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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

584 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 39
Gots: 30 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

33cl bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention, amazing lacing.

S: Dried apricot and caramel sweetness upfront with a light spice in the background. Very well integrated.

T: The sweetness that I got in the aroma is no longer present. Tangy, a bit boozy, with a touch of caramel in the background. A bit of spice, but not much.

M: Medium bodied with high carbonation.

O: Great aroma - complex and very well integrated. The aromas go very well together. The flavor, though, is not great. Tangy, a bit too dry, without all the complexities of the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 02:16:58 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
91 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.