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RATINGS: 1478   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle pours pale golde with foamy white head. Bread, banana, cloves. Moderately sweet and trailing bitterness. Mild trailing saltiness. Body is lively. A very nice golden belgian.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Werthergoethe (314) - 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
#1361
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 (1385) - 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 (669) - 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 (1796) - 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 (1001) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (1512) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 20, 2017
Aroma: Medium grainy, floral, rose. Medium-light spicy, pear. touch of caramel, Appearance: Slightly hazy, dark golden body. Medium, white head, fair retention. Flavour: Medium floral, pear, spicy, pepper. Medium-light bitterness. Dry finish with lingering pear, floral. Mouthfeel: Slight astringency. Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Light warming. Overall: The initial aroma makes a lot of promises, but the flavour lets you down. Hazy body and low head retention is not to style. A fair beer. 330 ml bottle, poured. 26C. Belgian Tripel

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuanCC (94) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2017
Botella de 99Cervezas. Vierte en amarillo pajizo ligeramente turbio, generando una importante cantidad de espuma muy cremosa y de burbuja media, con una persistencia notable y buena adherencia. Intensidad en nariz media-alta. Las primeras notas son de limn y fruta blanca madura, como ciruelas y pltano. Sutiles notas florales y de pimienta blanca. Un punto de pegamento tambin est presente. Resulta dulce y fresca en nariz a un tiempo. Muy agradable. De entre los sabores bsicos manda el dulce sin lugar a dudas, aunque no resulta empalagoso para nada. Por detrs y de forma tnue aparece un puntito de amargor ligeramente acre que se va acreciendo conforme vamos dando tragos a esta estupenda cerveza. En esos momentos se alcanza un equilibrio perfecto entre dulce y acre. En boca se siente de cuerpo medio y con textura algo picante, casi "crujiente". Ms bien refrescante, lo que resulta sorprendente teniendo en cuenta su graduacin alcohlica (8% ABV) que no se siente en ningn momento, ni en boca ni en nariz. La persistencia es media con un curioso final ligeramente picante. Sorprende lo bien equilibrado que est el alcohol. El punto acre y el final ligeramente picante la hacen perfecta para maridar con carnes, as como con comidas que tengan tambin un buen toque especiado.


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