 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.
Achel is by far the smallest of Belgium’s six Trappist monasteries, and one of only two in which the monks themselves still take a hand in the daily operation of the brewery. We think you’ll agree that the care and time that a little hands-on brewery devotes to its beers makes all the difference.