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RATINGS: 1270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (111) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle of 33cl Good Trappist beer, but not the best one. Very fast taste, but nice palate and colour and great appearance (cloudy and very sparklin’ maybe too much for a trappist) ! Try it !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niknyk (3) - FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
Poured from 33 cl bottle. Nice, thick head. Some lacing. Golden colour with some haziness. Mild fruity aroma with a hint of citrus. Taste is fruity and floral with slight bitterness and citrus notes in the end. Despite the 8 ABV alcohol cannot be discerned. Medium body with average carbonation. Overall, not the best of the trappist beers, but an excellent beer neverthless that leaves me wanting for more.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Outlaw_Si (16) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Great beer. Typical Belgian Trappist but so well balanced. Very easy drinking, nice smooth floral, spicy and no real hint that it’s 8% abv. Could happily session this.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambro206 (146) - ITALY - OCT 15, 2014
Una perfetta trappista. Colore perfetto e schiuma persistente. Al naso si apre un eccellente bouquet di fiori e frutti a polpa bianca. In bocca il luppolo conferisce un gusto discretamente citrino e bilancia perfettamente l’abbondante maltazione. Nonostante l’alta gradazione la birra è piacevole e beverina.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (942) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice. A: Pours a pale yellow color, just a bit cloudy. Forms a huge thick, creamy fluffy white head. Good retention and many many chunks of foam and lacings left. Typical Tripel S: Complex smell. Sweet honey upfront. Fruity and bit citrus. Malts, Belgian yeasts and citrus hops T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront, honey, mainly. Candy sugar, malts and Belgian yeasts. A dry taste, in overall, followed by a citrus and reasonable hoppy bitter aftertaste M: Heavy creamy body and reasonable carbonation. Sweet upfront. Citrus bitter aftertaste D: Very drinkable. Authentic Belgian Triple. Authentic Trappist quality [ BA Review @ 11/12/2009 ]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (324) - - OCT 11, 2014
Light & hoppy with a thick white head. A refreshing almost lager-esque well-balanced grape champagne Belgium. Rated by BrewTom

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmagner (10) - - OCT 8, 2014
Aroma - nice aroma. A lot of hints of things like apricot, straw, yeast, etc. Appearance - great golden color. Taste - well balanced sweet upfront but leaning a bit toward bitter at the end. Palate - fizzy but not overwhelming. Overall - pretty damn good Belgian blonde.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Serapac (139) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden, almost amber with stable smooth white head. Malts, grass. oily structure, full body. Sweet taste turning faintly hoppy. Typical Belgian tripple, complex and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoret (116) - Badalona, SPAIN - OCT 2, 2014
Trippel de llibre, aromes i sabors molt equilibrats entre el malt (pa, grà, briox, caramel) el llúpol (herba, llimona) i el ferment (clau, ésters de taronja, plàtan, alcohol). Referescant i llarga pero molt bebible.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"nice doughey but light fruit aroma. big fluffy white head and great lacing. not overly spicy or yeasty. only a slight warming aftertaste lets you know it’s 8%. the fruit esters in the flavor are nice. a refreshing easy drinking trappist ale."


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