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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (751) - Chișinău, - JUN 21, 2013
Head: off-white, big, fluffy, avg. retention. Colour: amber, bit hazy at the bottom. Aroma: fresh fruity sweet-and-sour lollipop, some yeast at the bottom. Taste: spicy, moderate bitterness, starts dry, but goes more sweet-and-sour as you reach the bottom. The aroma is rather simple, but the taste has a quite unique spicy and dry profile. Easy drinkable, but interesting and not boring at the same time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3130) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
33 cl. 25/11/15. À la décapsule, un liquide blond qui n’attend pas pour sortir de la bouteille. Au nez, la rencontre entre la triple et la blonde belge. Touche citronnée, banane, pils, bouquet floral et épicé. Au goût, un liquide rond qui fait le poids de son alcool avec un équilibre certain entre la levure, les houblons et les céréales. En bouche, un corps dérangé par un pétillement qu va et qui vient. En finale, des saveurs aigres et douces qui dégagent une certaine chaleur. Bière trop effervescente qui me laisse sur ma faim.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rommelreno (12) - - AUG 31, 2014
Espuma fina e um pouco rápida.Aroma lembra pão negro com algo cítrico e frutas. Gosto segue aroma com bom equilíbrio de álcool. Cerveja refrescante , retrogosto rápido. Gostei mas não é excepcional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (625) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a levadura, ligeramente afrutado, a alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2329) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Shiny golden body with a thick white head. Aroma is full of fruitness and spicy yeast esters, subtle honey and malt notes. Yeasty taste, sweet fruits, light grassy. Sweet and spicy finish with a light bitterness. Tickling carbonation. 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoaquimLuiz (13) - - AUG 21, 2014
Coloração dourada acobreada. Espuma fina, branca, muito duradoura. Aroma frutado e herbáceo discretos, com predomínio de compotas. Paladar maltado com certo amargor, sem exageros, com corpo e carbonatação leve a médio, álcool muito bem inserido. Retrogosto discretamente amargo, com boa persistência. Agradável, equilibrada, porém inferior a Duvel e Delirium Tremens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (748) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Purchased online from Beautiful Beers, drunk at home. Light gold, plentiful carbonation. Big, big thick white head. Aroma dominated by clove and cinnamon, a bit of buttered toast. A slightly sharp scent I’m not crazy about in the background. Sweet and spicy honeyed taste. Not cloying but not especially exciting either. Finish is warm and alcoholic. A bitter, slightly acrid finish. By Trappist standards this is pretty low, but by any other standard it’s very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1120) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
Een lekker blond trappistje, niet de beste, maar zeker en vast een aanrader om eens te proberen, je gaat niet teleurgesteld worden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (185) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Honey, yeast, somewhat earthy, floral. Sweetish with a dry alcoholic warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (608) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Clear golden, frothy white head. Arima is fruity, yeasty, a little earthy. I also get malt and some light caramel. Flavour is sweet and strong, dried fruit and warming alcohol. Carb is lively, nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (249) - LATVIA - JUL 20, 2014
Sweet mild aroma. Amber, bit cloudy with rich white cap. Soury - bitter taste with some sweetness.

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