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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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3.6
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2006
Bottled. Golden, slightly cloudy colour with huge creamy head. Aroma is citrusfruit, spices, caramel, alcohol and dough. Flavour is spices, wheat, slight alcohol and dough. Gets better while you drink and it gets a bit warmer. When warmer, it "smoothens" up abit. Pleasant.

3.5
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2006
11.2oz bottle pours golden quite cloudy with a nice short creamy offwhite head and lots of floaties. Aromas of yeast, spice, a touch of caramel, and lots of dough. Flavor is spicy with lots of yeast, a little bannana, pear, and some slight candi sugar. Palate is airy and fairly light. Sweet throughout.. Not bad..

4
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2006
11.2 oz bottle-poured a very mirky golden color w/a lot of floaties & a huge foamy white head. Sweet, fruity, floral aroma. Sweet flavor of straw, dough, citrus, bananna, & spice. Complex multi layer brew, another one that seems to get better as you drink it. Lots of carbination, lacing lasted thru the beer. Long, full chewy finish, very enjoyable.

3.4
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle: Yellow gold color, no head and light lacing. Nose of sweet apricot, nice malts. Nice cake and a sweet tea. The flavor is sweet and nutty like rose water, brown sugar and straw. The finish is balanced. Nice creamy blonde, not snappy enough nor citrusy. Too caramelly.

3.5
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 10, 2006
Flowery and sweet, both nose and taste. No banana flavour tho, which is good. Very good blonde in my book. Not at all like weiss bier like many blondes tend to be. Very good mouth feel with good carb.

4.1
Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2006
At first Whiff, it give a strong maple syrup flavor, taste is nice and thick, with high malts Carmel flavors and deep rich flavors. A must have for true beer fanatics

3.4
Finn (8149) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle 0,33l. Clear golden coloured. Unclear. A huge tanned creamy head. Faint spicy aroma. Rich sourish fruity flavour.Sweet sourish aftertaste that lasts forever.

3.4
Grovlam (4253) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2006
Bottle. Golden-amber like color, with a nice white head. Fruit and Tobago is the dominant impression for this beer I thought. Reasonable dry and bitter notes, with hints of honey and liquorish in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a moderated mouth feel to it.

4.1
BigBeer45 (1565) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2007 Poured a beautiful golden ale, lots of foam, flowery fragrance, sweet candy, touch of hop spiciness, and sourness, taste of sweet, bubbly, hop bitterness, full mouthfeel, when I poured the settlements, taste turned bready, the brightness of the ale on the tongue was subdued, the taste changed, wonderful brew.

4.1
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2006
33cl bottle - pours a really nice golden colour, topped by a hugely foamy and rocky pure white head. Sweet ripe fruits hit you right away, citrus, apple, a bit of banana, malt. Impressively clean. The flavour fills this out, remaining equally clean and refreshing. Everything is in very good balance, very light and delicate in taste, with a good amount of a yeast/bread character that compliments the sweetness of the fruits very well. Very creamy mouthfeel. The finish is mildly bitter and warming. A very strong Belgian blonde ale - filling and as smooth as I’ve encountered in this style.


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