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RATINGS: 1346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5579) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Cloudy orange, with a huge white head. Aroma is grape and a hint of dishwater, but in a good way. Has a dry is flavor, with notes of white wine and figs and grapes. Pretty for easy to drink for an 8% brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Bottle. Golden color pour. I didn’t have any chunks floating too much. Sweet fruity aroma and flavor. It was pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 29, 2005
Blond ale, average head, white foam. Nice aroma, sweet. Good, not fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (6416) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2005
Bottled(330ml). –light hazy golden coloured, medium white head, flavor is yeasty and mild spicy, aroma of lemon, banana and cloves with nice spicy hints, slight alcohol and mild acidic finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle shared by Logan. Yeasty sugar cookie aroma with pear highlights. Hazy golden body, lacy white head. NIce bready flavor with leafy hops. Estery yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2156) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 27, 2005
hazed orange yellow body with a lot of floaties and a substantial white pocked head. yeasty warm plowe filed aroma with a light lemon citrus and anasthesia. flavor reminds me of the polish the dentist uses when i get my teeth ckleaned. a bit minty with some resin. somewhat sticky a bit rubbery. biting bitterness that is nice. plum and mint in the finish. a nice sweetness emerges as this warms. a bit soapy, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Pours out a golden color with a nice white head, and a lot of yeast sediment left in the bottle. Aroma is fruity. The flavor is of fruits most noticible bannana and apple. Finish is somewhat citrusy, a good brew, but not one of the best trappists.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 22, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Very good, but a little flavorless compared with other, very sweet in some times. The colour is cloudy.

   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.

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