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RATINGS: 1485   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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3.9
harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2005
Bottle. Clear gold with thick white tight head. Yeasty orange peel aromas. Very niceblond beer slightly herby and creamy in mouth. Citrus hoppy finish which is slightly juicy.

4.1
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2005
Bottle at Ciro’s shared with GregClow (congrats on 900 Greg). Very strong yeasty and spicy formidable aroma. Dark yellow in the glass with a big white head. Bubble and lots of yeast floaties. Big flavour of yeast, citrus, and a hint of coriander - this is a very tasty brew! Complex, full bodied, and just a hint of alcohol. Fantastic, one of my favourites in this strong golden Belgian style.

4.1
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle at Ciro’s - shared with tupalev. Bright honey gold with a lot of floaties and a big, foamy white head. Fantastic aroma - peppery, spicey & yeasty with some subtle band-aid and citrus notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and soft, very nice. Big, robust flavour of apricot, orange, pepper & yeast, with a pleasingly warm and bitter finish. A very good choice for rating #900!

3.8
TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue par Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de caramel. Apparence: Couleur blonde voilée. Énorme col mousseux sculpté qui perdure. Moyenne densité des bulles. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel, d’alcool et de cuir (?). Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût d’alcool et de terre. (Rating #275)

4
IslandHaole (1258) - Misawa, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2005
A hazy straw/honey color with a medium off-white head. Fruity yeasty smell with underlying oakiness. A chewy malt thickness with an alcohol bite in the middle, spicy hop end and a sticky cotton candy follow with a nice warming feel all the way down. This beer reminds me why I love Belgians. Bordering on world class!

4.4
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. These monks are really getting the hang of it, now. Cloudy yellow with persistant creamy head. Peppery orangey hop aroma, with something funky from the yeast which I wasn’t expecting. Good soft mouthfeel with a grapefruity hoppy finish. Nice one.

3.9
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2005
bottle. nice orange/golden color. fruity flavors mixed with nice hop aftertaste. alcohol is well hidden within this 8% brew, could easily go for another one

3.9
PandoraGreen (27) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle, at Pub Italia, Ottawa. Beautiful golden colour, bit cloudy. Insanely thick creamy head, to eat with a spoon. Taste is creamy with hints of banana.

3.8
joergen (27983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy yellow colourd with a medium sized white head. Perfumed aroma of fruits, hops and spices. Perfumed flavour of fruits, spices and pine needles. Dry bitter finish. Very balanced.

4
vanvenlo (1860) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2005
1 Apr 2005 - Lovely apricot fruit and light earthiness. Hazy orange -brown colour, big lasting head and reasonable lacing. Tangy, luscious apricot sweet fruit with heaps ’o’ hops and light easy drinking malt. Lingering fruit and big hop bitterness and medium mouthfeel. Lovely hoppiness at every stage.


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