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RATINGS: 1443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ddesruez (5) - san francisco, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2013
I just had this beer and i have to accept its absolutely one of the best beers I ever tasted. Only the Sint Bernardus 12 seems to be close. The taste is very full and has a kind of wooden taste. The Westvleteren 8 is absolutely more fruity, but less exceptionnal. I absolutely recommend the beer and the website that helped me to get the beer for a good price (even if i dont know if this is allowed in my review: http://westvleteren12.webs.com/ ) Enjoye


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2614) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Dark Reddish Brown in colour. Very malty, toasty malts, caramel, toffee. Very fruity, dried fruits, plums, raisins. Yeasty and Spicy. Rather sweet. Dryish bittersweet finish. (2008)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlutonowyMan (633) - POLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Barwa ciemno brązowa z rubinowymi refleksami. Dość gruba, beżowa piana. Zbudowana z drobnych pęcherzykw. Aromat trochę mało wyraźny, można się jednak doszukać ciemnych, czerwonych owocw, delikatnych akcentw palonych i minimalnych nut alkoholowych. W smaku dominuje goryczka, sucha, palona, nieco wytrawna. Dalej delikatne nuty od ciemnych słodw, czereśnie i ponownie trochę nut alkoholowych. Wysycenie średnie w kierunku do wysokiego. Zdecydowanie Alchelowi Bruin brakuje pełni, ciała.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papat444 (93) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Poured from a 750ml. bottle (differs from the one in picture, alias bottle) Brought this at a Greek restaurant, so unfortunately, notes arent extensive. Appearance: Poured rich, light brown body, average sized tan head. Smell: malt & dried fruit. Taste: Warm, malt-like with some hints of chocolate. Mouthfeel: Malty with some brown sugar. Drinkability: Easily drinkable, alcohol is well camouflaged in the abundant taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ffelipe (88) - BRAZIL - FEB 2, 2017
Cerveja cobre escuro de alta carbonatao. Aroma levemente alcolico, balanceado com doce do caramelo e leve caf. Sabor doce e forte, lcool sobreposto pelo caf e dulor caramelizado.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
overtheline (119) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2017
33cl bottle pours a deep reddish brown with nice, lasting tan head. Nose is dried fruit and nuts with some chocolate and toffee. Taste is more fruit and nut, toffee, a bit of unidentified herb and a slight metallic twang. It is rounded and full bodied but remarkably light and moreish and its not even that heavily carbonated. Long fruity, slightly warm finish. Remarkably well balanced beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftProfessor4 (15) - Portreath, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Sour, acidic taste, dark full bodied beer, earthy with a small head, similar level to the Achel Blonde

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6358) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle: Hazed, deep brown with an off-white head. Raisin, chocolate, caramel aroma. Sweet caramel malt, chocolate malt, dark fruit, slightly roasty flavour. A little spice.....smooth and rich.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3575) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle brought back from Bruges. Hazy brown with a thin cream head. Nice fruity toffee aroma. The taste has spice, aniseed, toffee, stewed fruits. Quite rich flavours. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kostasgiotis (124) - GREECE - JAN 3, 2017
Dark fruits,caramel,sense of alcohol,quite some carbonation. Dark brown body with a 2 finger beige head.Quite complicated beer and as a belgian one is a great food pairing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4427) - Sofia, BULGARIA - DEC 23, 2016
Wow, hadnt rated this. Been awhile. Will it be good or will it be "achel" of its former self? Zing. Ill be here all night. Spoiler alert: Its good. Deep clear reddish amber with a lasting one-finger beige head. Really a beaut. The aroma is trappist yeast, nuts, red currant, prune. The flavor is nice, dry with a touch of candi sugar sweetness, crisp, light bitter finish, yeasty. Medium-bodied, well carbonated and lively on the feel. Really solid one from the trapperoonies.


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