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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (752) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle pours pale golde with foamy white head. Bread, banana, cloves. Moderately sweet and trailing bitterness. Mild trailing saltiness. Body is lively. A very nice golden belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (678) - 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 (270) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AntoineGRD (33) - - JUL 2, 2014
Comparé aux autres bières trappistes, le goût de la Achel blonde est simple et moins caractériel mais se laisse apprécier. Elle apparait dans le verre drapée d'une robe ambrée et présente ainsi un nez aromatique, rond et doux où l'on retrouve aisément la présence des esters, et les senteurs de malt assez doux qui évoquent des raisins bien murs de vendanges tardives. En bouche, l'entrée est agréable, franche, ronde, veloutée, douce avec une pointe d'amertume et d'âcreté évoquant une pelure de pamplemousse rose bien mûr. L'ampleur en bouche est longue avec un corps ample et on note une post-amertume pas trop sèche toutefois. Une douceur maltée miellée domine l'ensemble.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (826) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
It has a hazy yellow/orange colored body with lots of carbonation rising up to the head. The just off white head is very tall and thick like a meringue. It is very slow fading and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma has an earthy and bready yeast like character with a touch of funk (horse blanket) and spicy hops. The flavor has the same funky bready yeast character from the aroma but with hints of fruity apple and pear notes. On the palate it has a smooth creamy texture with mild carbonation and the finish has a touch of spicy hop flavor and light bitterness for some balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CharlyBeer (54) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2014
Très très bonne blonde, en plus une trappiste! L’étiquette serait surement à changer mais le contenu surement pas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeroenhensen (185) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Thuis gedronken. Een van de laatste trappisten die ik moest drinken. Een prima blond bier, maar niet echt een overtuigende smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pepinis (22) - SPAIN - JUN 11, 2014
Dorada y turbia con una muy buena formación de espuma y persistencia que destaca en el aroma por sus notas frutales y en el paladar por sus notas de malta, levadura y suave presencia alcohólica. Buen cuerpo y buena carbonatación junto con un retrogusto muy dulce. Una trapista muy rica e interesante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (360) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. A: candied plum, spicy, clove. T: apple, clove, sweet fruity light finish.

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