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RATINGS: 1404   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2004
This is a really great session belgian. Light and fluffy, with some juicy tasting fruit flavors complimented nicely by the candi sugars. Nicely balanced, and zesty, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 11.2 oz bottle [Best before April 2005]: golden honeydew, with suspended flecks of yeast. . . extremely dense bright white icing. Banana cloves, flower petals, light airy dough and squishy soft lemons. Soft on the palate, while it tingles to every corner of my mouth. Full yeast constructs a dense chewy palate that is loaded with elegant pale malts, slightly tart lemon laced hops and silky vanilla icing. A sweet-resiny pepper finishes this gorgeous brew. 9/5/8/5/17
11.2 oz bottle [Best before February 2004, sampled end June 2005]: cloudy golden sunrise, with a thin, wispy head. Dusty, vanilla icing like aroma with sourdough, flower petals, and honey. Soft, only lightly carbonated palate with a tasty and peppery yeast. The palate is much more fluffy than the fresher version and the flavours are more rounded and subtle, here I would say fresher is a touch better flavour and I like the tingly palate more…9/4/7/4/16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Smooth. Light hops, sweet aroma. Very fruity. Cloudy light amber with creamy off-white head. Medium-heavy watery with medium-high carb. Sweet, light bitter start. Fruity with light-medium hops bitter. Very good finish, alcohol. Dry, light sweet after. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2005 Hazy orange golden beer with a nice and foamy head. Fresh fruity aroma with apple notes and a slight bite of alcohol. Flavor is sweet and fruity. Notes of oranges, apples, yeast and hay. Full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - MAY 7, 2004
This one has a nice cloudy, golden/yellow hue. The nose is yeasty, with hints of spice and coriander. Bubble-gum as well. Pleasant mouthfeel and carbonation level, with a minor alcohol hit on the aftertaste as well. Very tripel-like. Slight banana flavors. Straight-forward and excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2006 They *ruined* my bottle with a stupid huge, white gov’t warning label...aargh! BBD of 10/04 and served at c. 55f: It pours with a creamy head, and has a honey yellow, almost cream ale appearance with plenty of large chunk floaties; fruity, banana, pineapple, and citrus nose; nice, subdued, fruity, tangy and late, slight, bitter flavor; light phonelic presence with a balanced tart/hop/malt profile; it has a certain pepperyness and a bitter/sweet lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Pours with a pleasant orange color and a VERY marshmallowy head. It is slightly spicy and very nice in the mouth. Slightly spicy and a bit fruity. bananas? maybe a hint of citrus. The alcohol is there but balanced well. The finish is dryish and crisp. A very nice beer and I would recommend to anyone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2004
This was one of the best blonds that I have had. Very spicy with a pillowy white head on top of a golden/orange colored beer. Really worth trying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
Beer pours (in Corsendonk glass) a cloudy and medium orange-golden colored liquid with a generous amount of virgin white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a lingering film. Aroma is of bananna, and slight citrus. Flavor is of bannana, slight citrus, with a noticable, but slight hop, but ends crisp and clean, not really dry. Good beer. Sampled at 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2004
Pours a cloudy orangish-yellow with a nice white head. Has a nice sour orange and yeast nose. bread, banana, honey, and spice mix in the palate with a nice lasting finish. Very good.

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