Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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3.45/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
On tap at Arte&Sana cervecería in Málaga, Spain.
Appearance: dark mahogany/brown, bubbly 2 finger white head
Smell: dark fruits, oak, pepper, belgian yeast
Taste: Lots of overripe darkfruits, more specifically cherry an apple that dominate the palate initially. Very sweet, belgian yeast come through after the initial fruit bomb, followed by notes of pepper, coriander, apple, and pear. Finish is sort of medicinal, not in a bad way, but the cherriness really lingers a lot. Finish is dry and sweet, almost like a red wine in a way.
Mouthfeel: not as carbonated as other dubbels but still medium to high, medium bodied.
Overall: Not as good as the big trappist dubbels, but this is unique in its own eay and can hold its own as a belgian i would reccomend. Especially if you like te really overripe fruit and cherry taste.
Serving type: on-tap
08-21-2013 16:49:22 | More by Roman5150
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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.