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RATINGS: 1454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A pale, strong, fruity, hoppy Trappist ale from one of Belgiums six official abbey breweries. Achel 8 is hard to find even in Belgium; in the U.S. its 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tgrtnr (11) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2017
330 ml bottle form Albert Heijn, Antwerp. Served in Trappist glass. Very fruity and slightly sour; fine passion fruit, grapefruit and citrus aroma. Taste is rather bitter for a Blonde. Nice bitter finish, pleasant and intense aftertaste. Easy to drink and very refreshing. Medium carbonation, disappointing foam head, but still nice golden colour. Well hidden alcohol. Overall, tastes more like a Tripel than a Blonde. I like it!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftProfessor4 (15) - Portreath, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Hazy beer, strong bitter taste, strong taste, light colour and small head, slightly fizzy

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlutonowyMan (593) - POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Kolor z?oty. Piana bia?a, nie jest ani wysoka ani trwala. Aromat: s?odowo??, bia?e owoce, dro?d?e. W tle delikatna kwa?no??. Smak jest dok?adna kopi? aromatu, s?odowo??, bia?e winogrona, dro?d?e, pieprz plus akcenty zio?owe i ziemiste. Piwo jest delikatnie kwa?ne i nieco wytrawne. Goryczka sucha zio?owa. Alkohol schowany idealnie. Wysycenie wysokie.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Demens (325) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 13, 2017
0,33l bottle. Cloudy orange colour with long lasting small white head. Aroma: Honey, floral notes with citrusy, almost pine like caracters. Very sophisticated. Taste: Sweet and very fruity start with lots of malty tone. Has a light bitter mouthfeel. Quite complex but in a very sophisticated way. Medium body with soft carbonation. Long very light and pleasent bitter finish. A very good and sophisticated beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Villyzzz (236) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with medium sized white head. Aroma is yeast, mild Belgian hops and citrus. Taste has citrus, yeast and some malt with a hint of caramel. Quite carbonated. Pretty nice.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Deser (11) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2016
Had this one many times before, sometimes I like it a lot, sometimes - like now - I find it quite dull. Time to rate. 33cl bottle from Delhaize. Pours slightly hazy golden blonde with clear white foam that doesnt last. Aroma is slightly hoppy and slightly malty (cara), pils-like character, a bit metallic even so nothing special. Nothing much going in the mouth, typical strong Blonde ale from our country, no special yeast flavour. If this was a 6,5 or lower % beer it would get much more points because then it would be the ideal ale to drink the whole night like pils without giving a sh*t about taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgreb (419) - Marburg, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle - Hazy orange golden beer with a thick white head. Fruity aroma. Complex flavour, grapefruit notes. Nice bitterness. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (300) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 20, 2016
Appearance: good clear golden with great head and lacing Aroma: crisp, pear, light hops Mouthfeel: medium Mouthfeel and carbonation Taste: spicy light pepper followed by malt biscuit flavours. Bitterness finishes off with warm alcohol aromas Overall: very pleasant blonde, smooth drinking. Pleasantly spicy, alcohol not overpowering

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Woc (114) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2016
This is actually really nice blond. It got me by surprise so I dont remember much but I enjoyed it. Need to get another one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (1302) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 7, 2016
the aroma is malty and very spicy with hints of banana, yeast, pear, melon and some herbs... the taste is malty and fruity with notes of orange, pear, yeast, apple, toffee and spicy grasses... sweet, dry and spicy aftertaste...


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