Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by NearerMyBeerToMe:
3.63/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Half an inch worth of tightly packed, tiny beige bubbles sit atop the glass of mahogany liquid. Not much cling or lacing, but the head is bolstered by some very strong streamers. Beer is on the thin side in viscosity and sports good clarity. Smells slightly vinous and a touch sour right after opening the bottle. Out of the glass, pleasant light chocolate and almond are displaced by an off-putting smell of adhesive bandages. Nosefeel is so light as to be barely noticeable. Pouring the yeast helps to fortify the nuttiness and body, but it's just too little too late, I'm afraid. Individually, the flavors are quite nice: candy-apple sweetness at the tip of the tongue develops into a body of vinous dried cherry and butterscotch (accompanying the Band-Aid), with warmth bringing out peanut and rum raisin. However, the profile is odd--uncomposed--the flavors string out but don't tie back together. Mouthfeel is only slightly too thin but the extreme carbonation hits the palate like cola; crisp with a touch of oil. Good balance of buzz to soothing drinkability. Any flaws here aren't enough to totally defeat the brew; the worst aspect is probably its outlandish price tag.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2004 01:52:17 | More by NearerMyBeerToMe
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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.