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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (644) - 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 (159) - 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 (714) - 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 (384) - 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 (1044) - 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 (172) - 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 (206) - - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thompson (322) - - APR 16, 2014
Sampled from bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Yellow to orange colour....white head....Smell and taste malts, yeast, lightly fruity and some spices..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (213) - Odder, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
From 33 cl bottle. Aroma of some earthy and grassy hops. Pours hazy yellow with foamy white head. Tiny head lasting. Moderate bitter, balanced with some sweetness. Little sourness. Finish is bitter and sweet. Watery body and lively carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mircoas (82) - ITALY - APR 15, 2014
buona birra anche se in realtà mi aspettavo di meglio. Good but nothing else.

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