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RATINGS: 1346   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle->Trappist. Brite copper with huge fluffy white head. A: citrus, stone fruit, yeast. T: slightly tart yeast and citrus, clove. Lively. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
11.2 oz bottle at home. Pours a hazy golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, very fruity, citrus, peach, apple, even a hint of floral character, finish was a hint soft, but this is a decent enough beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
A really beautiful and impressive foam appears after pouring. It has also a nice aroma where the fruit is the predominant factor. In tastes are a little citrus, peach and other sweet indefinable fruit. Tends to work out, but a long aftertaste of malt sweetness and fruit impart a different and in particular very pleasant experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
karpik (259) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Typical Belgian yeast aroma - spices, peach, banana. Pours golden with nice white head. Taste is medium sweet, quite fruity, citrus. Alcohol well hidden only slightly warms the throat, easy drinking. Overall very good Belgian blond.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (426) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle from Plonk. Almost clear pale straw with beautiful white head. beautiful appearance. Belgian yeast fruity esters. High carbonation, a hint of sweetness leads into a dry, moderately bitter finish with a hint of warming alcohol. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (280) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 13, 2015
Clear golden colour, huge white head. Spycie aroma, belgian yeast, citrus, floral hops. Complex round flavour. Yeast, spices, fruits and hops. I've an hard time to put names on what I'm tasting. Medium finish, first sweet then comes a dry bitterness. Medium body and carbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (346) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
0,33 l bottle from belgiuminabox, bottled in july 2014 (one year old). Clear, golden yellow with a huge, creamy, stable, white head. Intense, fruity-yeasty aroma of citrus, peach, banana, vanilla, honey and straw. Sweetish, fruity-yeasty taste of citrus, banana, peach, vanilla, honey and straw. Medium long, quite hoppy, yeasty, minimally metallic and a little warming finish. Medium body, very creamy and effervescent mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation. A delicious brew with a fantastic mouthfeel. Superbly balanced and super smooth. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samzim (347) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Scent of honey, coriander, and orange. Clear gold colour. Sweet caramel front with notes of apple and vanilla, with a mild bitter finish. Medium in body and carbonation. A very tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2221) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy golden body with a thick white head. Lively carbonation. Lots of lacing. Aroma of salted lime, white bread, flower petals, caramel and lemon. Flavour of coriander, pear, lemon sorbet and white sugar. Barely a hint of the ABV. Medium body with a frothy texture. An amazing beer, incredibly easy drinking for the strength.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huuug (4) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
Tastes like the Westmalle (origine) but softer, rounder, more balanced (if i remember westmalle correctly). Floral smelling hops, then a yeasty, peppery taste.

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