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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1557) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2015
Couleur jaune trouble, bonne mousse blanche. Fort nez malt fruité avec levures et houblons épicés. Gout fort fruité, levures et notes d’épices. Bon corps, aromes intenses en bouche. Fin longue fruitée et petite amertume.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erling1000 (227) - - MAR 15, 2015
An unfiltered amber trappist with white head. Aroma is malty, bread, spicy, fruity, complex yeasty. Taste is seeet and light bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4604) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a large white head.
Aroma: Fruit, citrus, caramel, alcohol, spices.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, spices, alcohol, yeast, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1238) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Floral hops and yeast in the aroma. The taste is a refreshing bitterness with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Poured from a 33cl bottle, 2009 vintage. The aroma is slightly musty, fruity esters, bready sweet malts. The flavor is honey sweet, bready, fruity esters. This is a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2146) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015

Lukt: Syrlige frukter, gress, citrus og noe eik.
Utseende: fin lys gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt hvitt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Noe syrlig smak av frukter og en liten anelse karamell i avslutningen.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Bryne, Nydt@Hjemme
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@8%, Når@21.02.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2246) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Rated from beer log from 2009 Belgian Trip.... Golden orange color with thick white foamy head... Not very aromatic, slight citrus aroma... Citrusy sweet flavor, but very subtle, not overwhelming... Finish is lightly sweet and gentle on palate... Not a very provocative beer, but very good nonetheless

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (647) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Lightly cloudy golden pour with a thick, lasting white head. Aroma is bready, sweet, a little fruity and spicy, some Belgian yeast. Flavour is fairly sweet, bready, yeasty, a bit dry with some warmth, just a touch of bitterness. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (731) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
Wow. Amazing that I found a bottle in Edmonton, AB (Canada). Hazy golden orange pour with a foamy white head that lasted the duration of the beer. This seriously stood up. A huge, complex profile that my review won?t do justice. If you see a bottle of this, purchase it. Initial flavours of fresh sourdough and yeast along with orange & lemon zest, coriander, breads, and wheat. Fades delicately into spices, herbs, nuts, bananas, and has a dry finish. Bubbly carbonation typical of bottle conditioning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tasurinchi (19) - ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours amber with medium-big head. Medium sweetness, lightly sour with a creamy body and a nicely balanced bitterness in the end. This one is a big surprise. For some reason I avoided it for a long while probably because of the ugly label (how superficial of me!). Now that I tasted it I cannnot stop drinkin’. Not a mountain of flavour but damn’ this is well balanced and subtle, and the worst of all (for my liver) incredibily drinkable. Probably the best trappist I’ve ever tried. I’m goin’down to the supermarket to buy another one, two, three... oh, please stop me!

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