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RATINGS: 1398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1556) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Gold pour big head. Aroma is vegetal with farm grains & banana yeast. Tastes is very sweet with yeast present but not as overpowering as in other belgians. Malty and yeast flavors walk hand in hand here. I can make out barley overtures with toffee roastiness and general plantiness. Really nice subtle stuff going on here. I like the plantiness a lot.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
konungen (363) - - APR 28, 2016
Disig guldig öl med fin vit skumkrona. Doft och smak: jäst, banan, frukt, citrus, malt, sötma. En intressant öl, lättdrucken men ändå väldigt mycket doft och smak. Helt klart bra! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alex60 (54) - - APR 23, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - mousse blanche très importante, couleur dorée avec de grosses bulles, odeur de houblon, boisé, goût: houblon citron, finale sur l’amertume très légére

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AaronTDubs (215) - - APR 19, 2016
Hazy gold color. Lots of carbonation. Caramel, banana, bubblegum, spicy phenols, manure., lightly soured milk. High carbonation makes this less heavy than it could be at its gravity. Hoppier than expected from the aroma. Starts sweet with some bubblegum flavor, nice caramel malt. Finishes hoppy and phenolic with sticking caramel notes. Some acidity in the middle. A nice complex beer. More bitter than an average blonde, which sets it apart, keeps it from being too sweet. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (88) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2016
33cl bottle, served in Trappist chalice. Poured a cloudy amber with an one finger head. Fizzling carbonation. Aromas of orange peels, citrus, caramel, banana, grapefruit. Taste is continuation of aroma with notes of vanilla, cotton candy, bubble gum, spices. Frothy mouthfeel, medium body with a fruity bittersweet finish. For 8% ABV this drinks way too easy. Love this brew, a very candy sweet, hoppy & fruity blond.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ImportBeerMan (11) - Pintsville, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Appearance: Cloudy/Golden with nice white head that last through the entire pint; Nose: Citrus, Fruit, Taste: Sweet, Lemons, Orange and an earthly hops. Mouth/Feel: Light/Med Body, Clean, Dry with light carbonation. Overall a very nice Trappist Ale. Overall: 4 out of 5

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grisza77 (437) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Złote, zamglone piwo o obfitej pianie, która zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w postaci warstewki na powierzchni. Aromat owocowy i ziołowy dość intensywny. W smaku bardzo owocowe, głownie brzoskwinie, lekko słodkie i ziołowe. Goryczka średnia, przyjemna, ziołowo-alkoholowa, lekko rozgrzewająca. Ogólnie bardzo dobre jasne belgijskie piwo, w smaku praktycznie dla mnie idealne, ułożone, zbalansowane.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (1002) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2016
cloudy golden liquid with yellowish thick head. aroma of candy, straw, malts. tastes same, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Speko (103) - DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
Pours clear golden with medium head. Aroma is sweet with notes of grain, orange, lime and banana. Sweet taste of malts, fruits, honey. Slight metallic taste. Medium body and fizzy carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (1418) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
Clear golden. Medium sized head. Sweet aftertaste. Nothing special as far as blondes go.


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