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RATINGS: 1401   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.

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   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moretum (50) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of hops, malts, yeast and some fruits. Taste of light to medium malts, floral hops and light fruits with a medium bitterness. Medium carbonation with a medium body. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1728) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2016
11.2 ounce bottle, 13/06/15 printed on the back label, not sure if that’s the bottling date, best by date or what exactly. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a couple inch frothy off-white head that stuck around for a really long time. There’s also a lot of lacing. Aroma is OK, the brew smells like candy sugar, pear, banana, bubblegum, yeast and breadiness. The brew tastes like clove, banana, pear, candy sugar, bready malt, and peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth and creamy with a lot of carbonation. By no means is this a bad beer at all, but it really didn’t do anything for me. Glad I got to try it, but it’s not my favorite. With that being said, it’s worth trying if you’ve never had it before.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artyom (873) - Osijek, CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
0.33l bottle. Golden color with white head. Aroma is malty, fruity, yeasty and sugary. Taste is medium sweet with sugar and floral notes. Medium to full body. Overall it’s great and complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
konungen (363) - - APR 28, 2016
Disig guldig öl med fin vit skumkrona. Doft och smak: jäst, banan, frukt, citrus, malt, sötma. En intressant öl, lättdrucken men ändå väldigt mycket doft och smak. Helt klart bra! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alex60 (54) - - APR 23, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - mousse blanche très importante, couleur dorée avec de grosses bulles, odeur de houblon, boisé, goût: houblon citron, finale sur l’amertume très légére

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AaronTDubs (231) - - APR 19, 2016
Hazy gold color. Lots of carbonation. Caramel, banana, bubblegum, spicy phenols, manure., lightly soured milk. High carbonation makes this less heavy than it could be at its gravity. Hoppier than expected from the aroma. Starts sweet with some bubblegum flavor, nice caramel malt. Finishes hoppy and phenolic with sticking caramel notes. Some acidity in the middle. A nice complex beer. More bitter than an average blonde, which sets it apart, keeps it from being too sweet. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (92) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 33cl bottle, served in Trappist chalice. Poured a cloudy amber with an one finger head. Fizzling carbonation. Aromas of orange peels, citrus, caramel, banana, grapefruit. Taste is continuation of aroma with notes of vanilla, cotton candy, bubble gum, spices. Frothy mouthfeel, medium body with a fruity bittersweet finish. For 8% ABV this drinks way too easy. Love this brew, a very candy sweet, hoppy & fruity blond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ImportBeerMan (11) - Pintsville, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Appearance: Cloudy/Golden with nice white head that last through the entire pint; Nose: Citrus, Fruit, Taste: Sweet, Lemons, Orange and an earthly hops. Mouth/Feel: Light/Med Body, Clean, Dry with light carbonation. Overall a very nice Trappist Ale. Overall: 4 out of 5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grisza77 (441) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Złote, zamglone piwo o obfitej pianie, która zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w postaci warstewki na powierzchni. Aromat owocowy i ziołowy dość intensywny. W smaku bardzo owocowe, głownie brzoskwinie, lekko słodkie i ziołowe. Goryczka średnia, przyjemna, ziołowo-alkoholowa, lekko rozgrzewająca. Ogólnie bardzo dobre jasne belgijskie piwo, w smaku praktycznie dla mnie idealne, ułożone, zbalansowane.

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