Affligem Tripel - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by jondeelee:
3.53/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Affligem Tripel starts off with many of the usual tripel aromas--orange, coriander, banana, pear, apple--but adds to them a champagne-like white grape note, all of which rests lightly over biscuity toasted grains. The end result smells much like a bowl full of Grape Nuts, laden with freshly-sliced peaches.
On the tongue, the brew is quite fruity, with orange, banana, apple, and apricot rising quickly to the surface. Hints of spice--coriander, clove, pepper, nutmeg--speckle the tongue, nipping lightly at the tastebuds. A good layer of toasted grains lies beneath, but is largely hidden by the fruity sugars. Hops are barely distinguishable, existing only as a counterbalancing buzz. A slight alcohol tinge hums quietly in the background, and becomes slightly too much the center of attention in the aftertaste, which is otherwise merely a continuation of the sugars. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is high--slightly too high, in fact, making this brew feel champagne-like on the soft palate.
Overall, the flavors in here are good, but the brew lacks a certain vivacity and uniqueness that would set it apart from its competitors, and the sugary flavors tend to fade during subsequent sips.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2011 00:52:55 | More by jondeelee
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United Kingdom (England)
4.38/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
The mouthfeel is very creamy and also well carbonated.
Overall, this a very good Triple.
My mark out of one hundred is 90.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 20:43:03 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Affligem Tripel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
89 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.