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RATINGS: 1488   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Golden yellow with good head and sticky lace. Lemon and yeast aroma with some sweet fruit. Sweet fruity, yeasty flavor. Mild hops add some bitterness and slight alcohol adds warmth. Carbonation is above average. Very nice and different from other Trappists I have enjoyed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
Ktwse (4894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Pours cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma of wheat, honey, spices and herbs, coriander. Taste is spicy, herbal with a lingering peppery finish. Medium bodied and sticky with average carbonation.

4.3
Cervezone (2) - SPAIN - JUL 12, 2017 does not count
bread, cereal, floral, golden, orange, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation, long finish,

3.6
nybol (2201) - DENMARK - JUL 9, 2017
Fin belgisk smag, og en god frugtagtig smag. Smager også lidt af alkoholen.

3.9
knight65 (80) - Dordrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2017
Lekker stevige blonde trappist. Bittere smaak met enige fruitextracten. Schuimt goed.

3.9
hauxe (774) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2017
From a bottle, three months past the expiration date. Pours amber with a large foamy head that soon fades. Mild fruity aroma with evident pear, apple brandy. Taste is lightly bitter with a tart, fruity undertone, and just a touch of bubblegum sweetness. Finishes dry, mildly bitter, and with a light warmth. Body is medium with a prickly carbonation. A very agreeable brew.

3.9
dimeon (319) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 16, 2017
A: Dark gold with a big off-white head N: Sweetness, pineapple, barley T: Full of depth and bitterness to balance the sweetness. This gives way to a long, lingering spice finish. P: Full O: Excellent Belgian strong ale

3.8
Tide (3904) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, yeast, ripe fruits, toast and a bit of hops. Bitter finish with citrus, earthy notes, yeast, ripe fruits, toast, grass and toast.

3.1
RudiGR (53) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2017
Thuis geproefd op 4-01-2014. Blonde kleur, heel bittere smaak die gelukkig niet al te lang blijft hangen in de nasmaak, toch een goed biertje.

4.4
Oddskulle (33) - - MAY 31, 2017
Det er kort og godt bare en god øl, ja, du bliver ikke overrasket, men du bliver satme ikke skuffet. Det er hele vejen igennem, en god oplevelse.

3.9
gripweed57 (2463) - 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!


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