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RATINGS: 1235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden with a big frothy white head. Intense perfumed aroma, spice, malt and some fruit. Spicy malt flavour, dry and full and with some alcohol warm. Bitter and spicy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours clear orange with a huge crispy head. Aroma yeasty, earth and fruity with caramel malt base beneath. Flavour starts sweet caramel, going into a complex fruit palate before the yeast becomes appearant. Finish holds a strong spiced bitterness with a clear alcohol presence. Certainly not one of my favourite trappists.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29169) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2004
A hazy orange beer with yeast sediment floating around and a huge off-white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of yeast, oranges, coriander, and earth. The flavor is powerful with strong notes of alcohol, yeast, oranges, and spices amongst those coriander. The mouthfeel is silky soft and ending on a dryness while the alcohol is felt in the throat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Golden, cloudy ale with large yeast sediment. Very substantial body with both sweetness and bitterness. Quite fruity and very, very solid. 241002

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy yellow colourd with a medium sized white head. Perfumed aroma of fruits, hops and spices. Perfumed flavour of fruits, spices and pine needles. Dry bitter finish. Very balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20251) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2006
Bottled. Golden, slightly cloudy colour with huge creamy head. Aroma is citrusfruit, spices, caramel, alcohol and dough. Flavour is spices, wheat, slight alcohol and dough. Gets better while you drink and it gets a bit warmer. When warmer, it "smoothens" up abit. Pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19233) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2002
Golden coloured. Malty, restrained fruitiness, somewhat salty. Rather bitter. Not as complex as many other trappists.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a malty spicy yeasty aroma with some hints of citrus. Sweetish malty yeasty spicy flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
21st January 2009
Cloudy gold beer, thick white head. Smooth creamy malt with a pinch of spice. Subtle citrus undertone. Low carbonation smooth semi dry finish. Not that complex but nicely joined up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2002
Blond ale, average head, lots of stuff is suspension. Nice aroma, hop (not floreal like a Westvleteren), black pepper, some alcohol. Full mouth, average body, enough dry; some malt and some bitterness; palate enough bitter and strong, not enough aromatic. It gets smoother while getting warmer.
Enough strong and alcoholic, poor of malt taste and hop character. Still a pleasant beer, but the less interesting among the Trappist Ales.


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