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A pale, strong, fruity, hoppy Trappist ale from one of Belgium’s six official abbey breweries. Achel 8° is hard to find even in Belgium; in the U.S. it’s up there with the rarest of beers. This blond, flavorful beer is a surprisingly refreshing brew at 8% alcohol by volume. It is lightly filtered, but still wholesomely hazy with yeast remaining and refermenting in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3086) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 The beer has a slightly hazy, dark golden color and a nice, white foam. Good lacing. The nose is of caramel, yeast and notes of orange and coriander. Sweet flavor of caramel, spices, fruit notes, and again brewer’s yeast. Medium bodied, creamy to oily texture and average carbonation. Fruity and slightly bitter finish. My favorite blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Beautiful cloudy amber, with visible yeast at the end of the pour. Huge fluffy white head ... sort of the lemon meringue pie look of a lot of Blegian blond ales. Taste of yeast, bread, lemon, and spice. Really very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2005
33 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Unclear golden colour with a great white head. Mild fruity aroma. Nice complex flavour but have a big alcoholic finish. But overall a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1285) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
This beer pours a light blond color with a small white head. it has smells of lemon and spices. it has a wonderful light lemon and spice flavor! This beer has almost no presence of alcohol! This is a great beer to drink on a warm sunny summer afternoon or for that matter any time of year. This wil be a beer I will absolutely drink again! what a flavorful beer! Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malty (12) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2005
It’s been a while since i drank one of these so i stopped by my friend’s beer shop &bought me another. opening now about45 degrees pours like liquid honey inticing fruity aroma.first taste grapes &a littlehoppy..smooths out by end of glass..extacy in a bottle drinkability A-..IF I WERE IN A BAR I WOULD HAVE TO CALL A CAB...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Golden blond and a white head. Carbonation lingers and lingers...Beautiful looking beer. Lively carbonation. As head dies off aroma comes to life. Dusty, sweetly floral. Sugary and yet restrained by the complexity of the yeast. White grapes, the sharpness of cheddar, a slight hop zing! Flavors fall flat of the nose. Very pronounced contrast between hops and malts. Not sure if the yeats is playing a part as well. When the beer hits my mouth it is immediately bitter on the front of my tongue (strange) sweetness lingers for only a short while and bitterness resides. Lovely flavors are there, like for instance the pronounced doughy yeast that is welcoming and soothing, but the bitterness reigns completely. Malt and yeast interplay is magnificent...hop bitterness not floral enough too bitter. Bitingly so. Not sophisticated enough. However...this is a good beer and I would drink it regulary if it weren’t like $5 a bottle here in NC

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Dark yellow body with a very large frothy head. Citrus aroma with a little bit of a yeasty smell. Extremely smooth with a creamy texture, and the alcohol is covered very well. Has a grapefruit flavor with hardly any sourness. Excellently balanced Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2005
mmmmm this is a good ass beer. pours out a yellow color with a white head (see picture to the left). taste is malty, refreshing, and sweet. there isnt much of a presence of the 8% abv, its hidden well. as my tastes become more developed i am beginning to appreciate belgians much more than i used to, and this is clearly a fine example of a beer brewed in that magnificant country.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14863) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2005
Bottle. Clear gold with thick white tight head. Yeasty orange peel aromas. Very niceblond beer slightly herby and creamy in mouth. Citrus hoppy finish which is slightly juicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2005
Bottle at Ciro’s shared with GregClow (congrats on 900 Greg). Very strong yeasty and spicy formidable aroma. Dark yellow in the glass with a big white head. Bubble and lots of yeast floaties. Big flavour of yeast, citrus, and a hint of coriander - this is a very tasty brew! Complex, full bodied, and just a hint of alcohol. Fantastic, one of my favourites in this strong golden Belgian style.

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