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Affligem Tripel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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BA SCORE
89
very good

581 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 35
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #32 (Sep 2009):

Tripels are tricky. Some breweries think just high alcohol and being blond-ish qualifies the beer to be one. There is a hell of a lot more finesse to the style.

Faint haze on the pale straw color; head retention is right where it should be: sturdy and sticky. The nose is like taking a stroll through a field of lilac, pepper plants and an apricot orchard. Not sure how deep crispness in a beer can go, but this one is going real deep. Spicy, sweet smack across the face wakes the palate up on the first sip with a big HELLO! Sugar cookie dough maltiness meets green peppercorn and wildflowers, with some ripe orchard fruit in tow. Chalky yeast in the drying finish.

A Tripel with a mission: to stay on style and be within the front of the pack. Mission ac- complished-- equal to the Trappist Tripels for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 19:01:07 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 ml brown bottle with a “Best Before” freshness date on the label, history and how the beer should be poured is provided on the label also.

Appearance: Hazed sun golden colour, the head is a bit short but the lace sticks to the glass just fine.

Smell: Fruity, rustic and yeasty aroma. Smells of ripe apples and pears, earthy from the husky grain and powdery yeast.

Taste: Insanely crisp with a moderate body on a dry palate. Big spiciness, lots of clove though it suggests an off kilter allspice blend from the phenols and alcohol. Maltiness fringes quick to a husky flavour, lots of pale grain husky flavours. Fruity esters are present yet stay in a mild state of mealy apples and ripe pears. Medicinal phenols hold strong, mild honey like flavour is the only sign of sweetness. Finishes surprisingly clean and dry with alcohol in the wind and a mild chalky yeast.

Notes: Not too shabby for a triple, I have had both fresh and aged sample of this brew and have to say that it is more than a decent pick for the style and is unquestionably worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2002 20:06:54 | More by Jason
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The appearance is light golden amber with loads of carbonation and a dig head that dissipates Cloudy.

The smell is of white bread, banana and yeast. A very classic Belgian Triple aroma.

The taste is quite boozy. I detect hints of honey and there is a dry spicy finish. It is a fairly mild but well refined flavour.

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Overall, this a very good Triple.

My mark out of one hundred is 90.

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Affligem Tripel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
89 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.