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

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
738 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:
738
Reviews:
413
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
110
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 738 |  Reviews: 413
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tapir111
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khmel
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very cloudy when poured. The head was off white and medium thick the smell was stronger than I thought it would be. 1st taste was a hint of honeysuckle with still quite a bit of carbonation. Second best Trappist beer so far.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of steverx8
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NightINgale
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mnteti
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMentair
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zpeckler
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Preeti would love this. The head is ridiculous, so silky. A wit-like smell with classic clove and banana aroma. The taste is rich with malt, hops are lemony and bright. In addition to clove and banana, nutmeg, bread, and grapefruit flavors dominate.

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Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Pleebak
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karo
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mta11c
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy amber with an ample creamy, dense white head and lots of carbonation. Plenty of lacing.
The aroma is excellent: some funky farmhouse fun from the yeast, candy sugar and maybe a hint of lemon.
So tasty: The Belgian funk is strong in this one! Farmyard and cheese with nice spicy notes followed by a very pleasing bitterness. As it warms, a bit more pepper and even a little lemongrass comes through as well as some ripe fruit notes. A very refreshing finish.
Mouthfeel is medium with plenty of carbonation in my bottle.
Just excellent.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle purchased at grocery store in Brussels.
BB: 29/05/2017
Served chilled and poured in a Delirium tulip.

Pours super clear blond yellow. Very active carbonation, modest white head.
No lacing on glass.
Taste is light, crisp and very dry...a lot like a sparkling wine. Really dry aftertaste is unpleasant. Right up to this point, there were some definite, even eerie similarities to Delirium Tremens -- a beer I like a lot. But it's on the aftertaste phase that Achel loses it completely...much too sweet and dry.

A disappointment, not a 'great' beer, and not on my buy again list.

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Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
4.04 out of 5 based on 738 ratings.
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