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

Trappist Achel 8° BlondTrappist Achel 8° Blond
BA SCORE
86.1%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 753 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
Ranking:
#2,549
Reviews:
419
Ratings:
753
Liked:
648
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
9.09%
Alströms:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
112
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 753 |  Reviews: 419
Photo of Fabianno
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vixie
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy deep copper color. The white head is fairly large, leaving a lot of lacing on the sides of the glass as it dissipates.

Smelling a lot of Belgian funk here. There is a bit of citrus as well.

Quite a bit of Belgian funk up front, not surprising due to the smell. Picking up some citrus and honey in it, Finishes with a bit of pepper and alcohol warming.

Feel is a bit harsh, burns a bit going down.

This might be better if the funk was toned down a bit, but it really dominated the flavor. I don't mind a small amount of it, but this was a bit much. Normally Trappist beers are really complex and the flavors work well together, but the word that comes to mind here is harsh. Worth trying once, but not one I'll be adding to my rotation.

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Photo of Heeenrik
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful light golden colour, white foam, great lacing.

A smell and taste of sultana raisins, belgian yeast, crisp pilsner malts and a touch of banana.

There's also a tender hoppy thing going on at the end, and it works.

A nice tripel.

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Photo of YvesB
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of redfish2942
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of direwolf00
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours a hazey blonde with a good two finger head that slowly disapates and laces glass. Aroma Apple, pear, banana, clove. Taste pretty much follows the nose. Nice very nice.

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Photo of dcotom
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy golden straw. Very thin white head. Moderate activity.

Smell: Belgian funk and sugar is sticky on the nose. Followed by ripe banana, a pinch of cloves, pear, honey, sweet bread, and a hint of booze.

Taste: Belgian sugar, candied ginger, honey covered pear slices, ripe banana, orange zest, and sweet whole wheat bread. The finish is grassy hops with just a hint of funk.

Feel: Medium body. Sticky sweet fades to white wine dry finish. Alcohol is slight warming on the throat.

Overall: A very nice Belgian blonde. A bit too far on the sweet side of the style for me but would be a beautiful entry into the world of Belgians. A bit more funk would make it perfect for me but it's good stuff.

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Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Poured into a Chimay chalice. Body is a hazy golden orange hue. Two finger white head slowly reduced to a half finger film covering the body.

S: Bready malts, Belgian esters of pear, apple, and mild banana. There is a bit of funk in the background.

T: Same as the nose. The flavor is dry with a slight bitter finish.

F: Medium bodied with medium carbonation and foamy, with a slight warmth.

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Photo of Jow
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tapir111
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khmel
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmg
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
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 -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of steverx8
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Trappist Achel 8° Blond from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 86.1% out of 100 with 753 ratings
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