Schnabelhund (108) - TAIWAN - AUG 29, 2017
Achel 8 Bruin pours a dark brown color with a creamy beige head with stunningly beautiful lacing. It is the most beautiful and long-lived head I’ve ever seen. The nose consists of notes of caramel, brown sugar, banana, anise, prunes, and dark fruits. The attack has notes of semi sweet caramel, honey, dark biscuits, followed by a yeast-forward mid-palate with notes of dough, banana, and cloves that all combine harmoniously with the malts and subtle hops while the alcohol barely shines through. The carbonation is lively, the texture smooth and creamy. The finish is long, leaving gentle bitterness and some acidity behind. Excellent brew. JaKeAFC (1284) - ITALY - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle at botteltje oostend. Brown color, hazed, creamy beige head, persistent. Candy sugar and caramel with red fruit and berries esters, brandy, whisky and intense woody and earthy notes provided by the yeast, providing a spiced and warning tone. Taste is sweet, syrupy, light bitterness comes after but more on the solvent side. Body is medium to full, average carbonation, creamy texture. Finish fairly aromatic on fuel notes. I’d call this a dubbel. Very sweet and good for desserts and winter time. geolgau (478) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - AUG 22, 2017
Aroma is fresh and nice, with notes of belgian yeast, brown sugar and caramel, caramelized walnuts, figs and dates. Medium-full bodied with a healthy dose of carbonation. Taste is sweet, malty and nutty. Date jam, spicy yeast, huge malt backbone, all finished by a nice earthy bitterness. Easy to drink and good. ciocanelu (2957) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 21, 2017
Clear copper color with beige head. Aroma has toasted malt, candi sugar, a touch of dried fruits and some booze. Taste starts sweet with some dried fruits like raisins and dates, light bitterness on the finish. Quite clean, not too yeasty, really dry on the finish with some alcohol warmth. Light body, high effervescence. A well made, clean yet tasty dubbel. MasadaChee (5) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2017 does not count
Slight chocolate aroma, beautiful deep brown/red colour with off-white head. Good fulness, carbonation pushes flavours around, caramelly bread.
djcampbell (355) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 4, 2017
Výborné belgické pivo, s charakteristickými rysy. Silný karamelový říz, krémová pěna a nasládlejší chuť. Bootlegger007 (245) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2017
Big malty aroma, caramel, nutty with spice, pores a deep brown colour with a solid creamy tan head, incredible flavours, sweet with dark fruits and a light spice, medium body, creamy texture, warming Orange_times (315) - UKRAINE - JUL 29, 2017
0.3l bottle. Pours in dark brown colour with off white small head, muddy liquid. Aroma of caramel, honey, sweets. Medium bitter, very light bitter, no sourness. Medium body, thick feel, average carbonization, medium lasting sweet and very light caramel aftertste MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2017
Lovely dark brown colour. A taste of Belgium in a glass. I'm in love. Lighter in taste than expected but a taste that packs a punch.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Rubin77 (2596) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2017
F: huge, tan, long lasting.
C: dark brown to ruby red hazy against the light.
A: malty, caramel, fruity, yeasty, banana, spicy, brown sugar.
T: malty, fruity, caramel, banana, yeasty, spicy, cherries, very good balanced, tasty, full body, medium carbonation, enjoyed, 33cl bottle from Carrefour market – St. Michel @ Etterbeek, Brussels.