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RATINGS: 1435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BantamSpirit (18) - - FEB 3, 2013
Very moreish. Couldn’t believe the amount of initial head but that didn’t stop me getting through it. Wife loved it equally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobarts (99) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle shared with C Wegeberg. Pours hazy golden with tiny white head. Fresh and fruity aroma, The taste is fresh and easy drinkable, some sweet bread, and not that bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (990) - POLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Piana obfita, kremowa, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, długo obecna w postaci grubej czapy. Barwa złota, opalizująca. Aromat drożdżowy, ciasteczkowy, do tego morela i przyprawy. W smaku półsłodkie, zbożowe, biszkoptowo brzoskwiniowe, przyjemnie winogronowe, w tle kandyzowane owoce, zioła i keks... Goryczka niska, pikantna, przyjemna, wysycenie średnie, alkohol praktycznie nieobecny!
Rewelacyjny blond, niesamowicie zbalansowany, pijalny i smaczny, przy czym pijąc go wydaje się, jak by miał max 5% alkoholu a nie deklarowane 8!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (504) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy light orange color. Thick white head leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of honey, spices, sweet bread, candy sugar, and a floral hint. Flavors were loaded with sweetness, lots of honey, sweet bread, candy, and a touch of bitterness. Well balanced for the style. Well carbonated with a nice sticky finish. One of the better examples of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maarten1993 (1007) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
Drank 24-9-16 during my leftover/goodbye tasting. Nice tripel, not that typical triple taste but some sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle 330ml - cellared for approximately 1-2 years. Served at cellar temperature. Pours hazy golden. Head is large, white, foamy and mostly lasting. Aroma is of floral/perfumed hops; sourdough, lemon citrus, red apples, dried pineapple, candy, hay, cinnamon, cloves and coriander. Flavour is smooth with a light floral/perfumed hop bitterness; lemon zest, pears, passionfruit (light), honey, tangy grains, hay, clove, cinnamon and notes of fresh herbs and pepper in the finish. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvNa (129) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle. Color: Rather light golden, white long lasting frothy head. Taste: Complex mix of yeast, medium sweet malts and floral hops. Hints of herbs in the background. Dry, frothy mouthfeel. Nice finish, tending to the hoppy side. No pronounced taste, smooth and easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ardeo (179) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle 33. Belle blonde légèrement trouble et mousse à bulles moyenne. Arôme : fruit, orange, raisin, épices. Goût : belle entrée en bouche avec le houblon doux et épicé à la fois. Bière équilibrée où sucre, alcool et amertume se balancent bien. Mais elle ne m’a pas spécialement fait penser à une trappiste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madnorwegian (152) - FRANCE - SEP 10, 2016
A yummy triple. Nice color and head. Nice aromas. Tastewise though there is nothing that makes it really stand out. Solid but not amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaserov (225) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 9, 2016
Color dorado claro de rubia, transparente, con capa de espuma blanca de más de dos dedos de grosor (no demasiada retención). Carbonatación prácticamente inexistente. Aroma frutal, algo de malta, levadura y un mínimo de alcohol cuando se va atemperando. Al paladar es similar, frutal, con mayor presencia de la malta que del lúpulo, levadura... ligero amargor final. No se nota para nada el alcohol. Entra tan perfectamente pese a sus 8% que da hasta miedete. Me recuerda a alguna que otra Tripel... (pero creo que un tanto mejor). Maravillosa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carlorox (19) - siena, ITALY - SEP 4, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2016 Forte, strutturata, gusto pieno e avvincente. Fruttata, aromatica ma molto equilibrata al palato. Ottima con i formaggi, ma anche semplicemente come birra da meditazione.

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