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RATINGS: 1400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Beer 4 of O’brien’s Trappist Tasting 2/3/07. Pours gold with a thin head, light and sweet smell. The taste is slightly bitter with a hoppy punch in the mouth. Decent but not amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2007
Very aromatic tripel. Looks good , smells good and tastes good! Yeasty/fruity aroma, well attenuated and balanced. Hops gets through easily. Huge, filling mouthfeel and slighly sweet finish. A very well made beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 Effing amazing. I don’t care what the consensus rates this beer; the consensus is an ass. I loooove expertly done Tripels, and this presents like a Tripel, not some generic "Belgian Strong." It’s about as delectable as any Tripel I’ve had. I never knew the meaning of "rocky head" until this one piled upon itself in all its topographical glory. Lacing is aggressive. Appearance points shall duly oveflow into the overall score. This one mellowed up on me towards the end of the glass. 1/10 a point off for that, but still.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
probably my fav blond, yeasty fruity nose, golden with some sediment, cloudy, decnt white head, yeasty citric slightly fruty flavour, good mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2007
large dense fine head. Very sticky to the glass. Clear blond beer. Aroma dominated by hops but not overwelming. Sweet malty taste. Medium carbonation. The aftertaste remains for a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3881) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
golden in color, nice flavour of a strong belgian. veryvery well balanced. hops are spices throughout. well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2007
330 ml bottle. Crystal clear amber colour with a really tall white fluffy head that clings to the glass. Acidic sharp citrus aroma. Brettanomyces. Delicious crisp aroma. High carbonation level. Crisp malty flavours balanced by light sourish and hoppy flavours. Quite dry. Finishes slightly mouthpuckering with a drying sensation. Grassy, sparkling and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
01jimmen (9) - umea, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
The first trappist I ever tasted and it blew me away!A lovely gloden colour and a nice white head!Of course very fruity,flouery fresh beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4258) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle at home. Light golden with a very large white head, excellent lacings. Aroma heavy malty (fruity, sdalt), light hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet, light bitter. Medium body, strong in alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (5169) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colour, quite a decent offwhite head. Herbal hop aroma, strong notes of sweet vegetables and cheese combined with hints of coriander. Sweet cheese flavours, also coriander and herbs. I cannot say I like this, despite the complexity of flavours. I even seem to remember it to be more pleasant and harmonious at a previous occasion.

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