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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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757 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:
#2,778
Reviews:
420
Ratings:
757
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
114
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 757 |  Reviews: 420
Photo of Jodio
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnTurano
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
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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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OlegShora
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkhamPete
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 123321123321
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of SassaDog
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epiktetos
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OlaB
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Photo of Wer34truh
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of risenz
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arthurspoor
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice fresh and malty. Slightly metallic tasting with orange. Not one of the greatest. Still ok.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized wine glass. A very solid offering all around, I would not say there is anything world-class about it but from all 5 aspects listed to rate a beer, all to me are are satisfying....I'm glad I tried this one.

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Photo of FBarber
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy opaque orange tinged gold color with a frothy white head. Thin white head sticks around with some nice sticky lacing.

Smell has aromas of apricots, raisins, prunes, pear, with a strong yeast aroma.

Taste is an array of flavors including apricots, raisins, prunes, pears and honey. A strong yeast presence that has peppery notes with some clove undertones. Solid backbones of freshly baked bread malts. Very gentle and complimentary. Overall a very balanced array of flavors. Dry finish coats the mouth in a very pleasant way and balances out the sweetness from the honey like flavor.

Feel was really exceptional. Smooth. Nice gentle carbonation providing a slight tingle but not distracting.

Overall a very nice tripel. Great flavor profile.

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

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours a golden orange with a white fluffy head, big clumps of lacing, beer is clear with a good amount of carbonation.

A: Light fruit aromas like pears, bananas, roses, touch of Belgian yeast, very nice aroma balanced and complex, alcohol not coming through at all.

T: Like the nose, light fruits bananas, pears, touch of spice and clove, finish is dry with light fruit notes lingering in the aftertaste, very well balanced, smooth and easy drinking.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Another beer from Achel that I've enjoyed, very deceptive at 8%, lots of flavor, complexity and depth, definitely worth picking up if you like Belgian style beers.

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Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 757 ratings
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