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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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tilopud_rye


4.98/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In this year 2013 I found this beer on the shelf labeled sept 2009. I was sick at the time so waited til I could properly taste to open. Immediately upon opening the bottle it made a slight hiss then filled the air with the scent of apples. The smell changed slightly in the pour openingup notes of caramel, toffee, honey, smells as if it's going to have a very big thick flavor. Taste starts with a light bread flavor then tastes like there's mixed fruit jam on th bread- apple, raisin, plum, peach with sweet toffee candy on the end of the taste.slight alcohol aftertaste with sugars and candy lingering. The toffee caramel and sugar influence is heightened actually when the sediment is poured. It's an amber orange-brown color with bubbles rising from the bottom towards a thick head that starts 3 fingers and lowers while sipping but never goes away. More toffee and sugar flavor in the head- more bread and fruit jam taste in the liquid. An excellent drink- though I hear some people prefer a young bottle o this. Somewhat warped that my first experience is a 3 yr bottle but I'll remember this beer and come back to this review to compare a younger bottle

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 22:40:08 | More by tilopud_rye
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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?

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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%
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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

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