Affligem Noël - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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547 Ratings
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 35
Gots: 35 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-18-2001)
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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
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
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%

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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%

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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%

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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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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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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.

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Affligem Noël from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
91 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.