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RATINGS: 1408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2005
This beer has a huge white creamy head, beige hazy colour, medium colour. If you’re ever lucky enough to smell this beer, hops are the first thing noticed. Fruits, orange, perfume, spices, and all of that together with the nice aromas of malts and alcohol, finished with a perfect touch of the world-famous West-Malle yeasts. An aroma better than every other beer from Belgium, thus better than every other beer of the world. If the aroma of a beer lasted forever, I wouldn’t dare to drink any single drop of this beer. The beer itself is medium bodied, a bitter taste with a dominant flavour of hops and citrus. Quite complex taste, with alcohol not as dominant as the Tripel of the monks’ colleagues of Westmalles. Strong finish of hops. Delicious mouthfeel if you pour the yeast in your glass, with some more gentle sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6600) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2005
Bottle Hazy amber, heavily carbonated, foamy white head. Citrus, banana aroma, minerally yeast edges, peach. Light metallic trapist-yeast flavorbase, peach, bubblegum. Mouthfeel quite foamy, makes the beer seem lighter. Spicy and metallic yeast and hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2005
33 cL bottle, snifter. Marvelously huge and creamy off-white head comprised of very dense and small bubbles. Leaves a nice brussels lacing behind as it slowly recedes. Formidible looking, slightly hazy, peach-amber hue. Ah, a pleasantly pepper-spicy aroma with strong citrus and honey tones. Other notes of white grapes, lemon meringue pie (crust and all), coconut, cereal, light cloves, and pears. The yeast lends a very earthy aroma to the whole ordeal. Starts off with a strong candy, caramel, and honey sweetness. Light acidity (tart) and a light spicy bitterness up front prevent cloying tendencies. Finishes with the gusto of spicy hops and tingling acidity along with a moderate sweetness. Perhaps a bit simplistic as compared to the aroma, though some pineapple note begin to develop as it warms. There’s the slightest hint of metal in the swallow as well as a touch of alcohol that mars an otherwise beautiful mouthfeel. Medium full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2005
Dark orange color, cloudy appearance with visible yeast. Medium yellow head. Citrus, honey, sweetness, medium alcohol in aroma. Medium to full bodied. Hopped, spicy, medium to strong alcohol and sweet honey flavor with some yeast. Alcohol makes ending dry, but later comes some sweetness up. Dimensional blond, alcohol almost too strong. Medium lace in glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Golden yellow color with a thick and fluffy white head. Slightly citrusy aroma with plenty of yeast. Sweet and citrusy flavor with a bit of spice. Definitely yeasty as well. Enjoyable but way too expensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3850) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 The beer has a slightly hazy, dark golden color and a nice, white foam. Good lacing. The nose is of caramel, yeast and notes of orange and coriander. Sweet flavor of caramel, spices, fruit notes, and again brewer’s yeast. Medium bodied, creamy to oily texture and average carbonation. Fruity and slightly bitter finish. My favorite blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Beautiful cloudy amber, with visible yeast at the end of the pour. Huge fluffy white head ... sort of the lemon meringue pie look of a lot of Blegian blond ales. Taste of yeast, bread, lemon, and spice. Really very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2005
33 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Unclear golden colour with a great white head. Mild fruity aroma. Nice complex flavour but have a big alcoholic finish. But overall a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
This beer pours a light blond color with a small white head. it has smells of lemon and spices. it has a wonderful light lemon and spice flavor! This beer has almost no presence of alcohol! This is a great beer to drink on a warm sunny summer afternoon or for that matter any time of year. This wil be a beer I will absolutely drink again! what a flavorful beer! Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malty (12) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2005
It’s been a while since i drank one of these so i stopped by my friend’s beer shop &bought me another. opening now about45 degrees pours like liquid honey inticing fruity aroma.first taste grapes &a littlehoppy..smooths out by end of glass..extacy in a bottle drinkability A-..IF I WERE IN A BAR I WOULD HAVE TO CALL A CAB...

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