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RATINGS: 1338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Thanks to DenverLogan for sharing this: Pours a golden color, nice fluffy white head. Aroma is lots of lemon, crips grassy notes to it. Flavor is butterscotch, banana, cloves, a few others spices, tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Poured light golden with a thick white head. Unyielding retention. Smell had apple, corriander, lemon, banana, cloves and white wine. Taste had candy apple, caramel, cloves, banana and white wine. Kind of like a strong wheat beer with more alcohol and caramel added to it. Apple cider comes into it as well. I would call this a Tripel personally. It has the strength and complexities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle courtesy of DenverLogan. Translucent, semi-magnifying and very pale yellow-gold in color with some yeasties in the mix. Bright, sweet aroma of cloves, pepper and anise. Touches of bananas and sweet lemon esters give dimension to lively sweet vibes. Engrained earthen sense furthered by coriander. Light - yet full - sweet streams continue to roll in. Lemon intermingles with banana. Gentle spice dance gives it all it’s got, yet it doesn’t fully assert itself. Pepper and coriander are clearly hogging the limelight, and a slight alcohol reconnaissance mission manifests in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Pours to a bright copper/straw body with a thin white head. The aroma is very yeast and fruity. Lightly spicy. The flavor is yeasty and spicy. Soapy. Not really what I think of in terms of BSA’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
light golden color nice white head lots of lacing good visable carbonation. Some good spice aroma light fruits very light and pleasant. Full even palate good body and smooth finish. Flavor is very light some light yeast and bread a good light spice and hints of bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Golden straw yellow with active carbonation, floaties and huge, soft, billowing lacing white head. Instant aroma of spice and citrus. Flavor of yeast, light spice and mixed well with full smooth body and medium carbonation. Head laced the entire glass and lasted to the last gulp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Bottle. Nose-soapy and chamomille, spicy. taste-very soft lotion like moputhfeel, chamomille, very subdued spices, soapy. Tastes more like a tripple than a BSA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
hazy amber color,large off white head that faded slowly until it left a nice lace behind.The aroma was fruity and mildly malty with a bit of spice coming through in the back ground.The flavor was very pleasant with plenty of fruity notes mild malt side a bit of hops and the alcohol makes itself known in the tail end with a nice warming effect.Very nice brew and i’m glad i have one more for later when it really gets cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2005
33cl bottle. poured a hazy orange with a great head. Fluffy white, and very active, I got a lot of entertainment from my tulip before actually drinking the beer. Aroma is fruity with that wonderful belgian yeasty present. The first sip was spicy, with a more of an alcohol bite than I expected, but it soon even out a great citrus sweetness with the perfect balence of bitter hops. great all around brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2005
This beer poured a hazy medium gold color with a creamy, lasting off-white head. Aromas included yeasty notes of cellar and bright aromas of hay and hops with plenty of spicy notes. The carbonation was lively and the texure was light and refreshing. The flavor was initially sweet, giving way to a moderatley bitter, lasting, dry hoppy finish.

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