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RATINGS: 1417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GioPiso (20) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2016
Different in appearance from other Trappist, looks almost like a lager. Very nicely balanced, and incredibly easy to drink for an 8%. Another great Trappist beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (531) - Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a light golden color with a slight haze and a fairly large white head. Aroma is hay, bread, Belgian yeast, and some spice with some fruitiness. Taste follows, with some banana notes. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darbeer75 (396) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Aroma: lightly malty with some honey undertones; Appearance: hazy blond with fluffy white head that dissipates slowly; good lacing; Taste: sweet and slightly yeasty/wheaty; fruity; Palate: medium body with long, sweet finish; Overall: very pleasant; would buy again when wanting a light, sweet Belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle from Koht. BB 12.11.2016. Wants to jump out the bottle upon opening... Pours slightly hazy golden with a creamy white, persistent and lacing head. The aroma is grainy-wheaty-yeasty-fruity. Bubblegum in retronasals, tastes sweet with a citric bitter finish. Crisp, light and refreshing on the palate. Really nice soothing warmth, but not at all boozy, in fact, the drinkability of this is awesome. Very good overall, but falls short of my expectations. I guess it would be better more fresh - at points I got some near strange hints in the aroma. Dunno, considering the price tag, I’d stick with Tripel Karmeliet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aherbelste (72) - - FEB 19, 2016
Pretty good blond. Quality decreases with the later sips. Too much carbonation, but it is equilibrated with the light body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Aroma: grain, bread malts, caramel, yeast, citrus fruits, sweet orange. Appearance: clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: caramel, toffee, light bitters coming up, alcohol, bitter sweet oranges. Overall: nice Belgian Strong Ale, well-balanced, decent complexity in aroma and palate. Bottle at The Dove, South Hackney.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (860) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2016
F: big, long lasting, white. C: hazy, golden. A: malty, lemon, fruity, dusty, yeasty, spicy. T: malty sweet together with lemony hoppy bitterness, some spicy, dry fruits, honey-herbal, green pepper, melon, almost light body, lively carbonated, classical good Trappist, worth to try.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1121) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 1, 2016
0.33l bottle. Clear golden body, huge, rocky white head. Aroma of bread, hay, pears, orange zest and some spices. Taste of sweet bread, orange zest, nutmeg and a significant amount of earthy, grassy hops. Medium bodied and fizzy. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trolleo (1240) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2016
Hazy golden color, medium sized white head. Sweet, hint of banana, some metallic notes. Taste is way too sweet, also mild banana. Sweet banana finish. Medium body, lively, too agressive carbonation. Overrated. //bottle at Craft Room

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (586) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 24, 2016
330 ml bottle at Bossa Nova, Chania Greece. Pours a golden blond color, slightly hazy color, with a big white head. Aromas of caramel, sugar, bread. taste is definitely on the sweet side, with sugar, caramel, honey, yeasty spicy notes, some biscuit. Body is medium with medium to high carbonation.


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