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RATINGS: 1508   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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4.1
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Surprise, surprise, surprise. Another Belgian beer that I really like. Slightly cloudy yellowish/orange color. Fluffy head. Aromas of stone fruits and cider. Flavors are yeasty and a hint of malty sweetness. Good stuff.

3
Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
Bottle. High fluffy white long lasting head. Clear golden body. Fruity powerful aroma of apple and pear. Pretty carbonated fruity but mild flavor withoug much hops bitterness. Long sweet aftertaste.

3.8
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Shared with dpjaurt. Pours a hazy apple cider color with a foamy off-white head. Has a malty nose with fruity yeast, raisins, and even some gummy bears. This has a lot going on. There is a deep malt flavor, but also a touch of citrus sour and a bit of bitterness. A pretty weak mouthfeel. A little carbonation, but kind of watery.

3.4
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Nice golden color with cream colored lace. A bit of that banana-fruit baby food aroma I enjoy with this style of beer, but adds a sharp edge. Sour flavor of musty flowers and spice. Not as much fruit and sweetness as expected. Long lasting. I wonder if I didn’t get one that had gone slightly bad as I did not enjoy this as much as it seems in the norm.

3.9
MissDolle (20) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a fine creamy lasting head & lacings. Aroma & tasrte is of yeast, spices, malts & orange fruits. Body is medium. A bit overcarbonated. Long end!

4.1
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle from Concordia Ale House in Porltand, OR--Poured a monstrously fluffed-out white head. Red, copper, hazy body. Sweet distinct esters in a sweet nose. This is what its all about! Crisp, fruity, Trappist to the hilt. Some nice acidic sour flavors in there as well. Yum!

3.4
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle. Huge firm, cloud-like head is creamy white. Liquid is very hazy reddish straw-coloured. Sweet malts and fruits in the aroma. Alcohol is clearly present in the finish with some hops. Sweet caramel flavor with some bitteration. Medium bodied and low carbonation. Quite soft mouthfeel with some bitterness. Overall quite sweet and fruity trappist with too much alcohol flavor. Easy to drink and showy but I didn’t find this complex at all. Mostly sweet and alcoholic. Maybe something wrong with the bottle?

4.3
jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle (Stamped 12/4/09). Big, frothy white head atop a hazy golden body. Aromas include strong notes of clove, lemon, vanilla, pineapple with hints of flowers and grain and a touch of earthy mustiness and band-aid. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately acidic and lightly bitter. It fnishes dry with a slight sourness and slight note of alcohol. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Complex. First class beer. A couple of months ago, I opened a bottle stamped 05. It finished very sour, quite a bit different from this fresher bottle. Not that the sourness was awful, but the fresher bottle was much more flavorful and enjoyable.

3.6
smith4498 (3697) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Pours clear dark golden color with white head. Yeast aroma with a slight funky smell. Sweet fruity flavor with a light metallic finish. Medium body with spritzy carbonation. Good, not great.

4.4
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle: Pour beautiful gold color, just a little haze. Huge white head that lasts and lasts and lasts. Aromas of malt and hops. Flavors of malt, bread, and just a hint of hops, maybe a little sourness at the end. Fantastic beer.


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