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Affligem Dubbel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Affligem DubbelAffligem Dubbel

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very good

508 Ratings

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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 18
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

KindaFondaGoozah, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of leffebrown84th
1.45/5  rDev -62.1%
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.

leffebrown84th, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of jim_carignan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jim_carignan, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

6thstreetbrewpub, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of stevoj
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

stevoj, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of ketan324
4/5  rDev +4.4%

ketan324, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of RoyFokker
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

RoyFokker, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

markdrinksbeer, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of vpoxon
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

vpoxon, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of BJSmit
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

BJSmit, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

BierJager89, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of alex_hart
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

alex_hart, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Saind
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

apasternak, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

MrTinnedPEach, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of byronic
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

byronic, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

CalgaryFMC, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Brabander, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dbaker61, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

RRC03, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of atr2605
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

atr2605, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

utopiajane, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of buckyp
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

buckyp, Nov 08, 2013
Affligem Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
86 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.