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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

595 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 41
Gots: 32 | 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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stevoj

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Panama

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-10-2014 17:19:01 | More by bunbury
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2014 08:47:15 | More by GJ40
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-29-2014 00:54:54 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

01-27-2014 03:36:02 | More by Lehighace06
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-25-2014 20:38:04 | More by morebeergood
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2014 03:00:57 | More by vhmf1978
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

01-18-2014 19:54:33 | More by MacStinson
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LVituri

Brazil

4.95/5  rDev +21.9%

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.

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-06-2014 11:43:29 | More by Saind
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kristjan

Estonia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-06-2014 09:32:38 | More by kristjan
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Doomfag

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-30-2013 23:33:59 | More by Doomfag
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2Cents

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +17%

12-30-2013 05:46:56 | More by 2Cents
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev -9.1%

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip.
8% ABV, 01/03/12

A - The beer gushes immediately, spewing from the bottle like a geyser, making it hard to retain quite a bit of the 11.2 oz bottle's beer. Massively carbonated, the tall head takes forever to drop but it finally plateaus to a lumpy ivory pile, all the while draping the tulip in heavy sheets of lace above the hazy blonde beer.

S - Heavy notes of sweet Belgian candi sugar suppress the subtle Belgian yeast characteristics of coriander, clay, and banana notes. Traces of alcohol make it in on the back end but this tripel has a tame aroma overall.

T - Pilsner malt and sweet candi sugar are arresting, putting the breaks on all other subtle nuances of the beer, namely it's Belgian yeast. Simple spice peeks through a drop of orange citrus and finishes back out with a trail of spiciness.

M - Heavy carbonation dances on the tongue, sparkling like effervescent champagne and carrying it's light spice nuances away with it's light body and faint alcohol heat on the back end.

O - More subtle and delicate than most Belgian tripels, Achel 8° exhibits some awesome traits of the style but without underlying complexity, only to show shallow yeast characteristics of coriander spice and clay with sugary sweetness taking over most of the profile. It's carbonation level aids in the drinkability of such a sweet beer but, it's also the cause of the beer exploding all over the place, and it's not the first time it's happened to me. Be cautious opening the bottle and don't expect a smack-in-the-face Belgian tripel from this one.

12-20-2013 00:46:21 | More by BeerFMAndy
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured into a chalice from a 330 ml bottle

A- Golden in color with a white head. Retention is okay, but the lacing is fantastic.

S- Banana, belgian yeast, booze. Very fragrant.

T- Yeast is a big one in here. Sweetness comes out as well, almost a pear flavor. Crisp but more mild than apple.

M- Medium body. Delicate and fizzy. Really nice to let sit in your mouth and evaluate all it has to offer.

O- Very tasty. The delicate feel of this makes it really enjoyable and really showcases its sweet flavors.

12-13-2013 13:36:13 | More by BWED
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dipso123

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-10-2013 01:07:27 | More by dipso123
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PeterVesti

China

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-05-2013 12:09:14 | More by PeterVesti
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azorie

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-03-2013 20:41:09 | More by azorie
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-29-2013 18:56:05 | More by BillRoth
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-26-2013 20:11:11 | More by hansavijaticar
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%

This beer is amazingly complex. Drink slowly to appreciate the subtleties in taste.
A snifter works well to fully appreciate the beer.

Poured a light golden color with a 1 f head in a snifter. Nice lacing.

Aroma: lemon, clove, apricot, which become more pronounced with warming.

Relatively moderate carbonation which works well for the style.

Taste- wonderful elements melded together: sweetness, clove, apricot, lemon, and an alcoholic finish which is stronger with warming.

The apricot and alcoholic finish blend well with warming. The body of the beer is light- offset by a complicated, well balanced taste profile.

Drink slowly and enjoy.

11-14-2013 02:32:31 | More by brureview
Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
91 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.