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Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

Affligem DubbelAffligem Dubbel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

460 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 460
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into my Affligem chalice.

Pours a nearly opaque rich burgundy colour with a 1/2 inch head. Reduces to a bit of lace that clings to the glass nicely. Unfiltered with lots of sediment in evidence. Spicy aroma with some plum, caramel, bready malt, and brandied cherries.

Taste begins with a puckering sourness that is followed by a nuttiness that borders on soapiness. Alcohol comes next, followed by a bit of cloying sweetness and an odd sawdust-like flavour in the finish. This is not what I expected from the nose, much less complex and bordering on boring or even annoying (if that can be applied to a beer). Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin and carbonation seems a bit high, drying in the finish. There's no way I'd want more than one of these, the cloying and dare I say cheap taste is very off-putting, I'm a little disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2006 01:52:22 | More by trevorwideman
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jasperfriedrich

Denmark

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2014 10:38:12 | More by jasperfriedrich
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freemanj

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2014 15:43:02 | More by freemanj
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-13-2014 14:01:08 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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leffebrown84th

Georgia

1.45/5  rDev -62%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Deep dark brown and red cloudy color.
Smells like champagne. Fruity, perfume like smell.
Tastes awful. Tastes like champagne and perfume, just like it smells.
I had high hopes. I love dubbels and I really like affligem blonde, but I couldnt give this beer away and I tried.
So to conclude, terrible stay away.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 23:05:30 | More by leffebrown84th
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-12-2014 23:45:49 | More by jim_carignan
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-07-2014 02:39:00 | More by threedaggers
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-06-2014 21:57:27 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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stevoj

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-01-2014 04:29:34 | More by stevoj
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ketan324

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-26-2014 16:20:05 | More by ketan324
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RoyFokker

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-22-2014 22:35:30 | More by RoyFokker
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markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-07-2014 00:48:00 | More by markdrinksbeer
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vpoxon

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-05-2014 22:40:46 | More by vpoxon
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-01-2014 18:21:47 | More by BJSmit
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BierJager89

California

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, opaque, plum color?

S: Sweet fruit in the nose, these notes are old and not very specific.

T: Fruity Belgian yeast seems to define the flavor, again, my notes aren't very specific. Malt and citrus seem to show up.

M: Very smooth, medium-full bodied.

O: Probably my favorite dubbel. It's a really good beer, and when I try it again I will edit this review.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 02:32:40 | More by BierJager89
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-21-2014 03:45:48 | More by alex_hart
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Saind

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-06-2014 22:38:58 | More by Saind
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apasternak

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-28-2013 13:35:19 | More by apasternak
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

12-22-2013 06:55:52 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2013 18:59:27 | More by byronic
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tried a bottle just a few months off the expiry date. Poured into a Chimay goblet. Beer was a pleasing red/russet hue, quite sparkly with a fair amount of brown foam that held its form well. I screwed up the pour and got a decent yeast cake floating in the glass but not a big deal. Aroma very fruit-forward, fresh grapes, plums, and oranges along with sweet bread and spicy phenols that evoke anise and clove. Palate complex and includes some interesting flavors, even in the world of ester and fusel hurling Belgian yeast strains. Starts fruity, with the aforementioned grapes, citrus, and something even sweeter like classic Belgian yeast bubblegum, blackcurrants, a hint of sour cherry. Then moves into dark dried fruit territory with dates and raisins, marmalade. Cola and anise spice flavors emerge, and the whole package is back-dropped by brown sugar. Thickish but smooth body that is maybe a bit lighter than some other dubbels, moderate carbonation that allows the flavors to all peak though and overall impression is low-key sweet malts, fruit, and some unique spice flavors. Solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 03:15:09 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-23-2013 14:35:52 | More by dbaker61
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-20-2013 23:52:07 | More by RRC03
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Affligem Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
86 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.