Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
750ml bottle, best before 2013
A- Slightly murky dark ruby/light brown. 2 fingers of pretty thick head that has great retention throughout the very last sips, though it somehow does not leave a lot of lacing on the glass
S- Dominant dark malts, with caramel and biscuit along with some sugary/yeasty notes. Light background notes of dried/dark fruits, maybe a hint of spiciness
T- Again dominant on the malts side, with a caramel base and some quite strong brown sugar notes. The slightest hint of acidity may be felt among a vaguely dry, cola-like feel (sorry, i can't really find better words to describe this). Some dark fruit notes may be detected as well
M - Medium body and carbonation. Pleasantly smooth but still lively on the palate, a bit more on the dry side on the tongue, with that cola feel that makes you longing for another sip
O- Not your standard dubbel and actually quite a complex brew, showing that industrial bewing does not necessarly means flat and boring. Nicely drinkable, maybe just a bit too much on the malty side to be a perfectly balanced beer. Very nice price/quality ratio
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2012 09:11:03 | More by Cozzatoad
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4.23/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a bottle into a chalice, at about cellar temperature.
It's head is kind of non-existent, with even an aggressive pour making just a tiny amount of beige fizz which settles to a ring quickly. However, it's got a pretty copper-like reddish brown body in which I can view carbonation bubbles and a lot of nice sediment, which becomes a really thick CLOUD of sediment once I pour out the last of the beer.
To me it smells like caramel, cherries, maple, and ripe apples and bananas.
It also tastes of tart green apples and ripe bananas to an extent. The finish is bready with a bit of dry hoppiness.
The carbonation is expectedly high, and the body feels kinda medium.
Not a mind-blowing Belgian ale, but nevertheless a really solid one. I'm definitely glad I got to try it.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2014 22:32:27 | More by Kuaff
Affligem Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
86 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.