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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Shiny golden body with a thick white head. Aroma is full of fruitness and spicy yeast esters, subtle honey and malt notes. Yeasty taste, sweet fruits, light grassy. Sweet and spicy finish with a light bitterness. Tickling carbonation. 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoaquimLuiz (21) - - AUG 21, 2014
Coloração dourada acobreada. Espuma fina, branca, muito duradoura. Aroma frutado e herbáceo discretos, com predomínio de compotas. Paladar maltado com certo amargor, sem exageros, com corpo e carbonatação leve a médio, álcool muito bem inserido. Retrogosto discretamente amargo, com boa persistência. Agradável, equilibrada, porém inferior a Duvel e Delirium Tremens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (781) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Purchased online from Beautiful Beers, drunk at home. Light gold, plentiful carbonation. Big, big thick white head. Aroma dominated by clove and cinnamon, a bit of buttered toast. A slightly sharp scent I’m not crazy about in the background. Sweet and spicy honeyed taste. Not cloying but not especially exciting either. Finish is warm and alcoholic. A bitter, slightly acrid finish. By Trappist standards this is pretty low, but by any other standard it’s very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
Een lekker blond trappistje, niet de beste, maar zeker en vast een aanrader om eens te proberen, je gaat niet teleurgesteld worden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (218) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Honey, yeast, somewhat earthy, floral. Sweetish with a dry alcoholic warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Clear golden, frothy white head. Arima is fruity, yeasty, a little earthy. I also get malt and some light caramel. Flavour is sweet and strong, dried fruit and warming alcohol. Carb is lively, nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (304) - LATVIA - JUL 20, 2014
Sweet mild aroma. Amber, bit cloudy with rich white cap. Soury - bitter taste with some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3462) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of fruits, hops, peach, sweets, honey and hops. A flavor of honey, herbs, spice, earth, dusty, bitter and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (1801) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
The youngest of the trappist breweries, at least if one does not consider the fact that they had been brewing up till 1918; this triple version shows a yellowish, delicately lacing foam above a warm orange-blonde colour, near bright but still a bit veiled, with quiet sparkling; aroma spicy and malty with hints of pink grapefruit, freshly grated ginger, pineapple, bread dough, old cheese, honey, thyme and damp clothes; taste begins citrussy with some sweet, exotic fruit, mineral, quickly overwhelmed by a soft, pils- and caramel-like maltiness, ever so slightly nutty, vividly spicy accents, aftertaste leafy and somewhat peppery hoppy, medium in length with a hint of gin-like alcohol, but nowhere astringent or disturbing. Clearly more balanced than ten years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (207) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Appearance with amber color, cloudy liquid and high foaming (excellent belgian lacing). Fruity and caramel aroma. TSeet and fruity flavor with alcohol properly inserted. Taste sour and bitter. Excellent tripel.

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