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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2172) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Cloudy, apricot color with a small white head. Malty nose, hints of ripe pears. Delicate maltiness, almost pear-like, with a mlid bitterness. Well balanced. Light bodied with a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 Hazy blond with a thinnish head for a Trappist but pretty damn decent for anything else. One big ring of lace and a few spots. Mild nose is lightly yeasty. Smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Slightly thick and slightly sticky. Mostly sweet with some wheat malts apparent. Yeast esters add notes of cloves, earth, and banana. Eight percent ABV hidden well with nary a hint of alcohol. A good bitter dose of hops in the finish rounds things out nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Hazy yellow with a average head and good lacing, medium-bodied. A lot of spice and citrus in the aroma. Sweet and warming taste, hoppy zing to balance it off. Very slight dough aftertaste. Lively mouthfeel. A darn good trappist blond. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2003
There was a medium white creamy head with fine-medium bubbles when this brew was poured. The body was a cloudy gold color. The lacing was excellent on the sides of my glass. There was carbonation with this brew. The aroma was citrusy and spicy. There was no aftertaste and the taste was relatively smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 12, 2003
This brew pours a large head of fine to medium sized white bubbles and a very carbonated cloudy blonde body. It has a mild but very plesent aroma of malt, hop and floral scents. Its palate is smooth but fizzy at first then settles. Its flavor is mild with slightly complex flowery notes mixed with yeast and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2003
Foam flows out of the bottle. White head that diminishes quickly. Cloudy golden body with an incredible amount of yeast coming into my glass(it's been standing in my cellar for 2 months!). Acidic and yeasty aroma. Thick body. Complex taste with sweetness, salt, slightly acidic and a bitter-dry finsh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Cloudy yellow with a fine white head and a spicey nose. Lots of corriander, pepper spice with a syrup sweetness to it. Bready yeast finish. Nice.

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