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Affligem Noël - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

553 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 37
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-18-2001

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Photo of Snodman
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steveb94
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No notes at this time?! You people are retarted! What a crappy website! Thanks for nothing!

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chadski
2.94/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Interesting but not overly impressive. Aroma is a bit stale and is more reminiscent of an English Ale than a Belgian. Plum, spices and some cola flavors.

Photo of BeerMeColorado
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First time trying this holiday bier...Outstanding!

Photo of MisterGone
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 into tulip on Christmas Eve after arranging gifts under the tree. Be forewarned that seasonal merriment may impact review.

Reddish brown with a fine white head. The spice aroma comes in right away with a subtle sweetness that has a brown sugar tinge to it. A bit of estery yeast in the nose, not much. Pretty mild hops, had hoped for a piney profile. Didn't get it. The flavor is spicy in the initial with some clove-cinnamon, followed by the dried fruit of what to me was fig, raisin, and date which lent a brown sugar-honey combo. Very nice. Finishes with the sweet and yeast for the signature Belgian flavor. As expected, the dried fruit, sweet, and estery components increase as the beer comes to temp.

Photo of user785335
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2Cents
4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Foundry Northampton, MA.

A- A mix of deep burnt orange and ruby hues in the goblet after the beer falls from the tap. A white, puffy head to one finger with pretty good retention. A few webs but not much lace beyond that.

S- Quite mild overall for the ABV and style. Spicy Belgian yeast, light to medium candi sugar and caramelized raisins.

T- Mildness here is more welcome than the somewhat weak aroma. Spicy yeast first and foremost with golden raisins, cherry, apple skin, golden and amber candi sugar.

MF- Light end bodied with a certain dryness contributing to it. Very smooth medium high carbonation soothes the palate with a small bite. A bit light.

Candi sugar and spicy yeast profile are the bulk of this intensely smooth 9% Belgian brew. Doesn't even drink nearly like 9% ABV.

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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dwagner003
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of KBFox18
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Delicious winter ale. A bit on the sweet side but a delicate finishing touch with a nutty/flowery (a bit contradictory, I know) taste.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Kerrie
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.04/5  rDev -1%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Alex_Shchekin
4.12/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Affligem Noël from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
91 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.