Swank (36) - - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mtu71 (352) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Huge white head. Clear golden. Warm, malty, crispy, oily, yeasty, fruits, pepper, whiskey.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
drjoeng (326) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8%ABV. Blond Belgian Strong Ale.
Poured out of the bottle a cloudly blonde. 6ºSRM.
Nose has that same sweet alcoholic aroma, that I’ll describe as cold, sugary and light like snorting refrigerated caster sugar. There is a residual whiff of formic acid and wet plaster that seems to be so very common in Belgian ales, especially the tripels.
Mouthfeel is carbonated. There are water biscuit and bread dough flavors which suggest some nice wheaty ingredients. There may be some rye in there. Sweet and alcoholic palate that again for local Singaporeans would remind them of "chin chow", which can best be broken down into light, sweet, herbal with a trace of medicinal.
No hop presence or only in a very utilitarian or subtle fashion.
Reminds me of one of my favorites, the Carmelite Tripel!!
Goes on Favorites List!
elbernays (1003) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass in monks bar Brussels. Pours amber with white head. Bread, banana, spice, caramel flavour. Quite nice.
swanmann (685) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 iz into trappist glass: Very murky pale golden yellow with about an inch of creamy white foam, ettling quickly into a thin film, leaving some lace. Spicy aroma with some booze and banana, apricot. The flavor is caramel malt, with some syrupy fruit, black pepper, aspirin, medicinal booze. It finishes slightly boozey with toasty bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, slightly slick and syrupy; full bodied.
ClaudeB04 (241) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden with white head.
Taste fruity, grass, hoppy and alcool.
Quite nice aperitif
FrankZappa7 (104) - GERMANY - OCT 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goldgelber Körper mit weisser Krone, Aroma leicht hefig/getreidig, Antrunk leicht säuerlich/zitronig, ausgeglichen malzig/hopfig - Alkohol im Hintergrund - schön ausgeglichen.
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color, frothy white head. Belgian yeast nose, light candi sugar, caramel malt, spicy notes. Fruity esters taste, banana, grapes, caramel malt, sweet, hint of alcohol, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy head.
Diabobale (339) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - OCT 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Birra belga in puro stile trappista. Ha un ottimo colore dorato limpido con una schiuma bianca non troppo abbondante e discretamente persistente. Al naso i sentori del cereale sono di supporto al predominate odore del lievito trappista: molto fruttato (banana) e speziato. Si accompagna anche a buone note erbacee. Al palato è ben carbonata (bollicine grandi e copiose) con un corpo più che nella media. In bocca è leggermente carente di aromi, anche se si ritrovano gli stessi del naso. L’amaro finale è marcato, molto erbaceo e dalla lunga persistenza. L’alcol è ben nascosto e la facilità di bevuta è molto alta.
Echon (148) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear golden body with a foamy white head. Malty aroma with a few hoppy and fruity notes. Medium dry taste with light bitterness. Spicy and slightly yeasty flavours. The alcohol shines through. Light body with prickly carbonation. The finish has a strange taste. I am actually wondering whether this beer has been damaged. Other than that I am not too impressed by this beer, my first from Achel. Aroma and taste are lacking, and the beer is too boozy. Perhaps I should re-visit it at some point to make sure my rating is not based on a damaged sample.
Luengus (38) - - SEP 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average frothy off-white diminishing head with clear light amber body. Herb hops and heavy dough and cheese presence. Medium oily body with soft carbonation and a metallic, bitter finish. Average duration flavor rather acidic an moderate bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone