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Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Affligem Dubbel
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BA SCORE
87
very good

518 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 19
Gots: 29 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.5%

sumolbandit, Jan 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

yerocdiamond, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

cowboy83, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

tonyf55, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of chipachu2
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Im surprized at how low that people have rated this exeptional beer. This is actually my favorite beer in the Belgium Abbey Dubbel line. Described as the "Burgandy" of Belgiuym, it is a rich and robust beer that even beats many in the St. Bernardus line.
A - Poured into a 12 oz goblet. Amber brown and next to nothing lacing.
S - Gorgeous. Sweet Brown Sugar, Hops and Malt.
T- Refreshing brown sugar with a carbonated snap.
M - Nice weight and gravity. goes down like water with a consistent aftertaste.
D- It realy is one of my all time favorities.The price does keep me away from ordering it all the time, but I will get it for my next special holiday.

chipachu2, Jan 03, 2009
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Geiseman, Oct 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

rekel, Nov 28, 2011
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4.96/5  rDev +29.5%

Lion088, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of MacMan1980
4.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep amber with a tan, creamy head. Very attractive looking beer with a head that lasts.
Smell: A mix of floral and fruity notes. Not overwhelming but very enjoyable.
Taste: There's a noticeable fruit note, possibly apple. A nice hop taste, but not overwhelming. Very, very smooth drink.
Mouthfeel: Not too crisp, and just enough carbonation.
Drinkability: This is a fantastic tasting beer worth enjoying on nice occasions or with dinner. Definitely something worth taking your time and enjoying.

MacMan1980, Dec 31, 2008
Photo of bloberglawp
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a "maudite" glass, around 12 celcius.

Pours a rich ldark brown, huge head, lots of carbonation and laces well. Aroma of belgian candi, figs and heavily caramelised cristal malt. Flavor a huge mouthfull of ripe dark dried fruit (dates, prunes, figs), a solid grainy malt caracter and a well balanced bitterness.

Finished dry, I love it. Could easily drink this for the rest of my life.

bloberglawp, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of wavz
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Great head that sticks to the glass and lingers for quite a bit. Almost a orange brown hue.

S- Malty with just a backround hint of hops. Less yeasty as most Belgium abbyey beers.

T- Sweet malty and rich with some notes of coffee and chocolate, also a bit of sugary candy on the end.

M- Nice carbination, very well balanced. Smooth yet not too light.

D- Great beer if you have never tried it, Dont pass this one up.

Wavz

wavz, Nov 16, 2006
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

B14, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had an Affligem on tap at a bar in Paris a couple weeks ago on the recommendation of the guy at the next stool. It was served in a nice chalice glass with the Affligem logo. It had a bright lemmony nose and held a good half inch head. The taste was crisp and dry with a great balance of hops and malt. Paris is not a good beer town but as long as I can find one of these I'm not ordering wine.

dennarb, Jan 01, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Wiedemann, Feb 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Mike151014, Jun 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Wamba, May 25, 2012
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.72/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml Corked bottle:
Pours a rich dark brown that has deep hints of redness. You almost can't see through this one. The head is tan, full and rich as shaving cream. The nose, while not strong, is sweet spicy malt with a tinge of alcohol. The head just won't die on this one. Very heavy carbonation that adds effervescence and continuously builds the head up. The flavor is just excellent! The hops are strong and aggressive while exceptionally well balanced to each other and the malt. The malt is mostly dry with a hint of fruit flavor and a spice that is just perfect. This is just a damn fine beer.

AtrumAnimus, Apr 08, 2003
Photo of muhlegsarewobbly
4.72/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance - boured a dark brownish red with a thick creamy colored head that stayed around for most of the drink.

smell - smooth smell with a bit of nut and yeast.

taste - oh so smooth and nutty hints of fruits but nothing overpowering and at only 7% abv it did not have much of an alcohol taste at all.

mouthfeel - thick and smooth but not long and lingering.

drinkability - it rocked

muhlegsarewobbly, Nov 18, 2006
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4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 750ml brown bottle, corked and caged.

Appearance: Clear ruby amber color, very small off white head, moderate effervescence, good retention

Smell: Sweet malt, port like, slightly burning alcohol sensation, loaded with rum soaked plums, cherries, and raisins. Smells wonderful

Taste: sweet malt, carbonation explodes into a creamy mouthfeel. Medium phenols and biterness. More dark fruits. Dry finish with a snappy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full and creamy. A wonder and tasty beer that would be great for desert.

dauss, Feb 16, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

fionn13, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

yeti123, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

MrTinnedPEach, Dec 22, 2013
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Ghizmo, Apr 03, 2012
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TeachChefs, Jun 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

josefnewsong, Dec 05, 2011
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Affligem Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
87 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.