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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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1684) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a thick frothy foamy white head. Aroma of apricot, apple and honey. Sour and sweet taste. Medium body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (345) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Butelka, warka do 14/07/16. zolto-pomaranczowe, nieprzejrzyste, z bardzo obfita, poczatkowo ladna piana. Piana powoli dosc opada, jednak w brzydki sposob - coraz wieksze pecherzyki, robi sie mydlana i niezapieknie zostaje na szkle. Ale to szczegol :) Aromat bardzo mily, rzeklbym mocno triplowy (mimo, ze RB okresla to jako Belgian Strong Ale a producent jako po prostu Blonda). Czuc w aromacie zarowno slodkawa slodowosc, jak i owocowosc glownie mocne banany i brzoskwinie, rowniez trappistowskie drozdze. Intensywny i mily aromat. Wyczuwalny w nim jest rowniez alkohol, ale nie drazni (to o tyle zaskakujace, ze 8% na takie piwo to niewiele). Zaledwie slady przyprawowosci. Smak nieco mniej zlozony - sa wspomniane owoce, jest bardzo delikatna goryczka, jest zbozowosc, jest lekka ziemistosc. I rowniez jest stosunkowo dlugo odczuwalny alkohol zmieszany z delikatna goryczka. Niemniej smak rowniez bardzo pozytywnie. Polwytrawne, wysokie wysycenie. Dobre piwo, jedno z tanszych trappistow. Zaskakujaco orzezwiajace - byc moze zasluga wysokiej owocowosci i wysycenia? mozna powtorzyc za jakis czas z czytsym sumieniem :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (744) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2015
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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sblsimone85 (334) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (412) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (265) - 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

   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)

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