RateBeer
overall
98
97
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


paulvanpelt's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paulvanpelt (316) - Reusel, - FEB 6, 2013
Licht troebel, goudblond bier met enorme witte schuimkraag. Malt en hop komen door in het aroma, verder kruidig en een beetje een grondsmaak. Lekker bitter, licht zoet en heel licht zurig. Goede balans. Zacht in de mond.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (678) - USA - JUL 8, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Delhaize, Brussels. Blonde Trappist style ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simonblaine (270) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Drank from bottle. Sweet, sugary, tasty. Not sure I could do lee than one. I enjoyed it tho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AntoineGRD (34) - - JUL 2, 2014
Comparé aux autres bières trappistes, le goût de la Achel blonde est simple et moins caractériel mais se laisse apprécier. Elle apparait dans le verre drapée d'une robe ambrée et présente ainsi un nez aromatique, rond et doux où l'on retrouve aisément la présence des esters, et les senteurs de malt assez doux qui évoquent des raisins bien murs de vendanges tardives. En bouche, l'entrée est agréable, franche, ronde, veloutée, douce avec une pointe d'amertume et d'âcreté évoquant une pelure de pamplemousse rose bien mûr. L'ampleur en bouche est longue avec un corps ample et on note une post-amertume pas trop sèche toutefois. Une douceur maltée miellée domine l'ensemble.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (826) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 1, 2014
(Bottle 0,33l)
Aroma : Sweet, yeasty, spicy, light fruity.
Appearance : Cloudy yellow color. Huge, long lasting, rocky, white head.
Taste : Medium sweet, spicy alcoholic.
Palate : Full body. Sticky texture. Long warm, light astringent finish.
Overall : Nice and warming trappist.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
It has a hazy yellow/orange colored body with lots of carbonation rising up to the head. The just off white head is very tall and thick like a meringue. It is very slow fading and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma has an earthy and bready yeast like character with a touch of funk (horse blanket) and spicy hops. The flavor has the same funky bready yeast character from the aroma but with hints of fruity apple and pear notes. On the palate it has a smooth creamy texture with mild carbonation and the finish has a touch of spicy hop flavor and light bitterness for some balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
________________________________ COMING SOON ________________________________

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CharlyBeer (54) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2014
Très très bonne blonde, en plus une trappiste! L’étiquette serait surement à changer mais le contenu surement pas.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeroenhensen (185) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Thuis gedronken. Een van de laatste trappisten die ik moest drinken. Een prima blond bier, maar niet echt een overtuigende smaak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pepinis (22) - SPAIN - JUN 11, 2014
Dorada y turbia con una muy buena formación de espuma y persistencia que destaca en el aroma por sus notas frutales y en el paladar por sus notas de malta, levadura y suave presencia alcohólica. Buen cuerpo y buena carbonatación junto con un retrogusto muy dulce. Una trapista muy rica e interesante.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (360) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. A: candied plum, spicy, clove. T: apple, clove, sweet fruity light finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 123


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50