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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

607 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 43
Gots: 35 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jscal10, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of draheim
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330mL into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale straw color, big fluffy white head that leaves behind nice thick clumps of lace. Really nice looking.

Aroma is full of fruity esters and spice; Belgian yeast, some floral Old World hops, clove, and a touch of bubblegum.

Taste is very Belgian. Pale bready malt and Belgian yeast, slightly bitter floral hops, overripe banana and clean pure water. Nicely minerally and hard, gives it a clean finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, balanced, soft but also crisp.

Overall a very nice Belgian ale, well put together.

draheim, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of brewskifan55
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
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?

brewskifan55, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Wobbly, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of drummerguy
5/5  rDev +23.2%

drummerguy, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

bigjoe786, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Lothore
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Lothore, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jim_carignan, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

javahead71, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Zetcha7x, Mar 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

stevoj, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Chico1985
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Chico1985, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Maillard, Feb 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

bunbury, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

GJ40, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BrazilianAussie, Jan 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Lehighace06, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

morebeergood, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Schmoog, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

vhmf1978, Jan 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

MacStinson, Jan 18, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

LVituri, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
91 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.