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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

553 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 375
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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Ratings: 553 | Reviews: 375 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by stulowitz:
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stulowitz

Iceland

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Had a ring at the top of the bottle. My guess is it was bottled too early, or there is an infection. Open the chilled bottle and oh my, way over carbonated, but then again, belgian beers tend to be just that. But still. Head is fluffy and beautiful, like sitting in an airplane and looking down on the billowy clouds.

S - Smell is fresh and fruity. Has a distinct smell, not unsimilar to the Westmalle triple, I belive that Achel uses Westmalles yeast, so it doesn't come as a surprise.

T - Taste is powerful, with a slight bitter punch. Me like. Nothing extremely complicated, but rather refreshing and enjoyful. Feel a nice alcohol warmth as it goes down.

M - Highly carbonated, but still has a nice body to it.

D - Drinkable. Would I drink this all night, no, but a bottle or two with a nice book sounds like a nice night in...

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2008 21:00:54 | More by stulowitz
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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.

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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.

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Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
90 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.