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RATINGS: 1437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A pale, strong, fruity, hoppy Trappist ale from one of Belgiumís six official abbey breweries. Achel 8į is hard to find even in Belgium; in the U.S. itís 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 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 Iíve 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 (40865) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Golden color, with a large white head. Aroma, yeasty, sweet, fruity . Medium bodied. Taste is very hoopy, i like it very much, nice bitterness. A really good trappist !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2007
Yer average pale orange with a large coarse-bubbled head and decent lacing. Fruity, floral and sweet aroma. Taste leaned to the sweet side, subdued hops. Lively mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Pours a hazy golden color with a huge foamy head. A lot of sediment in this one. The aroma is fruit and musty yeast. This is everything I desire in a Belgian blond. Not to spicy not too sweet. Notably the hoppiest authentic trappist. So complex and full of flavor. A must try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle. Golden, slightly hazy, with a big white head. The foam is impressive!. Fruity, alcohol, spicy aroma. Some citrus? Medium body. quite short after taste. A good blonde overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Hazy golden beer with nice off-white head. Noticeable sediment Spicy and fruity aroma that matches the flavor. Very good blond.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 This beer hits clean and refreshing while being full flavoured right on the nail. So easy to drink that anybody could enjoy it, yet flavorful enough to where those who appreciate good beer can be impressed. Slight apple tones with a great creamyness.

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