Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by mmmbirra:
3.94/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
75cl bottle(on sale for 3 euros) poured into a snifter.
Full fluffy off-white head that holds on for quite some time. The first pour is a crystal clear red. Subsequent pours are more cloudy as the yeast finds its way into the glass.
Dark cherries, plums, blackberries. Very bright and inviting. A little cocoa powder in the background. A little bit of almost-peppery spice shows up when swirled. If only it was an even stronger aroma, it would be perfection.
Tastes light and fruity with a good rich slightly sweet maltiness. Just a touch of something with a little more bite in the back end that at times almost tastes rubbery.
For me, a little too carbonated, but I tend to like lightly carbonated beers in general, so I won't hold it against this otherwise solid beer too much.
Really good. Goes down almost too easily, but I'm complaining about that.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2013 18:24:44 | More by mmmbirra
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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.