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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2005 Bottled. 1 year old bottle. Hazy amber.. A bubbly diminishing head. Champagne-like nose, along with wheat. Flavor initially of wheat, but turns into a yeasty flavour. Spicy and slightly smokey in the long finish. Fat lacing!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5564) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
A lot of yeastparticles. A fresh, fruity champagneish and somewhat metallic aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
Good head on a golden, slightly cloudy brew. Bit of spice in the aroma. Warming in the stomach as I drink. Fruit and spice in the flavour, with a bit of alcoholic notes upon swallowing. Smoothly drinkable. Not my favourite trappist beer, but well worth tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
sweet hoppy aroma with some orange tones, pours with a cloudy orange hue and a good head, rich yeasty/spicey flavour. thick creamy palate with a strong alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
I like this beer a lot. Looks just like the picture. This is one of the better blonds that I have had and is better than the Achel Bruin in my opinion. Peary, slightly spicey flavor. Yummy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Yeah, I dont see how joet calls out urine in the aroma, but still favored the quality! Yellow with a slight haze to it. Aroma of sweet play-dough and citrus...just plain weird. The taste was much better than the aroma, sweet, smooth, and fruity, hops and alcohol notes as well....everything came together well and lingered on the tongue nicely....this beer rallied after the shakey start.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Bottle. I wish that my nose were as sensitive as JoeT's such that I could have picked up urine in this, and I'm wondering how he can give it an 8 despite this! :) I thought it smalled more of a typical Belgian single style, maybe a bit more stale though. Nice effervescent and fruity flavor, but not enough to validate the $8 that I shelled out for this so that I'm hitting for the cycle of trappist breweries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Urine, perfume, honey, yeasty and altogether blending very nice in the nose, light medium body is not spectacular. Mostly volatile flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2003
This beer has a yellow body - hue with a bitter initial flavor and a light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2003
Hazy yellew color with a nice white head. Taste is mild malt, with a fruity hint. Finishes with a mild bitter taste.

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