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Trappist Achel 8° Blond - Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

637 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 637
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 47
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

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4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lticew
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A great Tripel. Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. Medium size delicately bubbly white head with better than average retention. Filmy bands of lacing on the glass.
Aroma is good as well. Strong yeast presence, light fruit (apples and pears), peppery spicing and no hint of alcohol.

Taste is fantastic. My favorite part of a great Tripel is an almost cheese like flavor from the yeast. This one has it. The yeast, fruit, and spicing are just right. Goes down very easily like most good Tripels.

Mouthfeel is rich, spicy, a little sweet and great!!! A must have for Tripel lovers.

Photo of MooseBoose
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KimenTshom
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bjd88
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PacNWDad
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Dogum
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of JTuomi
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33 cl bottle (bb 15/05/15) into a tulip glass. Slightly hazy golden body, ample foamy head with good retention, heavy chunky lacing, slightly bubbly. Smells of lemon, pale biscuit malt and belgian yeast with pear and melon.

Taste is dry and begins with pale malt, followed by citrus and melon with belgian yeast and white pepper. Dry finish with spice and a light hop bitterness. Citric and peppery dry crisp aftertaste. Well balanced and pretty dry for a tripel.

Medium body, high stingy carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Overall a fresh and crisp sipping beer, hiding its strength well.

Photo of wc94wc
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of interzen
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidSomers
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of speedvagen
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of PvtSnowball
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadGuyRyan
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of babaracas
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold with two fingers of dense white foam, thick sheet of lace for a couple of inches down. Smell: some "import grain" character which faded quickly, then... pilsy, floral, white grapes, candied lemon peel note. Taste: sugar cookie, overripe pear, sugared dried apricot blip, lemon-pepper and some citric bite. Really fine, velvety feel, finishing drying with grassy hopping punching through a sugary base. Best by 12/15. Pretty good.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of lmaduells
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Cramshawbar
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
91 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.