Affligem Tripel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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BA SCORE
89
very good

640 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 38
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-27-2001)
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4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature chalice, bottled on 6/4/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness/hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, floral, grass, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish fora good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome tripel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear light orange with one finger thick soda fizzy white head, settles to a thin ring with a few streaks of lace trailing. Smell: ripe pear, ripe red delicious apple, notes of caramel and candied orange peel; mildly floral with a grassy note. Sweet, fruity. Taste: bready and sweet... pear, dried apricot, mild pepper and grassy notes, muted grapejuice and candied orange peel, more pear in the finish. Medium-plus bodied, very creamy feel, sugary finish. This is really very good if not a little heavy on the sweetness. 9% on the bottle. 6/2013 bottling.

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Affligem Tripel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
89 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.