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RATINGS: 1203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2004
- cloudy peach-yellow color, white creamy head, yeasty-fruity aroma, peaches and apples, maybe a hint of banana, spicy, has a wheat malt character, fresh with an earthy quality as well; light flavor of alcohol, bitter with a fruity citrus bite, spicy-pepper and salt, lightly hopped, smooth, dry and acidic

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
Mmm tasty! Thanks Doug! Cloudy and hazy yellow body with a medium sized very bubbly head. Nice sediment noticable right away, but it does not get in the way of drinking this beer. Aromas of flowers and citrus. It tastes of fruit and vanilla. Very easy to drink, smooth as anything. This is a really good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Cloudy golden haze. Very little head. Pears, vanilla and flowers make the aroma an absolute pleasure to experience. The favor is sweet, but not too much. A little honey and pear with a slight malty character. This is refreshing and an excellent example of the style. Ends with a slight sourness of cheese.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2004
Pretty much the perfect tripel. Bubblegum, fruits, yeast, those special hops and nice full mouthfeel. Under-rated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2004
This beer came out as a surprise. Achel does not necessarily have the same reputation as other Trappist and is definitely underrated compared to other in this category. The head was nice and stayed for a long period of time. The color was not as inviting as anticipated but it showed a unique range from blond to blond-brown. The taste had something really fruity and sweet which did not let the high percentage of alcool take over the taste. The aroma ranged from Melons to citrus fruits. This is one I will lood forward to taste again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Nice light malty flavour, lots of sediment but it wasn't noticeable when drinking. Good but not great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (2858) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
Pours an amazing very cloudy gold-orange beer topped with a dense and foamy white and long-lasting head. Fruity aroma bearing some hints of bread and apple. In the mouth, it is surprisingly sweet. The alcohol is well hidden and the palate is moderately bitter. This well balanced trappist has nothing to envy to more renown ones.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
This brew pours with a golden body topped by a thick head with lots of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is sweet and flowery with some peachy notes. The flavor is sweet yet bitter, malty and flowery. Medium to full bodied and slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Enormous dense white foam head sitting atop of a slightly hazy golden body. Exotic fruit and spices are in the air above the mouth of the glass dominating all but a rich earthy yeast character. A medium palate is dominated by fruit and yeast character,with subtle notes of malt and alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2004
This was very good. Light orange with plenty of yeast floaties. Aroma of tropical fruit. Flavour is citrus and mango with peppers and hops. Achel is a very underrated Trappist brewery.


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