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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (917) - 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 (600) - - 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 (99) - 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 (217) - 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 (51) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (387) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. A: candied plum, spicy, clove. T: apple, clove, sweet fruity light finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins. Pours a murky yellow orange appearance with a white head. The aroma is quite nice. Very floral. Lemon, lilies, and minerals. Nice yeasty notes. Soft mouth feel. Somewhat chewy malts. Maybe a touch past its prime but still has some vibrant fruity and yeasty notes. Oranges and tangerines. Dull banana flavor. A bit bready. Fairly high carbonation. Quite smooth at 8%. This was very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (370) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours light, hazy golden with a quickly disappearing white head. Light smell of yeast and sweet malts with some spices. Taste is lots of malts, belgian yeast, very light sweet fruits, noble hops. Good, mildly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (338) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Appearance- golden, a bit cloudy, a big pillowy white head which hangs around for a while. Aroma- malts, cereal hints, spices, lemons. Taste- a full mouthfeel, hop bitterness, malt backbone, spices, fruity, some yeast, almost a sweetness in the middle of the mouth. Very tasty.

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