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RATINGS: 1417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
e33d bottle pours orange with a white head. Aromas of banana candy sugar yeast and some slight straw and clove. Flavor is very sweet almost cloying. Body is medium light and finishes sweet


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (2132) - CROATIA - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva. Shared with Miro and Kova. Pours golden, white head. Perfumy, malty, spicy, yeast, fruit. Sweet. Finishes dry with some bitterness. Medium bodied. Can’t say I’m a fan of perfumy sweetish beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (640) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 24, 2016
Gyönyörű, borostyán színű ital, közepes és nagyon tartós habbal. Illata malátás, némi fűszeres, gyümölcsös beütéssel. Kissé savanykás, gyümölcsös, malátás alapíz, fanyar és szénsavas. Enyhén keserű. Utóíze hosszan tartó, kesernyés és gyümölcsös. Fincsi söröcske.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (2387) - Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle, 15/07/16. Pours a dark yellow with a good, white head. Aroma is very paechy, some yeast, apricot, quite grainy, pale malts. Taste is peach, dried fruit, yeast. Slight pale malt. You can feel the alcohol, but it’s hidden in the taste. Ethanol dries up the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (749) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
bottled. pours a hazy golden color. soapy thick head, vanished quickly. aroma of white wine, yeast, pickels. taste yeasty, marginal white wine, a bit dry hops, some sweetness, good alcohol. overall a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Orange color. Fruit, yeast and sugar aromas. Taste of fruits, yeast, slight alcohol and some hops and spices, leading to a balanced, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
33cl bottle. Semi-hazy pale orange with a thin white head. Notes of Belgian yeast, white bread, copper and overripe fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation and a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1749) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle from Table and Vine. Poured into a goblet. A murky golden orange color with a very frothy off white head that settles to a thick creamy lace. This drinks like a standard tripel, but with a lot more complexity. Dry fruity yeast aromas and flavor. Lots of spicy hop bitterness. Light honey sweetness. Long dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Studoffsky (90) - POLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Doskonały aromat – owoce o białym miąższu (gł. dojrzałe jabłko), pieprz, mandarynka i liście kaffiru (!), trochę Brettów. Typowe dla triple’a mocne wysycenie i solidna, powoli opadająca piana. Smak mniej atrakcyjny od zapachu – subtelny, gładki, słodowo-cierpki, finisz chmielowo-ziołowy. Trochę mu jeszcze brakuje do trapistowskiego topu ale bardzo dobre piwo braciszkowie uwarzyli.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (1003) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
Flaska rose red cafe, brygge. Gyllengul kulör. Örtig doft med hö, belgojäst och aprikos. Fuktig smak med äpple, färskt hö och örter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (1149) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016

0.33 bottle.
A hazy, dark copper color and a large, thin, white head. Aroma is sweet, spicy, malty, yeasty, but also a bit tacky. Taste is sweet, malty and spicy as well as mediocre. A medium body, a creamy texture, and a soft to average carbonation. Finish is relatively long, not particularly awesome. Overall the beer is alright, somehow not my cup of tea.


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