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RATINGS: 1433   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2007
YIKES the pour well um didn’t look good there was a full 3/4" of sedimentation at the bottom of my glass HUGE chunks. But i drank it anyway. Was an orange color with good head. Aroma was very yeasty go figure and hoppy. Flavor yeast candi sugar and something like grass hops but not the same. this one was okay scary but okay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
330 mL bottle. Clear honey yellow eith a huge fluffy white head. Aroma of fruit, banana, cloves, yeast, and alcohol. Thick smooth mouthfeel and a bright palate. Tastes of fruit and a hint of malt with a sweet bready and spicy finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Taste again for rating. Golden color, with a large white head. Aroma, yeasty, sweet, fruity . Medium body. Hoppy tatse, good balance with the bitterness. My favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (3737) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 01/08/07, Trappist tasting at my place, savoured on March 9 2007; eye: nice compact creamy off-white head, golden, no effervescence, suspended matter, lacing; nose: wheat, grainy malt, lightly fruity; mouth: light pepper, alcohol, well-balanced, nice enjoyable bitterness, light grapefruit, nice creamy and enjoyable finale in grainy malt and light fruitiness, creamy texture, medium body, light carbonation, light bitterness FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 01/08/07, soirée Trappiste chez nous, savourée le 9 mars 2007; oeil : belle mousse crémeuse compacte de couleur blanc cassé, dorée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, matière en suspension, dentelle; nez : froment, malt granuleux, légèrement fruitée; bouche : léger poivre, alcool, bel équilibre, belle amertume, léger pamplemousse, belle finale crémeuse et agréable en malt granuleux et légèrement fruitée, texture crémeuse, corps moyen, légèrement carbonatée, légèrement amère

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle. The smell of cheese, yeast and hops, a little bit of acid (but not in a bad way), the smell of bread comes after 1-2 minutes. A huge frothy white head, excellent lacing and fully lasting. Cloudy body, rather dark orange. Moderate acidic flavor, long duration. The blond has a medium body, a oily texture and a izzy carbonation. Quite interesting belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2007
0.33 l bottle. Deep golden color with fluffy head. Sweetish aroma with tart fruitiness, clove and some alcohol. Dryer flavor with pepper, clove and some musty-woody notes. Dry bitter-woody finish. Very highly carbonated, needs a goblet and some time to dissipate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Cloudy pale body with suspended, globular yeast and a medium-sized white head. The aroma is moderately sweet, candi sugar, golden raisins, light banana, bread and honey. The flavor is slightly sweet, herbal hops, raisins, peach, honey and dough. Medium body is incredibly soft with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
Fuity aroma, orange peel.Thick white cloudy head. Straw yellow, plenty of bubbles rising. Spicy, floral flavor. I got clove, and an earthy taste. Soft bitterness. Too much carbonation. Lightly sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
HapyAcid (4) - IRELAND - JUN 7, 2007 does not count
33cl bottled poured into a Westmalle chalice glass. Served from a cool fridge, 07/06/07. Appearance: Cloudy, light orange. Thick white head. Pleasent Looking beer. Aroma: Bitter and Sour. Taste: As the aroma, bitter and sour. Found it quite similar to Orval. Mouth feels much fizz. Very lively beer to drink. Verdict: Definatly not the best trappist I’ve tasted but thats just me. Try this if you lke Orval or Boon Geuze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours clear orange with a huge crispy head. Aroma yeasty, earth and fruity with caramel malt base beneath. Flavour starts sweet caramel, going into a complex fruit palate before the yeast becomes appearant. Finish holds a strong spiced bitterness with a clear alcohol presence. Certainly not one of my favourite trappists.

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