Achel Brewery - Brouwerij der Sint-Benedictusabdij de Achelse Kluis - is a Belgium Trappist brewery and is the smallest of the seven Trappist breweries. I had not sampled anything from Achel before and Bruin Bier is a Dubbel with an ABV of 8%. Bruin pours amber brown with a large head and has an aroma of spices, caramel and what I term a Belgian yeast aroma. Bruin has nice malt sweetness, tastes like a beer from Belgium with a good balance. I think Westmalle, Orval, Rochefort and Chimay are better. In no means is Achel bad, I think the others are just better. I purchased the new Ovila Dubbel release from Sierra Nevada and I think it will be nice to compare it with the classic Belgian beers.