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Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Affligem DubbelAffligem Dubbel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

484 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-20-2000)
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endovelico

Portugal

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Jumbo in Almada, 330 ml Bottle. Best served before 04-12-2008. Reviewed at home under Strong artificial light. Served in a gobblet at recommended temperature (8 ºC). Poured on 19-10-2008.

Presentation: Extremely appealing overall design with a Gold / Red / Earth tones color schematic and several Medieval / Sacred Art like elements, such as the Coat of arms framed on a Church-vault like shape. Traditionally shaped brown beer bottle.

Appearance: Poured a Red / Brown (about 13-14 on the Lovibond) murky brew with a two finger tan head that quickly fades into a thin cap (which holds for the rest of the experience). Alot of floaties. Perceived effervescence is low. Decent lacing.

Aroma: The nose is of medium strength and complex. Evident Caramel and Belgian candy sugar, plums / raisins and Yeast like spiciness.

Taste: Again, very straightforward Caramel, Belgian candy sugar and Plums / raisins notes, with chocolate malt and roasted malt undertones. Very noticeable Yeast 'sting'. Lasting malty sweetness and yeast bitterness. Low hop bitterness. Decently Balanced in taste overall.

Palate: Medium to Full body with Medium to low carbonation. Milky / tart like texture. Noticeable Alcohol, but not off putting.

Drinkability: Good drinkability considering the ABV, well balanced, and none of the aroma / taste elements are overwhelming or off-putting.

On a final note: Overall, a decent Dubbel albeit not a prototypical one, as it lacks a more subtle and sober aroma and taste profile of nuts and chocolate. Dark fruits aroma and taste should be less dominating of the overall beer character. Reminds me of Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu. Not overly impressed, will not be seeking this in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 03:02:14 | More by endovelico
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Affligem Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
86 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.