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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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hydra85 (9) - - JUN 8, 2013
Lekker blond zwaarder bier. Droge afdronk, verder geen speciaal aroma of mondgevoel, wel een lekkere smaak

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1084) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Floral hops and yeast in the aroma. The taste is a refreshing bitterness with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2388) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Poured from a 33cl bottle, 2009 vintage. The aroma is slightly musty, fruity esters, bready sweet malts. The flavor is honey sweet, bready, fruity esters. This is a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1883) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015

Lukt: Syrlige frukter, gress, citrus og noe eik.
Utseende: fin lys gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt hvitt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Noe syrlig smak av frukter og en liten anelse karamell i avslutningen.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Bryne, Nydt@Hjemme
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@8%, Når@21.02.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2135) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Rated from beer log from 2009 Belgian Trip.... Golden orange color with thick white foamy head... Not very aromatic, slight citrus aroma... Citrusy sweet flavor, but very subtle, not overwhelming... Finish is lightly sweet and gentle on palate... Not a very provocative beer, but very good nonetheless

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (566) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Lightly cloudy golden pour with a thick, lasting white head. Aroma is bready, sweet, a little fruity and spicy, some Belgian yeast. Flavour is fairly sweet, bready, yeasty, a bit dry with some warmth, just a touch of bitterness. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (612) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
Wow. Amazing that I found a bottle in Edmonton, AB (Canada). Hazy golden orange pour with a foamy white head that lasted the duration of the beer. This seriously stood up. A huge, complex profile that my review won?t do justice. If you see a bottle of this, purchase it. Initial flavours of fresh sourdough and yeast along with orange & lemon zest, coriander, breads, and wheat. Fades delicately into spices, herbs, nuts, bananas, and has a dry finish. Bubbly carbonation typical of bottle conditioning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tasurinchi (18) - ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours amber with medium-big head. Medium sweetness, lightly sour with a creamy body and a nicely balanced bitterness in the end. This one is a big surprise. For some reason I avoided it for a long while probably because of the ugly label (how superficial of me!). Now that I tasted it I cannnot stop drinkin’. Not a mountain of flavour but damn’ this is well balanced and subtle, and the worst of all (for my liver) incredibily drinkable. Probably the best trappist I’ve ever tried. I’m goin’down to the supermarket to buy another one, two, three... oh, please stop me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1622) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a thick frothy foamy white head. Aroma of apricot, apple and honey. Sour and sweet taste. Medium body.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (191) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Butelka, warka do 14/07/16. zolto-pomaranczowe, nieprzejrzyste, z bardzo obfita, poczatkowo ladna piana. Piana powoli dosc opada, jednak w brzydki sposob - coraz wieksze pecherzyki, robi sie mydlana i niezapieknie zostaje na szkle. Ale to szczegol :) Aromat bardzo mily, rzeklbym mocno triplowy (mimo, ze RB okresla to jako Belgian Strong Ale a producent jako po prostu Blonda). Czuc w aromacie zarowno slodkawa slodowosc, jak i owocowosc glownie mocne banany i brzoskwinie, rowniez trappistowskie drozdze. Intensywny i mily aromat. Wyczuwalny w nim jest rowniez alkohol, ale nie drazni (to o tyle zaskakujace, ze 8% na takie piwo to niewiele). Zaledwie slady przyprawowosci. Smak nieco mniej zlozony - sa wspomniane owoce, jest bardzo delikatna goryczka, jest zbozowosc, jest lekka ziemistosc. I rowniez jest stosunkowo dlugo odczuwalny alkohol zmieszany z delikatna goryczka. Niemniej smak rowniez bardzo pozytywnie. Polwytrawne, wysokie wysycenie. Dobre piwo, jedno z tanszych trappistow. Zaskakujaco orzezwiajace - byc moze zasluga wysokiej owocowosci i wysycenia? mozna powtorzyc za jakis czas z czytsym sumieniem :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (478) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Pale golden color with huge and stable head. Aroma of fruits, orange, rather fresh, spicy yeasts. Taste is smooth, fruity, bready-biscuity, warming, balanced. Slight bitterness in the finish. Carbonation is very present, but not crisp and not aggressive as in many other Belgian Strongs/Tripels. A fine-quality brew, well executed. Delicious, it just lacks a bit of complexity.

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