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RATINGS: 1424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (758) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
bottled. pours a hazy golden color. soapy thick head, vanished quickly. aroma of white wine, yeast, pickels. taste yeasty, marginal white wine, a bit dry hops, some sweetness, good alcohol. overall a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Orange color. Fruit, yeast and sugar aromas. Taste of fruits, yeast, slight alcohol and some hops and spices, leading to a balanced, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1378) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
33cl bottle. Semi-hazy pale orange with a thin white head. Notes of Belgian yeast, white bread, copper and overripe fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation and a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1791) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle from Table and Vine. Poured into a goblet. A murky golden orange color with a very frothy off white head that settles to a thick creamy lace. This drinks like a standard tripel, but with a lot more complexity. Dry fruity yeast aromas and flavor. Lots of spicy hop bitterness. Light honey sweetness. Long dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Studoffsky (90) - POLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Doskonały aromat – owoce o białym miąższu (gł. dojrzałe jabłko), pieprz, mandarynka i liście kaffiru (!), trochę Brettów. Typowe dla triple’a mocne wysycenie i solidna, powoli opadająca piana. Smak mniej atrakcyjny od zapachu – subtelny, gładki, słodowo-cierpki, finisz chmielowo-ziołowy. Trochę mu jeszcze brakuje do trapistowskiego topu ale bardzo dobre piwo braciszkowie uwarzyli.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (1027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
Flaska rose red cafe, brygge. Gyllengul kulör. Örtig doft med hö, belgojäst och aprikos. Fuktig smak med äpple, färskt hö och örter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (1177) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016

0.33 bottle.
A hazy, dark copper color and a large, thin, white head. Aroma is sweet, spicy, malty, yeasty, but also a bit tacky. Taste is sweet, malty and spicy as well as mediocre. A medium body, a creamy texture, and a soft to average carbonation. Finish is relatively long, not particularly awesome. Overall the beer is alright, somehow not my cup of tea.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (444) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle into a tulip. Pours a cloudy medium amber, with a moderate white head that lasts.Good lacing. Nose is fruit and yeast. Taste is fruit up front, with some hop bitterness towards the medium length finish. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (863) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, orange and spices.

Appearance:
Hazy golden beer with a medium white head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium sweet with malts, Belgian yeast, orange and spices.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense and balanced, but lacks depth and complexity. Just an average Belgian Strong Ale, but that still means it is pretty damn tasteful.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (756) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2016
Looks great dark gold. Light sweet aroma. High carbonation, sweet frosted flakes, after nice dry bitterness. Really classic blonde. Satisfying filling and tasty.


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