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Affligem Noël - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

Affligem NoëlAffligem Noël

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

508 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-18-2001)
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cgmees

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle.

The beer pours a dark amber color with a off-white head that slowly fades to lacing.

The aroma has a rich, malty scent with hints of dark fruit.

The taste is good. It has a smooth, dry, malty flavor that's rich and warm with some excellent dark fruit character. It'is sweet and fruity with some warmth in the finish.

Full bodied beer with adequate carbonation.

Mellow, easy drinking beer that's moderately complex and great for the holidays.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 03:10:43 | More by cgmees
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Affligem Noël from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
91 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.