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RATINGS: 1424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
decenthazy yellow body with a sizable head staying on top. The flavor is mostly just a sweet malt flavor. The alcohol is noticable in it, which makes up most of the bite to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18115) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2004
Hazt golden, nice white head. Malty and fruity aroma from plums and some pear.Flavor is yeasty and spicy with fruity notes from peach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 Bottle. Hazy brown colour with a big white head. Spicy fruity aroma and taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Thin layer of foam on top of a cloudy amber brew that has lotsa’ stuff floating in it.Hoppy,fruity spicy aromas blended together make this beer a joy just to smell.The taste is just as complex as the aroma with the fruits and spices caressing my tastebuds.This is a great after-exercise beer as it is so refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2004
Pours a rich golden honey colour with a thin everlasting head and plenty of floaties jostling about. Aromas of honey, pepper, corriander, and fresh apples to name a few. The taste is nice and pure belgian strong ale with hints of banana, pepper, apples and a nice hoppiness combined with a lingering finish. Man I love belgian strong ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2004
33 cl. bottle. Served in Westmalle chalice. Hazy gold (lots of floaties); moderate head. Full, sweetly citrusy taste with a nice, lasting finish. Nicely assertive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2004
Golden hazy colour. Very full trappist ale that really fills your mouth. Sweet, spicy, fruity, and obviously bitter. Not bad at all but certainly not my favourite trappist ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2004
bottled: trying to finish up the trappists...only westy to go. not as impressed with this one. typical tripel or whatever they call this. pours just like the picture. wheat citrus fruit notes in the nose. at first the taste was bitter and alcohol sweet (only 8%). as the beer warmed a little the alcohol flavor subsided or my palate got used to it. bringing out more of the rock candy wheat spicy banana notes. okay but not leaving me yurning for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 Poured a hazy yellow color with an average white head and lots of floating yeast chunks. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, citrus and spice. Light sweet lemony start balanced by a slightly bitter peppery finish and a long lightly bitter grape skin aftertaste. Complex, but subtle and not overwhelming like some belgians. $

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Brewtopia’04. All sorts of bubblegummy Belgian yeastiness. Spices all over the place. This beer is deeply complex and ridiculously balanced. Big, appropriate alcohol presence. Hop spices come on strong with temperature. Leathery and a tad cloying, cut by some lemon. Really nice, very complex beer.

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