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RATINGS: 1346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swank (34) - - APR 5, 2014
One of the "new" trappists, Achel Blond 8 is a little sour in the nose but has a rich, full taste. For a strong beer the taste dies away quickly though, which makes this beer a decent but not so special trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MohaBeer (45) - Lima, PERU - AUG 22, 2015
Amarillo intenso con opacidad, espuma regular y buena adherencia. Malta maltosa moderado bajo, lúpulo terroso moderado bajo, ésteres a frutos secos. En boca alcohol marcado, malta maltosa moderada, lúpulo terroso bajo. Final alcohólico y seco, con retrogusto a frutos secos. Buena carbonatación, cuerpo medio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenH (963) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2015
golden, golden, clear, white foam, herbs, floral, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (611) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
330ml from Systembolaget. Mid Hazy golden, white compact head. Sweet malt aroma, some fruit. Oily mouthfeel. Taste is sweet and stong, sweet malt and ripe orange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (394) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Nice stuff reminds me of duval a lot hazy nice head bready not bitter orange hints of banana bread smooth barely noticed the alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1254) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle as pictured from De Zotte in Amsterdam. Can’t remember the last time I saw this at home, though I know it’s around. Don’t think I’ve ever had this before. Was listed as a Wit but I’m not sure why. Pretty much exactly what I was expecting...pale, lighter body, but tons of spice and easy finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VincentDamon (392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Bière blonde, légèrement voilée, avec une énorme mousse. Nez de levure sauvage, d’agrumes. En bouche, c’est sucré, des notes de levure et de pain côtoient une acidité très bien balancée. Bien goûteuse, cette trappiste m’a beaucoup plu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puren (280) - POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Prezentacja: złote, klarowne, piana bardzo obfita, drobna i trwała;
Aromat: słód, pomarańcze, lekko przyprawy i żelazo, po zabełtaniu owoce, morele i brzoskwinie;
Odczucie: ciało średnie do wysokiego, gładkie, średnio nasycone, alkohol lekko grzeje w przełyk, lekko zakleja;
Smak: za aromatem, średnia fajna goryczka, alkohol ;
Ogólnie: niezłe .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (508) - - JUL 29, 2015
pours straw like clear / haze gold with creamy white head. Visualy medium carbonation. Aroma without notice of an alcohol, but with strong note of grapefruit, hints of grape, orange and lemon peel, coriander and some other spices. Flavor is similar: without notice of an alcohol, but with strong fruity presence: prevails hints of grapefruit, grape, lemon, oranges, melon, even waterlemon, with hints of various spices. Malt sweetness is medium, overwhelming with fruity, lager-like soft, hop bitter finish. Body is soft and sticky. Very proper beer for its style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmk (22) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
Donkerblond bier. Frisse citrus geur. Veel koolzuur. Frisse citrus smaak met milde hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (465) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild flowers, floral fruits, peaches, fruity yeasts. Taste is soft with a lovely balance of fruit and floral. Would love to try next to a Chimay White.

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