Affligem Noël - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
Beer was served in a snifter.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a crimson color with good clarity when held up to light with vision of slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Layered lacing as the beer was drank.
Smell: Bananas, toffee, bready malts, spicy yeast, and warm boozy alcohol.
Taste: Bananas, cherries, toffee, creamy, bready flavor, spicy yeast, nice warm alcohol, and mild bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Silky, creamy, smooth, full bodied, sipper, nice warm booze, and low carbonation.
Overall: A nice brew for this Nor'easter coming our way. Good to be inside with this tasty brew.
01-02-2014 06:20:04 | More by Flounder57
4.26/5 rDev +4.4%
A- deep amber with ruby accents. Short lived beige head, which fades to a thin ring if foam that leaves sheets of lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- brandy soaked figs and raisins, brown sugar, dried plums, dried cherry.
T- figs, brown sugar, dried cherries, and the finish shows some alcohol and a spicy hop presence.
M- full bodied, light prickly carbonation.
O- fantastic, absolutely fantastic.
12-30-2013 21:11:41 | More by silverking
3.74/5 rDev -8.3%
This brown, explosively effervescent beer is the epitome of a Belgian Christmas brew. Sugar and spice. Malt and caramel and yeast. The head is enormous and long lasting. Warmth and spritzy liveliness. Full body...the beer is a very enjoyable seasonal treat.
12-26-2013 01:46:41 | More by Suds
4.06/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours dark brown and ruby red in color with a one finger fluffy off white head that has good retention
Smell has some nice light vinigarlike notes along with light fruit like esters and a light spice. Malt is caramel
Taste follows the nose with fruity flavors spicy phenol light pepper and apricot primarily. Malt is rich and caramel like and mildly sweet with a light tart dry finish
Mouthfeel is good. Dry, sweet high carbonation and medium bodied.
12-25-2013 21:51:43 | More by Fcolle2
4.3/5 rDev +5.4%
2013 poured to snifter
Pretty pretty my precious is almost garnet red. Small light tan head settles quickly, with a light lacing.
Smell is like sweet biscuits and christmas cookies
Flavor starts with a toffee assault and spicy cinnamon and clove whipping post lash. A hint of smoked peat and swedish coffee. Lush and delicious pure malt aftertaste. A hint of hot alcohol, about what I expect at 9% abv. A bit of golden retriever as it warms, so don't feel bad if you make it go away before room temp.
Heavy and silky slick mouthfeel moderated with a CO2 bite
If you are looking for a damn fine Christmas cookie in a bootle, this is the top of the 2013 class I've tasted to this point (I'll save my St Bernadus for Christmas day). The whole toffee/malt/spice flavor vulcan mind meld is a step beyond other seasonal beers and Affligem's trippel. It is almost Christmas... if you've not earned your lump of coal yet, after a couple of these you may.
12-23-2013 06:46:05 | More by ryannosaurus
Affligem Noël from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
91 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.