Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty much the perfect tripel. Bubblegum, fruits, yeast, those special hops and nice full mouthfeel. Under-rated.
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer came out as a surprise. Achel does not necessarily have the same reputation as other Trappist and is definitely underrated compared to other in this category. The head was nice and stayed for a long period of time. The color was not as inviting as anticipated but it showed a unique range from blond to blond-brown. The taste had something really fruity and sweet which did not let the high percentage of alcool take over the taste. The aroma ranged from Melons to citrus fruits.
This is one I will lood forward to taste again.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light malty flavour, lots of sediment but it wasn't noticeable when drinking. Good but not great.
Eructoblaster (3476) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amazing very cloudy gold-orange beer topped with a dense and foamy white and long-lasting head. Fruity aroma bearing some hints of bread and apple. In the mouth, it is surprisingly sweet. The alcohol is well hidden and the palate is moderately bitter. This well balanced trappist has nothing to envy to more renown ones.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours with a golden body topped by a thick head with lots of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is sweet and flowery with some peachy notes. The flavor is sweet yet bitter, malty and flowery. Medium to full bodied and slightly dry.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enormous dense white foam head sitting atop of a slightly hazy golden body. Exotic fruit and spices are in the air above the mouth of the glass dominating all but a rich earthy yeast character. A medium palate is dominated by fruit and yeast character,with subtle notes of malt and alcohol.
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was very good. Light orange with plenty of yeast floaties. Aroma of tropical fruit. Flavour is citrus and mango with peppers and hops. Achel is a very underrated Trappist brewery.
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle was like a raging yeast infection. I've never seen so much cottage cheese in a bottle of beer. Pours light orange. Piles of floaters. Herby, sweet, and boozey. Some pepper, late hops, slightly sour. Has a brandy quality. It was good but not great.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2005 (Bottled) Opaque orange with a medium, foamy, very lasting (lasts longer than the beer), lacy head. Very fruity, even phenoly aroma with banana, orange-peel and berries - surprisingly hefeweizen-like, and quite refreshing. Yeasty, very fruity, sweetish flavor with strong grassy hopping in the long, mouthdrying finish. Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing palate with a bit foamy but balanced carbonation. Some alcohol burn, but suits the style - and warms even in the winter. A decently complex, pleasantly hoppy trappist.
(Rated 2/8/2004, was 6-4-8-4-16=3.8) Amber color, no head. Mild, yeasty aroma. Sweetish toffee flavor, hides the ABV well. An excellent, easily drinkable and enjoyable blonde.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fluffy head, which soon dissipates. Cloudy golden colour. Quite a lot of bitty sediment. Exceptionally perfumed estery aroma. Mango, orange & honey. In the mouth, this is underscored by peppery hop presence. Very nice so far, but falls away a bit on the finish for me; it is bittersweet, but the aftertaste descends into sugar. Overall, though, very flavoursome and pretty good. It just needs a little more refinement to lift it into the very top rank. Bottle.