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RATINGS: 1452   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ohemming (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Poured a clear golden color for me. Nice lingering head, not much aroma, but what was there was good. Flavor is better than I expected, better than the Bruin, I was pleselantly suprised with this beer. I good blond!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Straw and golden color. Cloudy in appearance. Aromatic, fruity, ester-filled nose. Flavor explodes. Surprisingly dry and hoppy finish. Complex, big, and round. Some honeydew sensations. An honor to drink.
Vintage version (probably about 8 years old, 1999 or 2000 version). Dirty blonde, with slight haze and medium off-white head. Aroma of mashed-up apples, pears, and custard. Oxidation apparent and I’m really diggin it for whatever reason it works here. 7-3-7-3-13

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2007
11.2oz bottle, pours a hazy golden color with a big bubbly white lasting head, sweet smell, spices, tastes of citrus and spice, some alchohol is present, overall a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - AUG 12, 2007
Acidy top with a golden colour, Sweet taste indeed mix with gummy scent. Some spicy aromas but more sweet taste continues. Such a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2007
[Sampled in 2004: DK - Sweden: 2-2 in Portugal.] Hazy brownorange look with yeastsediments. Aromanotes of spices, wit and some grapes. Sour in a great way. The notes are something of a mix between a blonde and a triple. Finish is fantastic with a warming alcoholic feeling and nice bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle from JB175. Thanks!

Pours a cloudy, light-amber with a full and frothy ivory tower head. Zesty and citrusy nose, with hints of caronated orange, lemon, and a touch of white wine. Flavor is blunt sweet bread with sublte white grape and a hint of nutmeg. I detect a touch of ginger and oak in there as well. Average mouthfeel but the flavors are spread nicely. Very quaint feeling and tasting beer; reminds me of an autumn night sitting by the fire listening to the wind blow outside my window. Ive now officially had at least one beer from every Trappiste monastary, thanks to Jason.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Poured a hazy golden with a thick profuse creamy off white head. The aroma was sweet, definite Belgian hints, tad sour, alcohol, some spice and some fruit. The flavor is dry and harsh, a bit acidic at first, hidden belgian must, warm alcohol. The palate was warm and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Yellow pour, small white head. Fruity aroma with some spice to it as well. Flavor is citrus, and the classic belgian yeast profile. Candi sugar, spicey, light fruits like apples, melons and some banana, with a touch of lemony citrus. Floral and spicey aftertaste. Really easy drinking and taste very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 19, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 Typical Belgian blonde. Fruity, floral discrete, balanced. Is evident, the leavening taste...............................Tpica blonde belga. Frutada, floral discreto, balanceada. Sobressai, evidente, o gosto de levedura.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2007
Took a long time to pour the the beer into my snifter, the head growed very quik and big. But it poured a hazy pale body withe a large creamy longlasting head. Aroma is spicy and of citrus and fruit, in the end i notice a peachy aroma. Flavor is spica and of dried fruits, the flavor got peachy to. Palate is thick and smoth.


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