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RATINGS: 1492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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faroeviking (11217) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange/golden colour with a nice firm mostly lasting creamy white head. Nice strong aroma of toasted malt, dark fruits, yeast and caramel. Good well filling mouthfeel. The flavour is quite malty with a good frutiness, some spices, yeast, good hoppiness and caramel. Good long lasting toasty and fruity yeasty finish.

3.8
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2007
A very clear light orange blond to brown with an average white head thinning to literally nothing rapidly. The nose is more promising. Light, fruity, and floral. Lots of esters. A bit of spice. Cinnamon, coriander. A little apply yeast. The mouthfeel is surprisingly full and creamy for a beer of such clarity. Low carbonation too, but still achieves fullness. Big apple tartness in the flavor. Creamy with some hints of diacetyl. Gets better with each sip! Creamy spiciness comes together with a light sweetness and alcohol to make this rather enjoyable. The finish comes in relatively clean and dry with an almost cream soda like quality to it. this beer surprised me with it’s complexity.

4.2
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a very large rocky white head that is coming out of the glass and leaves good lacing. Aroma of yeast, candied citrus, and floral/spicy hops. Taste is spicy yeast, light citrus, light bread notes, and spicy hops. Medium mouthfeel that finishes dry with a soft alcohol warmth at the end. A very interesting and delicious Trappist Ale.

3.7
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2007
YIKES the pour well um didn’t look good there was a full 3/4" of sedimentation at the bottom of my glass HUGE chunks. But i drank it anyway. Was an orange color with good head. Aroma was very yeasty go figure and hoppy. Flavor yeast candi sugar and something like grass hops but not the same. this one was okay scary but okay.

4.2
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
330 mL bottle. Clear honey yellow eith a huge fluffy white head. Aroma of fruit, banana, cloves, yeast, and alcohol. Thick smooth mouthfeel and a bright palate. Tastes of fruit and a hint of malt with a sweet bready and spicy finish.

4.9
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Taste again for rating. Golden color, with a large white head. Aroma, yeasty, sweet, fruity . Medium body. Hoppy tatse, good balance with the bitterness. My favorite.

4.1
GRM (4176) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 01/08/07, Trappist tasting at my place, savoured on March 9 2007; eye: nice compact creamy off-white head, golden, no effervescence, suspended matter, lacing; nose: wheat, grainy malt, lightly fruity; mouth: light pepper, alcohol, well-balanced, nice enjoyable bitterness, light grapefruit, nice creamy and enjoyable finale in grainy malt and light fruitiness, creamy texture, medium body, light carbonation, light bitterness FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 01/08/07, soirée Trappiste chez nous, savourée le 9 mars 2007; oeil : belle mousse crémeuse compacte de couleur blanc cassé, dorée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, matière en suspension, dentelle; nez : froment, malt granuleux, légèrement fruitée; bouche : léger poivre, alcool, bel équilibre, belle amertume, léger pamplemousse, belle finale crémeuse et agréable en malt granuleux et légèrement fruitée, texture crémeuse, corps moyen, légèrement carbonatée, légèrement amère

3.4
TaxiDriver (1830) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle. The smell of cheese, yeast and hops, a little bit of acid (but not in a bad way), the smell of bread comes after 1-2 minutes. A huge frothy white head, excellent lacing and fully lasting. Cloudy body, rather dark orange. Moderate acidic flavor, long duration. The blond has a medium body, a oily texture and a izzy carbonation. Quite interesting belgian strong ale.

3.6
Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2007
0.33 l bottle. Deep golden color with fluffy head. Sweetish aroma with tart fruitiness, clove and some alcohol. Dryer flavor with pepper, clove and some musty-woody notes. Dry bitter-woody finish. Very highly carbonated, needs a goblet and some time to dissipate.

3.9
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Cloudy pale body with suspended, globular yeast and a medium-sized white head. The aroma is moderately sweet, candi sugar, golden raisins, light banana, bread and honey. The flavor is slightly sweet, herbal hops, raisins, peach, honey and dough. Medium body is incredibly soft with moderate carbonation.


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