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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

582 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 39
Gots: 28 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002)
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Blindpigbiz

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell: subtle lemon notes with pears and herbs hit the nose within a few sniffs

Taste: the beer is the definition of bright and citrusy. With intense sweet lemons and limes alongside blood oranges, this beer is a citrus beast; cloves, subtle peppers, white oak, and effervescence also gives this beer a nice body, texture, and taste; even extremely subtle hints of very good vodka are in the background

Pairs well with: margarita pizza, traditional Caesar salad, and Alfredo pasta

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 22:36:04 | More by Blindpigbiz
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Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
91 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.