Xstream (123) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice well balanced blonde beer. Has a bit of the citrus with mild grapefruit flavored hop bitter and a floral and herbal sweetness. Mouthfeel is very interesting. Has a nice smooth finish with tingly carbonation and a sugary feel. Very tasteful and refreshing beer.
CardiacNP (27) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trappist Achel Blond from an Abby in Belgium
Aroma. Light grains with a bigger floral hops and mild citrus in the nose
Appearance light yellow with a light haze White floamy head. With great lacing
Taste starts out sweet slightly grain flavors then fruits and mild spice and hop bitterness at the end
Mouthfeel Moderate carbonation, smooth with little mouth coating
Overall a good Belgium Trappist beer not as complexed as some but makes for. Good session beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Martinus (1878) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, light sweet, light citrus, light herbal. Malty sweet flavour, some bitter hop notes. Bit thin, -not surprisingly- especially when compared to the 8 Blond. Fruity finish.
Not too special, but quite OK, especially when keeping in mind it was designed for passing tourists on bikes, who still have to be able to peddle on after drinking.
(Draught @ Achelse Kluis)
Dedollewaitor (12378) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Achelse Kluis. Pours cloudy golden with a creamy head and lacings. Grain, yeast and and grassy hops. Pleasant bitter finish. Really fresh!
HopTsing (363) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle poured a lovely golden brew with a whip creamy head. Nice malty aroma with a hint of citrus. Medium bodied withlight malty flavor with a touch of citrus .
Countbeer (2920) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium vaster white head, disappears slow and leaves a frotty/sticky island full lacing on top of a hazy yellow, with orange tints, colored beer.
Smell hops, citrus, lemon, wheat, grains, malts and herbs.
Taste is a nice bitter mix of hops, citrus, fruit, hint of yeast, malts, light dry, herbs, light hint of sweets and a grainy touch.
Nice bitter hop and light fruity aftertaste.
Low to medium carbo, soft tingly mouthfeel, medium body and a light watery light creamy texture.
Koelschtrinker (8618) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Erfrischend hefig-herber Antrunk, nicht ganz vollmundig. Wenig hopfig, herber werdend, dabei sind die belgischen Kräuternoten eher gering. Herb-bitterer, leicht zitrusartiger Abgang. 10/9/10/8//9
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - OCT 11, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In abbazia. Una delle migliori belgian blond mai bevute. Per me vale quasi la Westvleteren Blond. Molto sottovalutata.
Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Achel cafe during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.
Surprisingly, this one was not served in an Achel chalice, but rather just a plain chalice. A bit disappointing.
Pours a slightly-hazy yellow with a big white head and lots of lacing. Light grain and floral hops in the nose, carrying over to the flavor, which is a bit grainy but more toward the hops with a bit of earthy yeast. Light and smooth with crisp carbonation. Very solid brew.
bierkoning (9035) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ brewery. Blonde, hazy. Citrus and rancid butter in the aroma. Watery mouthfeel. Firm hop character with cellar notes. Grassy. Hints of rancid butter in the flavor. Something must have gone wrong.