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

Trappist Achel 8° BlondTrappist Achel 8° Blond

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

555 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 555
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%


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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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 33cl bottle 05/7/13 into a snifter.

It poured a big pillowy white head with lots of bubbles. Produces a dark golden color. Left a sheet of lacing down the glass.

I smell citrus and yeast but it is also reminiscent of a hefeweizen with some banana and cloves here and there.

This is treat to drink. It is chalky, crisp, and dry with some yeast and earthiness going on. I should have gone slower with the tasting as there is a lot going on, but it is such an easy drink to enjoy.

A must try if you dig Belgian blondes/tripels.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 18:04:08 | More by MattSweatshirt
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Opaque golden with a one and ahalf finger head that held on. Foamy as hell. Thick lacing.

S: Floral, fruity,lemons, oranges, banana, Belgian yeast.

T: Follows nose. Sweet. Coriander. A sightless bitter hop finish. Just terrific.

M: medium to heavy. Thick, chewy carbonation.

O: A great springtime beer. Highly carbonated. Exploding with fruits and yeast. What's not to like?

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 15:58:38 | More by brewskifan55
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-19-2014 14:58:31 | More by Wobbly
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Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-13-2014 02:39:54 | More by drummerguy
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bigjoe786

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-07-2014 05:41:55 | More by bigjoe786
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Lothore

California

3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Lots of head, extremely hard to contain on the pour. Peachy orange hue.

S- Yeasty, hints of fig.

T- Candied fruit, yeast, undertones of hop bitterness.

M- Medium bodied with tons of carbonation.

D- A decent brew. Would have trouble drinking a lot of it. Mouthfeel was much too effervescent for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 03:11:51 | More by Lothore
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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-21-2014 05:33:11 | More by afsdan
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-18-2014 22:54:21 | More by jim_carignan
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javahead71

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-16-2014 13:25:10 | More by javahead71
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-13-2014 01:12:33 | More by Zetcha7x
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stevoj

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-01-2014 04:24:00 | More by stevoj
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, best by 6/13/15.

Appearance - Lots of foam on the pour. Very pale orange, lots of bubbles. Ridiculous foamy structure of a head, retains and leaves lace like a champ.

Smell - Sweet and yeasty, apples, fresh bread, light spices, light citrus+herbal tones and some alcohol. Simply good ol' tripel stuff going on here.

Taste - Taste mostly follows, though didn't quite live up to the scent. Sweet malts and Belgian yeast, good mix of light and dark fruits (raisins) and bread. Still slightly boozy for 8%.

Mouthfeel - Great body and carbonation level here. Good foam-level without being overbearing, smooth.

Overall - Definitely a solid no-frills tripel, can't quite hang with some of the best of its kind but a fine example, quite easy drinking as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 01:33:09 | More by Chico1985
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California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

02-27-2014 01:35:39 | More by Maillard
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Panama

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-23-2014 13:43:02 | More by Schmoog
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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LVituri

Brazil

4.95/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Essa cerveja é realmente surpreendente. Antes de prová-la eu havia lido sobre ela em vários lugares, os quais não davam tanto elogios a ela. Porém na minha primeira oportunidade já senti que não concordava com a opinião da maioria dos especialista. Na segunda vez, eu tive certeza. É com certeza uma das melhores cervejas trapistas da humanidade.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 12:51:21 | More by LVituri
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-06-2014 17:31:15 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Estonia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
90 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.