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

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4.06/5
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756 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,769
Reviews:
419
Ratings:
756
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
114
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandy14
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely light hazy body and medium foaming head.

Aroma is on the hoppy side, difficult to pick much else up beyond the alcohol.

Taste is good, malty and a nice warming burn down the throat.

Feel is pretty good too for this type of brew, packs a nice punch.

Overall very good, well worth a try

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Photo of threeviews
4.77/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 33cl bottle (Best By Date: 05 November 2019) into a Affligem, short-stemmed chalice glass. Assuming a Best By Date of two-and-a-half years, this was bottled 05 May, 2017...(but this is just a guess since I purchased it in Brussels at a grocery store where all there beer is fresh)

A - Pours a light gold color with (thanks to bottle refermentation) a 1-2 finger of a white, fluffy head. A quintessential appearance for a strong Blond Trappist beer. (5.0)

S - Flowers, Honeysuckle, Pear, Peach, a hint of citrus and Cotton Candy all infiltrate the the nose. (4.75)

T - Bready malt sweetness followed by mild bitterness that is a collection of flowers and stone fruit. There is also the added not of Spearmint once the beer warms. (4.75)

M - The body is Medium-Minus, elevating the drinkability of an 8% ABV Blond to new heights. (4.75)

O - The Trappist's know how to brew a strong Blond! Honestly, Achel Blond reminds me of a lighter version of Westmalle Triple. Being that Westmalle Triple is my favorite Trappist (golden) beer, that makes Achel a very, VERY close second! I hope to learn more of Achel's brewing process...but until now, I will enjoy. (4.75)

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3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lively bubbles in a golden haze with a good steady head of soapy foam. Strong smell of malt, grass and citrus. Same flavours in the taste. Mildly sweet with a modest bitter aftertaste. Medium-bodied, crispy and easy to drink. Balance and intensity of this beer are fine, and it's a beer that does deliver, but it's also a bit boring in my opinion.

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyrenaica
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle
8.0% ABV
Bar Hop (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
January 23, 2014
Trappist Number 21
The beer pours a hazed medium gold colour with a quarter inch snow white head and plenty of effervescence. The aroma is yeast, grass, some citrus, and a touch of honey. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation. Flavour is sweet, grainy with notes of honey and yeast. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevehagy
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
4.14/5  rDev +2%
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 +4.7%
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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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jodio
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 756 ratings
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