Affligem Noël - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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2.94/5 rDev -27.9%
$ 8.99/11 oz draft tulip at Uno’s in Exton.PA
Aroma faint of spice and cherries
Head – virtually none, off white, fully diminishing to 1 mm broken layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of small bubbles
Body red, clear
Flavor very sweet spicy cherry cough syrup, alcohol; no hops, no diacetyl
Palate full, syrupy, soft carbonation
Appearance 3, Aroma 2.75, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 2.9375. Final weighted score: 2.9375
Cough syrup from Christmas on tap the following August.
08-24-2014 01:49:19 | More by Ozzylizard
4.45/5 rDev +9.1%
A - A deep, cloudy brown-red. Medium-sized head that dissipated quickly. Lots of sediment in this one, I thought my glasses might have been dirty.
S - Subtle, sweet.
T - Hard-hitting, the fig/cherry/plum similar to their dubbel mixed with cinnamon, cloves, spices. Initial sweetness gives way to lasting bitterness. Delicious.
M - Fully carbonated, medium- to full-bodied. Typical Belgian.
O - I really enjoyed the Affligem Dubbel and Tripel, and once again they have impressed. Right up there with my favorite Belgian Christmas, the St. Bernardus. Would gladly purchase this beer again, maybe even go out of my way to seek it out.
05-13-2014 03:07:26 | More by NVP12345
4.24/5 rDev +3.9%
I gotta learn to pour better. I poured this gently, I thought, down the side of standard pint glass. Didn't tip it but my other hand was full. Well, I received a glass of foam for my trouble. I won't hold it against the beer.
Pours a dark, somewhat clouded, medium brown, lighter than maple syrup but not by much. A well formed, 2 finger high, tan head develops. Good retention, settles evenly to about 1/2".
Smell is malt, wood, miscellaneous fruits, a hint of hops. Very good balance.
Taste is malt, wood, a mix of light & dark fruits, some alcohol and hops. Great balance and nicely complex.
Medium bodied, light but tangy effervescence. A bit of warming develops after the temperature comes up some and some of the liquid goes down. Reasonably smooth to drink if not smooth across the tongue. A really fine brew.
04-30-2014 01:28:03 | More by PorterLambic
Affligem Noël from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
91 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.