jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like honey, though not in the sense that it pours slowly and thick, but that the color is amber blond, looks like solidified fat - no impurities. Huge frothy white head, aroma of light fruits and grasses. Flavor is biting, long, and smooth. Very very nice!
thomat (3170) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with a heavy white head.Fruity, herbal and malty notes. Some sweetness combined with yeast.
Full bodied. A very nice strong ale !
altonbrownd (5290) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cafe Zotte. Orange colour Ale with a fast-rising head. Taste of wheat, sweet, bubblegum even. Tangy, pinches the tongue. Alcohol taste a bit too pronounced. Harsh but also very good.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330mL Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, honeydew golden color with a thin layer of quickly dissipating, sudsy, brilliant white head. Lightly sweet aromas of caramel, cardomom seed, and a hint of mango. Lots of sticky light fruity esters with some spicy, cumin-like qualities. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel with an effervescent prickle. A light, sugar glazed breadiness starts out on a palate that reminds me of some freshly baked nisu. As the sweetness fades, more spicy yeast esters come out, and the cheeks begin to warm. The final smack leaves a pleasant herbal hop bitterness lingering on the dry palate. Pleasing, but not overly contemplative.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its a very likeable trappist. Light colored. Has that instant bubbly taste that immediately hits the tounge. An easy pleasent drink.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank in a trappist glass. Hazy golden poor with lots of sediments, creamy off-white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel and mangos with a distinct yeast smell. Very light creamy mouthfeel. Good dry finish but low carbonation. This can be a dangerous summer beer as it drinks to easily. Good all around with perfect balance. If i could describe this beer in one word, it would be "subtil".
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy gold in color with a rocky white head, and some great lacing. Aroma, some spices, yeasty, some floral notes, and some light fruits. Flavor, light bready malts, some sweetness in there, floral hops, some spice. Pretty good stuff.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 Bottle, 330 ml (bb09/05/08). Pale golden body with the slightest haze. Big fluffy lasting white head. Nice lacework. Astringent fruity aroma, citrus and spices with notes of floral hops. Predominant taste of pale dry malts and yeast, followed by nice sweet fruits, spices and delicate hops. Good body, Long dryish finish. A beer for my tastebuds... Gentlemen prefer blondes!
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a huge mostly lasting white head. Rich aroma and taste of malts, fruits and citrus. Nice semi bitter finish.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful beer that pours a hazy gold with a large, fluffy, white head. The aroma hits you during the pour. Sweet, yeast, pineapple, alcohol, and lemony citrus. Flavor is spicey. Has yeast, banana, floral, some wheat-like notes, and the pineapple shows up near the end. Finishes warm from the alcohol and has a citrus bite to it. Some earth tones also come through in the end. The body is medium and packed a bunch of crbonation into it. I really enjoyed the varying flavors presented here, though I would like them to blend together a little more. I don’t know why I put off trying Achel for so long.