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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Mild phenolics, ripe pears and plums, light grainy malt. Hazy golden color with lots of chunkies and floaties - looks like I might need to chew. Nice balance of spicy phenolis and fruity esters, very slight sweetness. Medium body with medium-high carbonation, I can feel the protein chunks on my tongue, dry finish. Nice aroma and flavor, the chnks are a minor detraction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (31) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - 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 (158) - 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 (513) - 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 (213) - LATVIA - JUL 20, 2014
Sweet mild aroma. Amber, bit cloudy with rich white cap. Soury - bitter taste with some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3449) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of fruits, hops, peach, sweets, honey and hops. A flavor of honey, herbs, spice, earth, dusty, bitter and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (243) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
The youngest of the trappist breweries, at least if one does not consider the fact that they had been brewing up till 1918; this triple version shows a yellowish, delicately lacing foam above a warm orange-blonde colour, near bright but still a bit veiled, with quiet sparkling; aroma spicy and malty with hints of pink grapefruit, freshly grated ginger, pineapple, bread dough, old cheese, honey, thyme and damp clothes; taste begins citrussy with some sweet, exotic fruit, mineral, quickly overwhelmed by a soft, pils- and caramel-like maltiness, ever so slightly nutty, vividly spicy accents, aftertaste leafy and somewhat peppery hoppy, medium in length with a hint of gin-like alcohol, but nowhere astringent or disturbing. Clearly more balanced than ten years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (197) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Appearance with amber color, cloudy liquid and high foaming (excellent belgian lacing). Fruity and caramel aroma. TSeet and fruity flavor with alcohol properly inserted. Taste sour and bitter. Excellent tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (736) - USA - JUL 8, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Delhaize, Brussels. Blonde Trappist style ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simonblaine (273) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Drank from bottle. Sweet, sugary, tasty. Not sure I could do lee than one. I enjoyed it tho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (839) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 1, 2014
(Bottle 0,33l)
Aroma : Sweet, yeasty, spicy, light fruity.
Appearance : Cloudy yellow color. Huge, long lasting, rocky, white head.
Taste : Medium sweet, spicy alcoholic.
Palate : Full body. Sticky texture. Long warm, light astringent finish.
Overall : Nice and warming trappist.

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