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Affligem Noël - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

522 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 34
Gots: 28 | 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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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

01-24-2014 13:59:24 | More by Lehighace06
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.5%

01-19-2014 21:58:29 | More by Lanstrum
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-17-2014 22:56:52 | More by bigfnjoe
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev -2%

01-12-2014 07:48:39 | More by kornkid8600
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

01-09-2014 22:33:26 | More by krome
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Bromine

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

01-06-2014 14:23:34 | More by Bromine
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-06-2014 02:31:18 | More by bigred89
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-05-2014 15:27:33 | More by weeare138
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

01-01-2014 00:43:32 | More by bschinelli
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Dbot

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-31-2013 23:25:40 | More by Dbot
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scottwurst

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

12-31-2013 17:24:26 | More by scottwurst
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silverking

Florida

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
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

12-30-2013 17:52:05 | More by tfsimpkins
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tard24

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-29-2013 18:17:56 | More by tard24
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hogrider

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-28-2013 19:34:34 | More by hogrider
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TruePerception

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

12-28-2013 04:11:42 | More by TruePerception
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cbgoods

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-26-2013 23:27:46 | More by cbgoods
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

12-26-2013 23:18:13 | More by smithj4
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

12-26-2013 14:19:15 | More by timontheroad
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Suds

Pennsylvania

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
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-26-2013 01:12:56 | More by jwps214
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Fcolle2

Illinois

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
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ryannosaurus

Arizona

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
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-22-2013 14:27:31 | More by Sspeer1
Affligem Noël from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
91 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.