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RATINGS: 1360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YigSvartka (238) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
Translucent cloudy gold with a frothy white head. Potent yeast, malt, banana, bubblegum, spice, and tart citrus fragrance. Full bodied. Yeasty bliss as expected. Banana, bubblegum, cloves, mild hops, robust carbonation, and of course yeast. Delectable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hednom (114) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle 33 cl, pours a hazy golden colour with a white head, fruity aroma, smooth taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lokitje (161) - - JUN 6, 2015
Looks golden clear Ok foam some hops in the aroma fresh taste hops some hops on the aftertaste easily drinkable remains one of my favorites

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (444) - - JUN 6, 2015
Blond. Prima, beetje veel carbo. Blind geproefd. Tsja best wel moeilijk :) had wel de stijl goed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbonde (261) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
33cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@approx 12 degrees C. Pours ever so slightly misty golden with finger white head. Wonderful aroma of hay, grass, yest, bread and hoppy freshness. Medium body, moderate carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel from the tiny bubbles. Taste echoes the aroma: Malt, bread, citrus fruits, a hint of yeast and sweetness. Alchohol kept well in check but does manifest itself positively in the slightly bitter lingering aftertaste. Very well balanced beer and each mouthfull is slightly different than the one before it. Why are so few beers like this gem? Very, very good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (766) - - JUN 4, 2015
Fruits, malt, spices and some hops at the nose. Taste is malty with solid spicy background. Sour- bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (286) - FRANCE - JUN 2, 2015
Blonde à belle rondeur, douce et moelleuse, équilibrée à l?alcool modéré, très bonne. Bouteille 33cl bue à Le Bar belge, Maison-Alfort, France, le 26/05/2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Neptune (36) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Drank this one in Antwerpian pub. Appearance and nose are decent. The palate is what stands off - fresh and fruity, yet creamy and easily drinkable. High reccomendation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1122) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Hazy golden ale with yeasty fruit aroma flavour has some bannana and ripe fruits yeasty notes and quite sweet alcohol is smooth not harsh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1251) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
330ml bottle at home from Whole Food, Giffnock (£2.69):
Appearance wise this beer was okay and the smell wasn’t particularly interesting but the taste of this one was exceptional and the balance was excellent as well. Despite coming in at 8% abv. the alcohol content was remarkably well hidden and the beer went down very easily with a light, sweet and fruity taste that was distinctly Belgian with some yeast and plenty of spices coming through from the start.

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