Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.22/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #32 (Sep 2009):
While the head does attract some attention with its lacing atop the tawny glow, the aroma clearly distracts with tones of biscuits and candied fruit. This is a malty beer with visions of dark bread and plum pudding. Smooth upon the first sip. Fluffy medium body rolls with that smoothness. Faint medicinal phenols grab onto the taste buds--this is where it becomes interesting. Alcohol does show some warmth (peppery and estery), but not so warm that it takes away from the malt base. There is some sweetness here, but in the end, it lands semidry. Nutty yeast and ripe fruit add to the complexities, and with each sip, more flavors unfold as the beer warms up a little bit more.
Very appealing without being overly complex, the dryness does more for this beer as it is able to separate itself from the sweeter Dubbels. A bit of an underdog within its style, and should be given at least a chance--we are glad we did.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2010 19:00:20 | More by BeerAdvocate
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.