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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

482 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 15
Gots: 20 | 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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kosmoraios

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Affligem Dubbel is an old favorite. Not the best Belgian Dubbel in it's class, but good nonetheless. Today I had one with a bit of homemade etouffe.

Pours a dark caramel-brown with a heavy offwhite head. Smell is strong on the lightly roasted malts, and smells of caramel, toasted rye, and apples. The taste starts out with caramel and malt, and becomes vastly more complex as the ale warms, hinting of apple, plum, with sweet overtones that balance out the bitterness of the hops. The mouthfeel is great - perfectly peppery and smooth. These are injuriously drinkable, as they taste great and go down smoothly.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2005 03:49:36 | More by kosmoraios
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Beelzebeer

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle, served in a chalice. BB 21/3/13, making it 2 years old I believe.

A - Murky dark nut brown with 1" head. Minimal lacing, but a little stays on the top

S - Less malt, more raisin on the nose. Some leather, date, bark, fig.

T - Some malt, but I was expecting a little more for the style. I like it. Sugar, leather, dark fruit.

M - Not bad. Maybe a touch too much carbonation, but weight was decent.

O - Ages well. I remember an earlier bottle I tried not being as good. A pretty good dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 02:21:26 | More by Beelzebeer
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valkyre65

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-15-2012 14:36:20 | More by valkyre65
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-22-2014 23:51:10 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-29-2012 22:18:12 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-03-2012 02:39:36 | More by ThinkAgain
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thesoftspoon


4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-18-2012 00:13:06 | More by thesoftspoon
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-11-2012 20:00:16 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Phillip_Collins1219

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-24-2012 01:13:04 | More by Phillip_Collins1219
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KornWallace

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-08-2012 03:13:56 | More by KornWallace
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Garenburg


4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-12-2012 06:20:03 | More by Garenburg
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Praadipto

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-01-2013 11:39:03 | More by Praadipto
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mitch3114

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-10-2013 05:14:52 | More by mitch3114
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videofrog

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-14-2012 13:08:06 | More by videofrog
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AmericanGothic

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a New Belgium globe. Cork exploded out of the bottle.

A: Pours a slightly hazy, orange copper color with two fingers of pale tan head. Excellent retention and lace, vigorous carbonation.

S: Spicy figs and raisins. Quite persistent throughout the glass.

T: Brown sugar, molasses, pepper and cinnamon. Faint cola on the finish. As the beer warms, more spices and dark fruits emerge. Each sip produces a different balance of flavors, like a constantly shifting mood ring.

M: Medium body and very creamy.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer. Definitely lighter than a quad, but not so light that you feel something is missing or lacking. Reasonably priced. I've had this a few times before, but tonight is the first time reviewing it, and I have to wonder, why don't I buy this more often?

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 03:41:38 | More by AmericanGothic
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-01-2014 13:14:26 | More by wrightst
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STUPIDcody


4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-17-2012 22:12:26 | More by STUPIDcody
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BigBarley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-02-2013 16:52:31 | More by BigBarley
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-28-2012 04:45:21 | More by Dank26
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illini4x4


4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-27-2012 02:33:54 | More by illini4x4
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samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-21-2012 23:28:11 | More by samEBC
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

Italy

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-27-2014 20:33:25 | More by hoppecatania
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Leschber

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-13-2012 14:22:10 | More by Leschber
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
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 482 ratings.