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RATINGS: 1408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
The bottle I had poured thick, cloudy and was nothing like the picture shown on this page. There was actually settling in the bottom of the glass. The mouth was fruity sweet as was the aroma and the carbonation was very mild. Nice enjoyable brew but a bit on the pricy side.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 25, 2006
The aroma is a complex mixture of fruit, bread, caramel, and spices. The pour is a hazy golden with large amounts of particulate matter. Nice off-white head of moderate duration and little lacing. The flavor has elements of fruit, spice, earthiness, and malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Golden-orange. Some haze and sediment. Lasting off-white head. Toasty, malty, bready aroma with slight fruitiness. Complex flavor with big spiciness from hops and peppery phenols. Nice maltiness with toasty and bready notes. Very fruity with some alcohol notes. Aftertaste of spice, fruitiness and some alcohol warmth.. Long finish. Medium body with rich mouthfeel. Well-carbonated.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Furseth (2077) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle:Golden colour, wth a big white creamy foam.Aroma of,sweet maltyness, citrus, and fruits. Full body, and a long long, finish. A werry nice belgian ale!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5460) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden color and a huge, stubborn, frothy cream head. Lively stuff! Photographs really well, that’s for sure. Lovely aroma of fruitiess and malt, sweet with a touch of alcohol. Full-bodied, sweet with a harsh warming alcohol at the back end, slick maltiness, extremely spicy. Yeast, pepper, orange liquor. Acohol is a bit too pronounced, I feel as if I’ve just done a shot. Healthy but not overpowering bitterness. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
balesjas (41) - Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Nice lighter taste, full mouthfeel. The head stays around for a while and really adds to the body. A thin lacingg stays throughout. Light fruity nose. Complex but not overbearing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3213) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2006
bottle. Light orange cloudy body with a white head that is apparent, but not overly huge. The nose is like a boquet of fruits, mainly citrus with some banana-esque notes as well. Pretty sweet stuff in the mouth akin to biting into a fresh apple. The finish is a little peppery and the carbonation is very apparent throughout. Notes of bananas, dry wine, and grassy spices help to make this brew complex enough to enjoy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Hazy gold and very carbonated with a sticky white head. Spicy, yeasty citrus sherbert flavors with banana notes. Spritzy mouthfeel. Earthy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (13916) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle. Yellow/ orange colour with a large off-white head. Fruity apple with hops aroma. Flavour is long fruity apple with ahint of hop. Weak dry fruity finish. a beautiful beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ugly (3) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006 does not count
This beer reminds me of Jurassic Park in that I feel I can penetrate the amber with a needle and suck out DNA from all the neutrally-buoyant chunks floating throughout. Pouring with a tight, creamy head that crinkles into fjords as it dissipates; the Achel 8 Blond is effervescent with a fruity and slightly metallic scent. The taste begins with a spiciness that holds onto the back of your tongue and gently converts to a modest bitter end.


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