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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5034) - 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 (3691) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5496) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Pretty cloudy blond. Aroma has a nice floral bouquet and a hint of sweetness. Definite yeast notes and hop character in the mouth. Meaty body with a surprisingly sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5060) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2008 When pourred into glass the head quicly dissipate but reveal a beautiful cloudy golden ale. Smells of hops and yeast emerge from this beer with a very sweet finish. Very fine trappist beer. Re-rate 2008: Spicy yeast with a light dry hoppy finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Beautiful honey color with a quickly dissapating head. Brilliant Belgian smell laced with citrus and fruit, hops and sugar. Deep earthy flavor with overtones of sweetness and fruit. Mildly hoppy nose. Yeasty finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Cloudy golden color with a frothy white lacy head and lots of swimming yeast chunks. Fruity yeast (strawberries and grapes) and bready malt dominate the aroma. Small bubbly palate gives a silky, full mouthfeel. Finish is dry, sweet and warming with chocolate chip cookie flavor. A very drinkable and respectable Trappist ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Cloudy yellow color with a big white head. Heavy lacing. Yeast aroma. Flavor of yeast, bread, spices nuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
Bottled at the Danish Beerfestival 2003: Big head with nice lacework. Complex and spicy with hints of wheat. I will have this again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 11, 2003
very nice ale from Achel. honey blind, big froth head, that left a dense lace sheet. yeasty hop aroma with hints of peaches and citrus. complex rich taste with everything from pepper to wild mushroom. yeasty hop finish left a citrusy aftertaste. hope Achel makes a dark ale such as a Achel 10 or 12.

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