Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by Jeffo:
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this at the bottle shop down the road.
Form a bottle into a chalice.
APPEARANCE: Pours a big 2+ finger medium thick fluffy off-white head that slowly fades to a decent film cap and leaves lots of lacing. Colour is rust and pretty clear with zero carbonation evident. A thin film remains till the end and leaves some decent lacing. Nice looking.
SMELL: A somewhat weak nose of sweet caramel malt, maybe some toffee, and some spice and herbs as well. The herbs are unique; perhaps some basilicum or oregano. A nice subtle yeastiness rounds it out nicely. Not as fruity as others, but pleasant and unique.
TASTE: Sweet caramel malt and some toffee is balanced by a hint of herbs and hop bitterness. A nice combination. Still get a bit of basilicum or oregano in the taste, just as in the nose. Again, a subtle yeast quality underlies everything. Finishes very clean with little aftertaste at all.
PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation, velvety smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes rather dry. No bite or alcohol noticeable at all.
OVERALL: An interesting one. The herbal qualities sets this one apart, making it a unique and interesting version of the style. It could use a stronger nose and a more pronounced aftertaste, but the herbal qualities makes it one to ponder non-the-less. One worth picking up for sure. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2009 15:40:51 | More by Jeffo
More User Reviews:
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.