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RATINGS: 1480   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paulvanpelt (610) - Reusel, - FEB 6, 2013
Licht troebel, goudblond bier met enorme witte schuimkraag. Malt en hop komen door in het aroma, verder kruidig en een beetje een grondsmaak. Lekker bitter, licht zoet en heel licht zurig. Goede balans. Zacht in de mond.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (2159) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2017
330 ml bottle. Cloudy light gold color. Large frothy whitish head is disturbing! sweet candy corn malt aroma. Ascerbic, tart fruity malt flavor. Pickles are an alien lifeforme. Seriously, this is a yeasty, fruity, bready malt example of Begian pulchitrude. Sandy, crusty, grassy notes. A tragic classic!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDsz5 (30) - - MAY 27, 2017
Aroma 7. Appearance 5. Taste 8. Palate 4. Overall 16. Very good balanced beer, no weakness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Werthergoethe (317) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 25, 2017
Выпил бутылоч& в московс& брассер& Брюгге. Отличны& блонд. В меру крепкий, освежаю& Во вкусе фрукты.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
perol_1 (2) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 17, 2017 does not count
Thats what I call the real Trappist beer Perfect blond, really Nice flower smell, I didnt feel any alcohol (often situation for 8% beers), qualitative taste Just 5/5 I recommend this beer for everyone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ascelja (1379) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 15, 2017
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Bottle. Lightly hazy golden body, medium white head. Aroma of apricots, peaches, pears, apples, malts. Taste is slightly sweet, lightly bitter. Apples, malts, cores of apples, berries, overriped apricots, must, bitter almonds. Fuller body, moderately to high carbonated.
Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rotin (1386) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle 0.33l. Cloudy, gold colored. AROMA- pear, apple, hay. FLAVOR- neutral, moderately bitter, light alcohol presence, again fruity, hay, malt. Fuller bodied.
Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (670) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2017
Ive tried this beer a lot of times, Ive even been to the Achel abbey, and still -I hadnt rated it yet! Lets make this up right now. 33 cl bottle served in La Trappe chalice. Pours hazy orang-ish golden. Thick, foamy, nice lacing, off-white head. Aroma is average intense, neither high nor low: scents of sweet orange, white flowers, banana, clove, candied sugar. Mouthfeel is fizzy, slick, round. Crisp, quite bitter, just a hint of sugary sweetness at the end. Finish brings some spearmint and citrus aromas. Medium to long-lasting. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (3348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2017
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pournis a darker golden orange with a thick white head that fades quickly, leaving a solid lace behind as it falls to a film. The aroma is interesting. There is a lot of sharp clove and a distinct Belgian maltiness and yeastiness. There is a fair bit of alcohol and a strong spice on the back end. The flavor is much of the same. The clove and spiciness are big up front with a light banana and a fruitiness and a strong alcohol. The finish is all spiciness and alcohol. The mouth feel is relatively clean and clear with a bright carbonation and a lingering spicy alcohol on the back thats almost akin to a rye. This isnt bad, but not that great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1802) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is fruity, floral, banana, tropical fruit, slightly boozy, sharp, grains, decent. Appearance is golden amber, off white head, somewhat hazy. Taste is spice, tropical fruit, banana, booze, slight malt, clove, eh. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, clove and banana aftertaste. Overall, its ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (1004) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is golden, clear, and with a big head. Taste is smooth. There is spicy ending without any spices. Spices balances the sweetness from the yeast quite nicely. Yum.


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