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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

493 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | 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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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

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

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-09-2013 21:50:01 | More by Brabander
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-07-2013 17:40:00 | More by BillRoth
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dbaker61

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-23-2013 14:35:52 | More by dbaker61
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-20-2013 23:52:07 | More by RRC03
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atr2605

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

A-pours a deep brown color with a tan sudsy head with god retention
S-lots of rich caramel, cordial cherries
T-dominated by the caramel, buttered toffee, followed by a balanced hop presence
M-medium bodied with high carbonation
O-not my favorite of the style but still a very solid beer

11-19-2013 01:51:53 | More by atr2605
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utopiajane

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

This poured a murky caramel brown with a tawny hue and a steady stream of bubbles rising. It's got a a bit of orange in the color. Dotted slippery lace and a film on top. Nose is not too complex. There is raisin and anise. Sweet caramel and brown sugar. Dark dried fruits like date. Taste is rich and buttery caramel without too much sweetness. It tastes like a sweet bread. The grain makes up the body of the beer but it's smooth and it's not burnt or throwing out any real dark roasted flavors. The flavors are blended well and the raisin and date become a bit fainter in the drink. Brown sugar and buttery caramel. There is a peppery alcohol spice on this that adds depth to the finish. Alcohol warms a bit and leaves a touch bitter. A bit too much carbonation in the mouthfeel which is medium bodied and supple. The sweetness is more than you realize at first . Malt shows off a little biscuit as it warms. As you are finishing this up you may have noticed a bit of sour cherry. Delightful.

This a warm, fruity and spicy little dubbel. It has a the rich flavor of anise but it doesn't overpower. The dark fruits are rich but not too sweet and the brown sugar in this is terrific and restrained. The body of the beer is firm with plenty of bread and the lightness it has in the malt is deceptive to the palate. You are expecting a huge heavy sweetness and then it glides like as if on air instead. Worthwhile and smart.

11-16-2013 15:03:26 | More by utopiajane
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-08-2013 02:40:34 | More by buckyp
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-07-2013 18:42:09 | More by claspada
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-05-2013 15:24:10 | More by Svendozen
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JoeMans

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

11-04-2013 06:02:43 | More by JoeMans
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-04-2013 03:13:56 | More by ste5venla
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-03-2013 19:40:49 | More by d_brommer_nh
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Kerne

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-26-2013 23:43:37 | More by Kerne
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-25-2013 13:11:17 | More by dcmchew
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-20-2013 22:38:30 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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jroof1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-20-2013 01:25:13 | More by jroof1
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-19-2013 16:40:56 | More by jaydoc
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 16:36:44 | More by Sspeer1
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Luiz0930

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 06:10:05 | More by Luiz0930
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BeerDrinkingDiver

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-08-2013 04:18:07 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-23-2013 22:29:24 | More by Exeter
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Raziel313

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-19-2013 06:08:33 | More by Raziel313
Affligem Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
86 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.