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

Trappist Achel 8° BlondTrappist Achel 8° Blond
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Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Ranked #28
Ranked #7,641
4.07 | pDev: 9.09%
Sep 16, 2023
Mar 06, 2002
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Rated: 4 by Noelito76 from New York

Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle. Date on label for bottling is '12/07/21'.
Three finger pillowing head, which takes a few minutes to get down close to the body. First part of the pour is a partly cloudy body, which increases with the dregs to a fully cloudy body. Pale gold color. Leaves behind rings and spots of lacing.
Aroma of banana and cloves, brown sugar, and a bit of prune.
Taste is malty and expresses dark fruit of plum and prune, banana and cloves, brown sugar, and a developing spicy kick. Aftertaste is long lasting and allows the flavors to blend and balance well.
More than medium mouth feel, with a reminder of stickiness. Higher ABV% is warming, not stinging. Excellent carbonation.
Presents itself as a living beer that has developed over time.
Jul 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Faintly foggy burnt gold with a tall, lumpy white foam head.

This Trappist (style) blonde is fairly spicy and phenolic with a slight burn and perhaps a hint of anise in the finish.

The cloudy froth doesn't add any heft to the light body.

This was a FREE hotel beer (for not using daily housekeeping) to pair with some Middle Eastern arancini from the quiet little town of Lot after our visit to 3F. I mean, as if that's not enough, they actually provide your room with lambic tumblers? Fucking love Belgium.
Jul 05, 2023
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Jun 18, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by LA2ED7

Jun 03, 2023
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured into tulip at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia. Delicious.
May 24, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Dethark from England

May 10, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 12/7/21, so well over a year old.

Hazy yellow body with a strong bright white head. Yeasty aroma, full and smooth tasting. Slightly sweet with a pleasing boozy kick to it.
Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Apr 01, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by MrJones07 from Spain

Mar 15, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by travelguy from Ohio

Dec 22, 2022
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Rated by te99912_123 from Switzerland

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
gold-yellow, pale.
A&T: Fruity, banana.
Somewhat bitter finish.
Oct 06, 2022
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Hazy, burnished gold body, rapidly forming a fine white head with solid retention.
Aromas of yeast spice, coriander, banana.
Big fatty umami yeast flavour, banana chips, candy sugar, lightly spiced; some acidity in the dry finish balances the syrupy feel, as does a fine prickly effervescence and a touch of bitter hops + some pleasant alcohol burn.

While not the most complex in flavour, it's delicious and the feel is interesting and balanced.
Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jul 08, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Unknown bottle date. Poured from fridge temp. Pours a murky orange with a good amount of white head. Nose is wheat, yeast, orange peel, grass, and a hoppy bite. The taste is a nice mixture of sweet and bitter. The sweetness is associate with toffee, candy, and some green grape like fruit. The bitter back end is a grassy, earthy, hoppy note. Other notes are bread, a bit of spice, Belgian yeast, and a touch of toffee. Mouthfeel is a bit light and dry, but great.
Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Tenebris

Dec 15, 2021
Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 824 ratings