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A pale, strong, fruity, hoppy Trappist ale from one of Belgiumís six official abbey breweries. Achel 8į is hard to find even in Belgium; in the U.S. itís 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Delirium Cafe, Brussels: Poured orange with a large white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Very nice looking beer. Cloudy. Light banana, yeast in the taste. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Very pretty blond color, typical large Belgian head, lots of setiment, yeasty aroma which quicly becomes malty. Taste is carmel and fruit , much lighter than other trappists ales

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2004
Bottled (BB 07/2006)
Deep hazy orange, floating yeast particles. Off-white medium head. Fruity, malty, a bit lemon nose, not very strong. Palate is smooth and very carbonated. Flowery, lemon, yeasty flavor. Like drinking foam! Interesting and excellent blond.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Bottled. A slightly hazy orange/gold coloured beer. The taste and aroma are full of pear drop notes. There is some banana and good peppery flavours as well. It started off very much like a triple with lots of spices but did mellow after a while. Nice stuff.Score 3.5
Subsequent rating scored 3.9. Average becomes 3.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2222) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Perfumy, fruity aroma. Cloudy, dark gold in color. Looks like a German weiss beer. Nice lace. Wheaty, rich in flavor. Smooth with some caramel notes. Somewhat like Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Crus, although I think I might like that a little better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
There wasa touch of alcohol on the aroma. Both the taste and aroma reminded me of dried fruits. Plum, raisons, etc. It was malty, a tad astringent, but very good. The mouthfeel was thick, a bit slick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - NOV 13, 2004
33 cl bottle aromas pours hazy gold with a creamy head that lingers in chunks. aromas of citrus, apricots, orange, yeast, and hard candy. flavors of citrus, lemon, orange, hard candy. very typical of belgian ales but a little more complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2004 This one unlike the bruin has more caramel and citrus notes, but the same underlying base notes in the hops and spiciness. Itís an interesting change of direction that pays off. Peaches, citrus and acid abound! Smooth finish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2004
Sweet cara-malt aroma, with yeasty bread and spice. Hazy yellow in colour. Caramel start with fruity mid and spicy finish. Smooth full bodied mouthfeel. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Thanks to Ryan @ Country Club Liquors for this complimentary brew. Usually lighter colored beers donít appeal to me much, but the blonde beer and itís 1/4 inch white head look great. Fruity, sweet aroma. Taste is of apples, yeast, slightly spicey, mouthfeel is very nice.

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