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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (300) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
Beer in the glass shows the classic look of a Tripel with a white gold head and an intense aroma rich in yeast, hops and some citrus. In the mouth, floral and citrus notes with a dry finish, slightly bitter and alcoholic. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1172) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
Típica blond, dolça i amb tons acaramelats. molt bona. Típica blond, dulce y con toques acaramelados, muy buena.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
33cl bottle from Biermarkt. Don Mills, ON. Alc. 8% Vol. Pours a hazy deep golden colour with two finger of lasting white head. Complex fruity aroma but oranges, peaches, and cherries are pronounced. Taste matches aroma. Lively carbonation. Medium Oily body with a crisp finish. Lacing clings to the side of the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (555) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 21.11.14. Pours hazy dark golden with off white head. The head stays. Aroma is fresh fruits, yeast, and spices. Taste is sweet, fresh fruits, lemon, malt, some bitterness in the background. Finish is sweet and fruity bitter with some spices. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: very drinkable and well balanced, very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Xstream (158) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2014
Nothing special. Mild fruitiness, some funky metal and a bitter hoppy finish. Just before the finish there’s a nice smoothness though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (637) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Golden with small white head. Aroma of honey and grain. Medium body, some sweetness, grain, and a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (308) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with a lot of head. Pretty soapy, unappealing aroma, however not a bad tasting beer at all. A little bit of fruit, with a lot of Belgian yeast. A little spice on the finish. Well hidden alcohol. Overall a good tasting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (880) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
Wonderful pleasing nose. Aroma of malts, spicy yeast, straw, orange, spices. Flavour is yeasty, sweetish, fruity and spicy. Nicely balanced and complex. Belgian Trappist elegance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeebon (168) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Pours with a thick fluffy white head, smell is yeast and slightly fruity. Taste wise it reminds me of a stronger version of Leffe Blond. Shame I drank it in between two other utterly godly beers in a session yesterday so perhaps I wasn’t so impressed by comparison. Still, a decent drop!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JeyAre (137) - - APR 23, 2014
Really a soft Belgian one. Still taste and smell Belgian but the taste is so much smoother and softer! Very good overall!

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