Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by HalfFull:
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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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.