RATINGS: 1451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daenelyn (37) - - NOV 12, 2016
Robe blonde lgrement opaque avec mousse blanche persistante. Nez fruit. Got lgrement mtallique. Une bonne trappiste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6451) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
BB backlog, Hazy golden with small to medium head. Nose of orange, pear, and other fruity belgian esters. Flavor is dark fruit, belgian yeast, wood, and sweet malt. Medium to fuller body with the 8 percent being well hidden. Prefer other trapist beers but this is decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (1000) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has hay, malt, fruits and yeast. Taste is malty with quite long a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of yeast, fruits, malt and herbal bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zarrach76 (124) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 5, 2016
Belle blonde dore translucide, mousse fine avec peu de tenue, sauf sur les derniers millimtres. Nez sur les crales, les agrumes, des houblons bien vgtaux, la pomme verte, la reine-claude, le kiwi, la prune... Alcool perceptible, quilibr, un petit ct mtallique qui disparait ds que la bire sare une bonne minute. Odeur de levure et de sous-bois assez forte ds lors quon a vers toute la bouteille. Pas exceptionnel, mais correct. Bouche plus souple que le nez, petite scheresse au palet, texture trs lgrement huileuse, carbonatation moyenne, alcool bien tempr malgr les 8%. Saveurs sur les malts, les crales, le bois, les levures, des notes destragon. Houblons agrables, pas trop damertume et belle longueur. Finale sur le fond du gosier, un peu sche, et sur les levures. Rien de transcendant, mais rien de scandaleux non plus. Une Strong Ale blonde standard et trs buvable. Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HULK777 (570) - - OCT 30, 2016
Yeast, fruit, citrus, dish cloth, yuzu aroma. Foam banana, lemon, fruit, yeast, light bread taste. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1460) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. A decent and well-balanced Belgian Strong. Has some hints of oxidation as its beyond date, but it still highly enjoyable. Sweetness gushes along the ceiling of the mouth as you swallow, with some light hints of acidity which glimmer through the soft carbonation. Rather light for this ABV, but not compromising in flavours. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4139) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle in the living room.
The beer is blonde with a big fluffy white head & good lacing on the glass.

Aroma is bready & yeasty with some light leafy character & some light spiciness.

The flavor has a touch of honey up front but is drier in the finish. Its got a great herbal bitterness. Just a touch spicy, fairly bready.

Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobarts (139) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle shared with C Wegeberg. Pours hazy golden with tiny white head. Fresh and fruity aroma, The taste is fresh and easy drinkable, some sweet bread, and not that bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (1147) - POLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Piana obfita, kremowa, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, długo obecna w postaci grubej czapy. Barwa złota, opalizująca. Aromat drożdżowy, ciasteczkowy, do tego morela i przyprawy. W smaku płsłodkie, zbożowe, biszkoptowo brzoskwiniowe, przyjemnie winogronowe, w tle kandyzowane owoce, zioła i keks... Goryczka niska, pikantna, przyjemna, wysycenie średnie, alkohol praktycznie nieobecny!
Rewelacyjny blond, niesamowicie zbalansowany, pijalny i smaczny, przy czym pijąc go wydaje się, jak by miał max 5% alkoholu a nie deklarowane 8!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (507) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy light orange color. Thick white head leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of honey, spices, sweet bread, candy sugar, and a floral hint. Flavors were loaded with sweetness, lots of honey, sweet bread, candy, and a touch of bitterness. Well balanced for the style. Well carbonated with a nice sticky finish. One of the better examples of this style.

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