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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

629 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 45
Gots: 40 | 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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33 cl bottle (bb 15/05/15) into a tulip glass. Slightly hazy golden body, ample foamy head with good retention, heavy chunky lacing, slightly bubbly. Smells of lemon, pale biscuit malt and belgian yeast with pear and melon.

Taste is dry and begins with pale malt, followed by citrus and melon with belgian yeast and white pepper. Dry finish with spice and a light hop bitterness. Citric and peppery dry crisp aftertaste. Well balanced and pretty dry for a tripel.

Medium body, high stingy carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Overall a fresh and crisp sipping beer, hiding its strength well.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold with two fingers of dense white foam, thick sheet of lace for a couple of inches down. Smell: some "import grain" character which faded quickly, then... pilsy, floral, white grapes, candied lemon peel note. Taste: sugar cookie, overripe pear, sugared dried apricot blip, lemon-pepper and some citric bite. Really fine, velvety feel, finishing drying with grassy hopping punching through a sugary base. Best by 12/15. Pretty good.

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Had this on 2014-10-18 in Columbia, PA

A - Mildly-hazy golden-yellow with a big 3-finger white head and mild lace.

S - Melon, pale malt, flowery yeast. Sweet and appealing.

T - Follows the smell with melon and malt sweetness, herbal with a hint of white pepper, touch of lemon and grass and a reasonable amount of bitterness in the finish, which dissipates quickly.

M - Medium body and excessive carbonation. Perhaps there were enough residual sugars in the beer when bottled that additional fermenting happened. In any case, the excessive carbonation scrubbed the flavors away too quickly and was distracting.

O - I like the flavor and aroma, which are appealing and well balanced. Definitely a flavor profile I enjoy. I'll definitely try this again and hope for less carbonation.

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Review from 21OCT12. Had originally placed this under Achel Extra Blond in error....

Early October, 2012... I settled into a bar seat at Café De Knijnspiep after some shopping for some serious drinking. Started with three bottles of this nice Tripel, 0.33l at €3.75 per...

My small chalice was filled with a medium golden, slightly flat bier. It was still a vibrant hue, with a creamy white head. Topping was fluffy and lasted well, with decent lacing. Nose is nice and fruity, with super tropical fruit present. Body was medium, and the feel was light and airy on the tongue.

Had a nice crackery, doughy sweetness, and was dry and crisp through and through. Had lots of tropical fruit, with white grape skin, apple, pear and some peppery spice. At the finish there was a healthy amount of spicy, yeasty notes. Really nice, yes indeed! Zum Wohl!!

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