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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2015
Amarelo dourado, espuma volumosa e persistente. Turva. Aroma de frutas amarelas, e uma certa criticidade, amargor baixo crescente. Corpo médio. aftertaste doce e aquecedor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sblsimone85 (328) - USA - JAN 11, 2015
Ottima nel suo genere, blonde fresca beverina e profumata pur avendo ben 8 gradi alcolici. A tratti frutta gialla e mielosa. Ottimo corpo e perfetto equilibrio. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (403) - Americus, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham. Pours transparent gold with white head. Aroma of citrus, fruity and yeast. Tastes of passion fruits, bread and booze. Aftertaste of booze and a hint of bitter hops. Damn good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (204) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2015
Belle robe ambrée. Un belle bière, riche et puissante avec une finale assez amère mais équilibrée. Une bière bien faite mais assez simple dans le monde des trappistes

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cluniac (68) - - DEC 31, 2014
Bought Achel 8 bottle at the local Mitra store in NL. Refreshing beer for 8%abv. Appearance is a deep honey color that is appealing, and the head retention plus lacing is well above average. The aroma is pleasant, but not great for me. Taste is quite hoppy and a bit spicy with a slight bitter aftertone. Beer is very palatable for 8% and drinks easily- not boozy at all. Overall this is a very good trappist, but not my favorite blond/tripel. The flavors dont come out overly complex. For me, and there is no wow factor or uniqueness like ive had with other beers (e.g rochefort or st bernadus)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle @ Le Poechenellekelder in Brussels. Pours golden with a dense white head. Hoppy aroma. Bready, fruity, some sweetness and a dry bitter finish. Well balanced. An excellent blonde. Paired well with tête pressée and cheese!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - DEC 27, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (77) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
Citrus sinasappel perzik aroma heerlijk fruitig zacht. Immense carbonatie die wild en krachtig is on the zien. Prachtige schuimkraag end mooi gouden heldere kleur. Prachtig om te zien. Een van de zachtere trappisten een echte dorstlesser. Immense fruitige citrus smaak en een zachte warme bitter met bite in de afdronk. Tikkeltje teveel alcohol in de afdronk merkbaar aanwezig. Geweldige Trappist om mee te beginnen! Doet denken aan tremens en straffe hendrik

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (804) - - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 33cl flesje bij Kaffee Naovenant, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in blanco bokaal UiterlIjk: goudblond met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: fruitig, moutig, zoetig, bittertje Conclusie: lekkere trappist, moeilijk te definiëren qua smaak

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoigniew (67) - Łęczna, POLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Wygląd jak na moje gusta bez zarzutu choć te pływające drobiny na dnie po ostrożnym laniu nie powinny się znajdować. W aromacie głównie słodowe, ponadto zbożowo-trawiaste, łąkowe. W smaku delikatna kwaskowość, spora goryczka, posmak owocowo-szampański. Piwo cholernie pijalne. Dobry i poprawny trappist blonde - ale piłem lepsze.


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