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A pale, strong, fruity, hoppy Trappist ale from one of Belgiums six official abbey breweries. Achel 8 is hard to find even in Belgium; in the U.S. its 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
2015-04-19 - This is a very nice beer, although it is in a simple bottle, it has a very sofisticated taste!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryantaylor22 (1) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015 does not count
Surprisingly crisp, sweet to the taste, but not sweet, mostly a dry and tangy effect. Very delicious and a well crafted blond. Color and appearance are great, with an endless carbonation bubble from the bottom of the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (744) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Bottle - hazy golden with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma of cloves, wheat, yeast and a little alcohol. Taste of cloves, earth, grassy and slight sourness with yeast and light bitterness in the finish. Soapy, dry mouthfeel with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (332) - - APR 18, 2015
Pours a hazy amber body with a large lasting head. Yeasty aroma. Creamy taste with malty tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChtiBreizh (123) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 13, 2015
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Beautiful apperance. Golden with a creamy white head. Aromas are banana-like typical for belgian yeast, and citrus. Compared to other trappists it is quite dry and not too boozy. Quite carbonated. Not very complex but not cloying at all. A good compromise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Wilburs. Appearance: finger white head, golden color, cloudy, Aroma: grassy, lemon, Belgian yeast, bready, light alcohol aroma. Palate: light body, alcohol thinness and warming on the end slightly, low to moderate carbonation. Taste: sweet fruit with light lemon and caramel, going into a slight grassy hops profile with light bitterness that gives way to a stronger alcoholic nature. Overall, very enjoyable, hops with the alcohol balance this beer out very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hesiodus (29) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
Some fruits, alcohol, spicy, looks golden, clear, with white head, taste sweet bitter, fizzy carb. enjoyed this beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McSherman (311) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
Honigfarben, fast klar mit starker Schaumbildung. Leicht s, recht bitter. Insgesamt gut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nasmith003 (143) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Light clove aroma with a slight yeast hint. Staw color. Nice balance between malt and hops with a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1008) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Aroma of cloves and fruit, pours a cloudy gold color with a well laced white head. Medium body, creamy feel with a taste of clove and fruit with a pleasant Belgian yeast finish.

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