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RATINGS: 1489   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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4.5
thirstyrabbit (1849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2010
Small Bottle. Pours out a shiny golden body with a fine head. One of the best looking beers I have ever seen. Aroma is fruity and sugary. Taste is soft and creamy, with ripe bananas, apricots and malt. Finish is medium bitter just as I like it. Excellent!

4.5
Jabic (590) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Ar: rosy alcohol with peppery spice, plus orange peel and ripe peaches. Ap: Cloudy gold with a billowing white head with great retention that leaves a wall of lacing - streaming cascades of small bubbles run up the glass. T: Tart orange with a clean maltiness and ripe melons, slight peachy note - some moderate rosy alcohol mixes with citrus mid-palate - peppery finish with a medium bitterness. P: Full creamy high carbonation - fills the palate and finishes extremely dry and tingly. O: Disclaimer: This is one of my top 5 Belgian beers - I could drink this beer every day, and I very will might do so if I had the access and the $ - it has the complexity, in terms of ester, spice, and alcohol profile, of the best triples - yet, at the same time, it is exceptionally (and dangerously) quaffable and dry in the spirit of great saisons.

4.5
dogbomb (1219) - ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light blonde with a decent tight white head. Nose is amazing! Like ripe banana’s, confection and memories of being ill as a child. Some kind of children’s medicine scent. The taste lives up to the smell too, bubbles flow easily across the tongue, releasing banana, fresh bread, raisins, slight vanilla and it’s all rounded off with a nice light fruity palate and a touch of alcohol.

4.5
Lore (2747) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 7, 2013
hazy golden colour, moderate white head; aroma of yeast and fruits; well ballanced sweetness and hoppy bitterness with citrus notes and well hidden, though present alcohol; significant carbonation; really great trappist ale

4.5
shamduf (1) - FRANCE - JUL 23, 2013 does not count
Beautiful and well balanced trappist beer, Achel is one of my favourites and can be tasted alone for a refreshing and tasty drink as well as along with a meal.

4.5
rok1024 (1272) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 10, 2013
Slightly hazy deep orange appearance, strong and lasting head. Malty, yeasty and spicy aromas, well well rounded taste and palate. One of the best beers around.

4.5
blackisle (2592) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2016 Bottle 33cl. (BB 25-11-2015). Clear golden, large frothy white head, good retention, good lacing; aroma of pale malts, yeast, bread, fruity, light grapefruit, grapes, dough, coriander, ginger, herbs; taste is medium sweet and bitter, fruity, bit citrusy, light salty touch, with long duration, mild bittersweet finish, touch of alcohol, light herbal notes; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation; elegant and refined Blond, really excellent stuff. Original rating 4.3 from January 1, 2014.

4.5
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle @ Le Poechenellekelder in Brussels. Pours golden with a dense white head. Hoppy aroma. Bready, fruity, some sweetness and a dry bitter finish. Well balanced. An excellent blonde. Paired well with tête pressée and cheese!

4.5
kokkenrolv (348) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Yeasty notes on the nose, with hints of banana, clove, fruity, citrus. Some bready malts. Cloudy golden, with big nice white head. Also yeasty on the palate, with honeylike tones of fruity malt. No hops, but nice and dry. Medium/high carbonation, still silky and nice mouthfeel. A very nice Belgian Blonde!

4.5
Werthergoethe (352) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 25, 2017
Выпил бутылоч& в московс& брассер& Брюгге. Отличны& блонд. В меру крепкий, освежаю& Во вкусе фрукты.


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