SinH4 (729) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden color with huge and stable head. Aroma of fruits, orange, rather fresh, spicy yeasts. Taste is smooth, fruity, bready-biscuity, warming, balanced. Slight bitterness in the finish. Carbonation is very present, but not crisp and not aggressive as in many other Belgian Strongs/Tripels. A fine-quality brew, well executed. Delicious, it just lacks a bit of complexity.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly clouded yellow with off-white head 1.5 inches thick, medium-fine coarseness, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is light lemon, orange, sweet hay, fresh sour dough bread, touch of farm and grain underneath. Body is light, watery/ a tad bit oily, moderate-to-heavy carbonation of medium-fine coarseness with strong burn. Flavor is lemon, hay, light dry biscuit, whole-grain bread, a touch of green twiggy herbs. Overall, a decent Belgian ale, not as crisp tasting as some of the best varieties, in my opinion, yet leaning in that direction.
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from michiga, shared with my special pals at club W in Norwalk, pours hazy orange with white head, this stuf is incredible, love it
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amarelo dourado, espuma volumosa e persistente. Turva. Aroma de frutas amarelas, e uma certa criticidade, amargor baixo crescente. Corpo médio. aftertaste doce e aquecedor.
sblsimone85 (334) - USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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ttroha (412) - Americus, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Ysok02 (248) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Cluniac (68) - - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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)
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
Gerardgathier (511) - - DEC 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.