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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Mango_Kid (22) - - JUL 29, 2013
De Achel 8 heeft een vertrouwd doch uniek aroma. Zowel en toets van banaan als gekarameliseerde honing. Het uiterlijk is modaal blond, niets unieks. De smaak is eenvoudig doch verrassend fris. De eerste smaak doet denken aan honing met en lichte citrus afdronk. Het mondgevoel is licht bruisend en verfrissend met en afdronk die ietwat in de keel blijft hangen. Al bij al en verfrissend blond bier, vooral voor op een zomers terrasje. Echter niets spectaculair dus zou het niet aan gasten voorschotelen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hallstein (202) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
Pours a nice clear blonde color with a nice fluffy white head that sticks around. Amazing lacing! Aroma has belgian spice, lemongrass, spicy hops and freshly cut grass. Smells quite good. Flavor has a some alcohol presence with a big fruitiness and flavors of bread and some dusty yeastiness. Quite a good beer, though not the best trappist blonde i have tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (61) - - MAR 20, 2015
Aroma bread, Appearance golden, hazy, cloudy, white foam, Taste light sweetness, Palate medium body, fizzy, Overall not my favorite trappist but I would still suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
8.1.2014. Vaalea ja kirkas. Erittäin hento tuoksu, hieman trooppisia hedelmiä ja belgihiivaa. Maku myös aika mieto. Esiin tulee hieman makeaa maltaisuutta ja kypsiä hedelmiä, yrttisyyttä. Hiilihappoinen mutta pehmeä suutuntuma. Hieman vaisu, ja se trappistin hiivan ja alkoholinsekainen maku liikaa esillä.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1346) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2015
Couleur jaune trouble, bonne mousse blanche. Fort nez malt fruité avec levures et houblons épicés. Gout fort fruité, levures et notes d’épices. Bon corps, aromes intenses en bouche. Fin longue fruitée et petite amertume.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erling1000 (205) - - MAR 15, 2015
An unfiltered amber trappist with white head. Aroma is malty, bread, spicy, fruity, complex yeasty. Taste is seeet and light bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4413) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a large white head.
Aroma: Fruit, citrus, caramel, alcohol, spices.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, spices, alcohol, yeast, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1137) - 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 (2409) - 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 (1973) - 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 (2193) - 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

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