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RATINGS: 1348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2004 first in a trappist rating string of 5. Musty citrus aroma, with notes of orange, lemon, and lime. Pours a cloudy yellow, with floaties and a perfect, beautiful rocky white head (in my Belgian Ommegang glass). Nice citrus malt flavor, with a little taste of said fruit. Malt flavor is creamy, and all indications point to a very well made brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2004
Pale golden and hazy. Creamy white head. Citric and yeasty aroma. Notes of lemonade, apples and pepper. Sweet and malty flavour. Notes of lemon, coriander, yeast and spices. Slightly medicinal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2127) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Hazy & light golden in appearance, white head, straw & other weizen-like characterists in the nose, yeasty flavors, slight hoppy bitterness, great balance, slight banana & clove tones, very crisp & drinkable, very nice Belgian stong

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Bright golden orange color with a creamy white head. Very beautiful in appearance. Aroma was a bit yeasty with a little bit of banana. The taste was crisp and matching of the aroma. A bit too bitter for my tastes but better than your average beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Cloudy yellow body topped by a creamy white head. Lacing is excellent. This beer looks very nice. Pleasant yeasty fruity aroma. Flavor is quite nice, fruity, peaches and citrus. Somoe bitterness develops towards the end. Body is medium and smooth. A very nice brew worthy of its Trappist label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a nice thick white head. Nice aroma of banana and spices. Mouthfeel was full. Citrus fruits and banana. This was a really nice beer, but the aroma was def the best part!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10147) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2004 Very hazy, yellow ale with a large, fizzy, white head. Good retention. Great lacing. There's a lot going on in the aroma and flavor. Tons of spice, banana, zest of orange, etc. Full-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Lengthy, crisp, dry finish. Complex brew... to say the least! Thanks to bierkonig for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2004
As light as an unfiltered wheat. As light as a snowflake. Yeasty nose and citrus flavor. My opinion the lightest of all of the Trappest ales. Refreshing.

   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.

   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.

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