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Affligem Noël - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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538 Ratings

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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 36
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem visit their website

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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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Noelito76, May 26, 2014
Photo of NVP12345
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

NVP12345, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

micropale, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

beer64nut, May 01, 2014
Photo of PorterLambic
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

PorterLambic, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

NWHopinator, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Element1290, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Taologic, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

ToddHolder, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

ketan324, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

V3XX069, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

CJRubes, Feb 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

SaCkErZ9, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful translucent ruby red with a light tan head.

S: Cherry, ginger, and nectary orange in the nose.

T: Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cherry, orange, ginger, very christmasy and tasty.

M: Medium bodied and smoothish.

O: Delicious. It has that orange flavor to it that (along with the season's spices, of course) is characteristic of Belgian winter/Christmas ales. This is one of my favorites of the style and from the brewery.

BierJager89, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of gatornation
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a medium brown color with an off white head
S-fig raisins brown sugar and brandy
T- dark fruits greet the palate with a brandy wood taste,next brown sugar and plums mixed with cherries all mixed with a spicy hoppy finish
M-full bodied with medium carbonation fruity and spicy
O-great winter ale with a little alcohol heat great dark fruit and spice flavor

gatornation, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Boozermurfin, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Lehighace06, Jan 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Lanstrum, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

bigfnjoe, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

kornkid8600, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

krome, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Bromine, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bigred89, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

weeare138, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Flounder57, Jan 02, 2014
Affligem Noël from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
91 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.