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Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Affligem DubbelAffligem Dubbel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

484 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-20-2000)
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HalfFull

California

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a corked 750 ml. bottle into a large wine glass. This dubbel pours a bit of a glowing reddish brown in color. An inch of slightly off white head settles out a bit more quickly than I would like yet does keep a light film. Color is a bit light for the style.

Some deep dried fruits on the nose, plum and light raisin with a bit of caramel in the backdrop. Touch of chocolate revealing itself a bit later. The glass needs to warm up a bit to fully appreciate the beer. Some alcohol apparent after warming.

Rather straightforward in flavor without a great deal of depth. Some plum and black cherry notes are supported by a steady release of fine champagne like carbonation from the bottle conditioning. The light color on the pour shows itself in the aroma and the flavor. This is decidedly light in body for the style yet rather pleasant. Drinkabillity is consistent with the overall presentation by the brewery. A good but not great beer, and not the best from the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 03:32:29 | More by HalfFull
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Affligem Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
86 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.