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RATINGS: 1250   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2004
This beer came across light looking, but within a first taste and deep smell of yummy citrus. Very bubbly freshening crisp going across the tongue. I enjoyed this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Bottle pours a hazy yellow amber with a minimal head but good lace. The aroma is yeasty and clovey. The flavor is yeasty, citrus, clovey, sweet, and well balanced with hop. The palate is sort of slick in the mouth but also carbonated. Overall, this is fine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Golden, hazy. Some flaky sediment. Light carbonation. Yeasty aroma. Cloves, bananas in the flavor. Fairly crisp.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3433) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Milky yellow and mostly opaque. Big and lemony-yeasty nose. Smooth, biscuity malts with a sweet nature. Quenchy hops with a nice bitterness level. Nicely balanced beer. Aromatic lemon overtones; some nice yeasty notes, too. Refreshing and flavorful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Pale clouded orangey amber, good head formation. Fruity, malt aroma, spiced with clove, alcohol evident. Malty, clovey, peppery spice. Mild biscuity orangey fruits, alcohol warmth in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Estery pineapple, banana and mango, slightly spicy flavors. Perfect carbonation and yeasty texture. Sticky head. An amazing beer. Cloudy ginger.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Light whispy wheat, moderate alc, full floral bouquet, spicey, stunning nose. Straw yellow glowing color with a dense head that when swirled leaves a smooth coating of lace all over the glass, stunning. sweet banana, spritzy spice, leather, coriander, so soft, very very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Pale gold color, nice head. Hoppy, fruity and yeasty aroma. Spicy flavors, coriander and a little alcohol bite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Chunky. pale straw body, a perfect dense white head. lively carbonation, erratic lace. Clovey, esters, alcohol. some cricp malt notes and sweet floral tones as well. front is sweet and a spicyness follows. cloves and coriander. dry, crisp, spicy, then buttery near finish. warmth kicks in after a bit. as ithe beer itself warms, it reveals a more sweet, dry, grainy flavor. smooth yet lively

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2003
Hazy orangeyellow with white head. Spicy aroma with tones of magic marker, cream and rubber. Full flavour of ginger snaps, malt and wheat. Strange chlorine finish.


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