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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Found a 750ml bottle at a brand spanking new wine, spirits and beer store in my area. The place is so new, the smell of paint is still noticeable when walking in.

A: Clear, golden liquid with a massive head. Extensive lacing as I drink it which is one way to discern that this one is a good one.

S: Sweet fruit and candy sugar with yeast and a hint of pear. If I didn't know what I was drinking, I might think this is Duvel, or a tripel version of Duvel.

T: Really tastes how it smells. Which to me, is rare for a good beer. Sweet candy sugar with a hint of pear, stony dryness lingers at the finish. Simply a pleasure to consume.

D: I could drink another 750 ml, which is saying volumes considering the relatively high abv, but I'm sure I'd pay for it the next day. Nonetheless, an extremely drinkable brew even though it's probably not a session beer. Definitely a really good sipper.

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4.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer for the first time today (11-27-08). Price was $13.00 at the store. In my opinion, for the quality I experienced, it was underpriced. Bought it last night and let sit in the fridge overnight to settle. This morning there was 1/8" of sediment (roughly) in the dregs.
I enjoyed this beer alongside my Thanksgiving feast of a dinner, and it was an absolutely perfect combination. If you can grab a bottle or 10 to bring home, I encourage you to do so.
Watch out for the alcohol content, there is little hint in the taste, smell and mouthfeel of the punch to the head you are about to receive. Rest assured, after Thanksgiving dinner and a nice chalice of this brew, you will thoroughly enjoy a nice nap afterwards! Overall, this is one of the best brews I have ever tasted.

A - deep golden / amber color, with a nice thick-bodied and long lasting foamy head.

S - a subtle scent of citrus lingers in the background behind a more sweeter bouquet of banana, not a lot of alcohol smell.

T - There is no better beer to accompany the combination of Turkey, Mashed Potatos Stuffing and Cranberry sauce. More sweet than bitter, with a very mild hoppy finish. Taste is fruity, a hint of apricot and an almost (but not quite) imperceptible hint of vanilla.

M - Pure shining! a velvety smooth consistency, light and bubbly but not overcarbonated. very smooth going down.

D - This is a sipping beer. Drink as though it were a fine wine, a sip at a time. It is best when it is following a forkfull of gravy-draped turkey, the palate cleansing qualities really will shine through.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A: A nice honey color with a long lasting head.

S: Sweet lite fruity color with a hint of cherry or honey.

T: Has a light fruity taste with a dash of honey and a bit of bread taste.

M: Has a bit of a fizz feel to it and has a lighter taste to it for a triple.

D: Probably one of the more neutral triples, a very easy sipper or even a normal drink to drink on the weekends, the neutrality gives it much versatility.

Overall a very nice Belgian I got the last bottle of it in the place, Cyclone liquors in Ames, IA.

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4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On this New Year's Eve, somewhere near Boston, I'm ditchin' the party and enjoying some fine brews. Affligem Tripel in a 750ml corked bottle. Dated: 10 159 15. Brewed about halfway through 2010? Would seem these famous breweries could come up with an easier code, no?

Poured a hazy blonde, very attractive, and a solid but quickly dissapating head. Nice fine lacing. Nothing offensive or spectacular on the nose. OK, let's drink.

Fruit, pears & apples, maybe a tad sweet on the start. As I start my second glass, I'm loving the aftertaste, so flavorful. The sweetness has gone, the fruitiness remains. And a little bitter's kickin' in. Never really noticed the alcohol - I like it well into the background, though that's dangerous territory sometimes. But that's a plus.

I poured the yeast into my last ¼ glass, and can't really tell the difference - guessing the bottle was shaken a bit on my bike ride home.

Anyways, highly recommended. Most excellent for sure. And quite a bit cheaper here in Boston than many other fine Belgians. (US$9) Happy New Year everyone!

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