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

BA SCORE
90
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740 Ratings
Trappist Achel 8° BlondTrappist Achel 8° Blond
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Belgium
achelsekluis.org

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
740
Reviews:
413
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
110
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 11.2-oz. bottle, stamped "21/11/15," imported from Indiana, into snifter. Classic Tripel, from a harder-to-find Trappist brewery.

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Photo of yaron73
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bottle at "2be" in Brugge.

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Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a wonderful mixture of gold orange, and brown with classic cloudy haze. Excellent fluffy head, that quickly dissipates and gives way to classic lacing. A very nice-looking beer.

The nose is inundated immediately by classic Belgian yeasts and phenols, providing a fresh fruity (think raisins and other dark fruits) aroma.

The taste starts out much like the nose--the Belgian yeast is fantastic and very "in your face" with plenty of fruity notes as well. All seems well, but the finish is pretty bitter for this style, and seems a little off. Just a little too rough.

The mouthfeel is crisp without being overly dry. Perhaps a little "thin" for the style.

Overall, a solid trappist, just a little "hoppy" for my taste.

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4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a murky golden brown...with a nice fluffy head and massive sticky lacing. The smell is of Belgian yeasts, bread and fruits....The star of the show here is the Belgian yeast...Its a classic old school trappist strain that is immediately noticeable. Fruity, a little sweetness, some malty richness....But still, its the apples-hints, yeast and breadiness that stands out. It finishes quite peppery and spicy with a smidge of bitterness. The carbonation here is medium and allows the ale to finish creamy instead of simply dry. Pretty good. Potable.

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3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: gives of a clear deep orange color. Gives a 2 fingertip high top of head that is staying there for a good time. Great lacings on the glass.

S: fruity with light fruits like apples,pears,apricot and banana. Yeast,candied sugar and peppercorn.

T&F: starts of with much the same as the aroma. Light fruits is dominant in the flavour with that sweet belgian yeast in the background. In the middle and the finish the spices get noticeable in the flavour. It finish of both sweet and bitter and is noticeable in the aftertaste for a good time.

O: a great and delicious trappist ale. I have never tried anything from achel so I was a pleasant suprise. If you fond of belgian beers you will not be disappointed of this one

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Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
4.04 out of 5 based on 740 ratings.
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