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RATINGS: 1451   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukka19 (886) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle. Golden hazy color, thick white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, cloves, coriander, oranges. Taste starts malty, decent spicy, coriander and cloves, oranges, zest, decent hoppy finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (380) - SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
Huge frothy white head very long lasting that evolves to rocky aspect. Hazy golden colour. Aroma is yeast, ripe fruit (raisin, fig) and banana. Taste is crispy, fruity, some spicy (clove) with caramel hints and some alcohol warmth. Crispy palate with high carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (861) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Kaatuu omaan trappistilasiinsa kirkkaan kullankeltaisena. Vaahto on paksua ja suurikuplaista ja pitsi j reilusti. Kaunis olut, hiilihappoisuus nkyy suurena mrn ylspin pyrkivi kuplia. Tuoksu on hedelminen, hieman maltainen ja hiivainen. Maku on tumman hedelminen ja hiivaisen viljainen. Mys pient makeaa karamellisuutta sek mausteisuutta havaittavissa kruunaamassa hienon, tasapainoisen kokonaisuuden.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pongauer (84) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
I was kind of suprised by the description on ratebeer, considering the fact I bought this beer in a random little supermarket somewhere in Belgium. not much to say about it though. an average strong blond from belgium. It is nice to drink, but it is not a top blond trappist.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonev (519) - POLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Wypite dwa tygodnie po dacie waznosci. Piwo klarowne w kolorze jasny pomaranczowy z obfita biala drobnopecherzykowa piana. W aromacie typowe belgijskie zapachy z drozdzy, brzoskwinie i slody. W smaku dojrzale owoce, przyprawy i mandarynki. Srednie wysycenie i niska ziolowa goryczka. Jakos mi nie podeszlo w tym wydaniu.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (3040) - CROATIA - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva. Shared with Miro and Kova. Pours golden, white head. Perfumy, malty, spicy, yeast, fruit. Sweet. Finishes dry with some bitterness. Medium bodied. Cant say Im a fan of perfumy sweetish beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (963) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - JUL 24, 2016
Gynyrű, borostyn sznű ital, kzepes s nagyon tarts habbal. Illata malts, nmi fűszeres, gymlcss betssel. Kiss savanyks, gymlcss, malts alapz, fanyar s sznsavas. Enyhn keserű. Utze hosszan tart, kesernys s gymlcss. Fincsi srcske.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (2660) - Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle, 15/07/16. Pours a dark yellow with a good, white head. Aroma is very paechy, some yeast, apricot, quite grainy, pale malts. Taste is peach, dried fruit, yeast. Slight pale malt. You can feel the alcohol, but its hidden in the taste. Ethanol dries up the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (896) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
bottled. pours a hazy golden color. soapy thick head, vanished quickly. aroma of white wine, yeast, pickels. taste yeasty, marginal white wine, a bit dry hops, some sweetness, good alcohol. overall a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (520) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Orange color. Fruit, yeast and sugar aromas. Taste of fruits, yeast, slight alcohol and some hops and spices, leading to a balanced, bitter finish.


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