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RATINGS: 1203   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2003
Golden brown colour. Litlle bitter, little sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Imbibed in October 2002. Fruity, spicy aroma. A clear blonde-gold color with a nice, big, white head. An initial flavor of apricots and sweetness. A light bitter aftertaste follows nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2003
clear golden with a medium firm white head. yeasty and floral aroma. i find the alcohol level of this beer hard to believe becaus it is very easy drinkin. floral and yes i agree with the previous two raters, a little doughy. touch of acid in the end cleans my palate out quite nicely. i served this beer in chimay glasses and the carbonation was fantastic, lots of bubbles straight up the middle of the glass the whole time. finish was somewhat dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2002
BB-April 04:Light,golden,with tiny specks throughout.Head is finely beaded(small,small bubbles)and is rather milky.Not much lacework.Floral,yeasty, doughy aromas. Mouthfeel is little to acidic.Dry,doughy,fruity flavors and acidity in the finish as well. Quite easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2002
Sourish, fruity nose. Mild, sourish, fruity(abricot, citrus) and sweet flavour. Medium-bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Wonderful beer. Has a doughy kind of taste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Fruity yeasty aroma.Sparkling blond with particles appearance.Sweet honey pear banana yeasty bread flavors.Hides its alcohol well.For a Trappist ale this one is quite refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Gossamar and ethereal. Tart tangy lemons, thinly sweet powdered sugars. The finish is contemplative. This may all sound obscure, but some tastes and sensations are hard to put into words....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 brightness in both the yellow shine of the body and the huge white snowstorm above..aroma was a yeasty display of spicy bananas..yeast & spritzy..some sweetness..notes of banana, lemon,sourdough,warmingness, straw...not worth the trappist price though, thats for sure!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2002
Alcoholic apricots swirl from the nose. Thin head dissapates to a light laceing. Apricots and yeast dominate the beginning giveing way to candy, and the slightest touch of pepper.


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