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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
The youngest of the trappist breweries, at least if one does not consider the fact that they had been brewing up till 1918; this triple version shows a yellowish, delicately lacing foam above a warm orange-blonde colour, near bright but still a bit veiled, with quiet sparkling; aroma spicy and malty with hints of pink grapefruit, freshly grated ginger, pineapple, bread dough, old cheese, honey, thyme and damp clothes; taste begins citrussy with some sweet, exotic fruit, mineral, quickly overwhelmed by a soft, pils- and caramel-like maltiness, ever so slightly nutty, vividly spicy accents, aftertaste leafy and somewhat peppery hoppy, medium in length with a hint of gin-like alcohol, but nowhere astringent or disturbing. Clearly more balanced than ten years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (226) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Appearance with amber color, cloudy liquid and high foaming (excellent belgian lacing). Fruity and caramel aroma. TSeet and fruity flavor with alcohol properly inserted. Taste sour and bitter. Excellent tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1001) - USA - JUL 8, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Delhaize, Brussels. Blonde Trappist style ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simonblaine (330) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Drank from bottle. Sweet, sugary, tasty. Not sure I could do lee than one. I enjoyed it tho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (941) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 1, 2014
(Bottle 0,33l)
Aroma : Sweet, yeasty, spicy, light fruity.
Appearance : Cloudy yellow color. Huge, long lasting, rocky, white head.
Taste : Medium sweet, spicy alcoholic.
Palate : Full body. Sticky texture. Long warm, light astringent finish.
Overall : Nice and warming trappist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
It has a hazy yellow/orange colored body with lots of carbonation rising up to the head. The just off white head is very tall and thick like a meringue. It is very slow fading and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma has an earthy and bready yeast like character with a touch of funk (horse blanket) and spicy hops. The flavor has the same funky bready yeast character from the aroma but with hints of fruity apple and pear notes. On the palate it has a smooth creamy texture with mild carbonation and the finish has a touch of spicy hop flavor and light bitterness for some balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (633) - - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Brussel. Golden color, slightly hazy with a foamy white head. Aroma of yeast, sweet biscuits and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CharlyBeer (102) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2014
Très très bonne blonde, en plus une trappiste! L’étiquette serait surement à changer mais le contenu surement pas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeroenhensen (218) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Thuis gedronken. Een van de laatste trappisten die ik moest drinken. Een prima blond bier, maar niet echt een overtuigende smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pepinis (54) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2014
Dorada y turbia con una muy buena formación de espuma y persistencia que destaca en el aroma por sus notas frutales y en el paladar por sus notas de malta, levadura y suave presencia alcohólica. Buen cuerpo y buena carbonatación junto con un retrogusto muy dulce. Una trapista muy rica e interesante.

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