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Affligem Noël - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

533 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 35
Gots: 31 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

tard24, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

hogrider, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

TruePerception, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

cbgoods, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

smithj4, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

timontheroad, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Suds
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Suds, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jwps214, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Fcolle2, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of ryannosaurus
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

ryannosaurus, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Sspeer1, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Furlinator, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Stugotzo, Dec 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Thorpe429, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Rick778, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Red amber with sudsy lace. Love the appearance in its intended glass.

Spicy phenols, bready notes, dark cherry fruits, implied mulling spice, touch of buttery vanilla, candi sugar, and plum. A nice festive nose.

Soft flavors of clove spice with lots of candi sugar and spicy yeast phenols. Red fruit nuances with warmth and breadiness. Some dark fruit and nuttiness, but mostly straightforward. Not hot, but showing booziness. Perhaps, a kiss of cinnamon.

The yeast is, surprisingly, not powdery. Proves to be a smooth drink with medium body. Lighter carbonation really allows the alcohol to want to zing you.

Pretty darn good, all things considered. A lot of beer. Festive.

thecheapies, Dec 19, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rosy walnut brown color with a scant bit of off- white head that essentially disappears quickly and leaves no trace of lace. The aroma suggests vinous fruit and malty grain, tart and crisp. The flavor offers deep malts and a slighly grassy bite. There's some dark fruit presence and pineapple highlights. The body is medium with fair carbonation for a relatively smooth feel. A solid brew

Durge, Dec 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

brutalist, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

RRC03, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Sludgeman, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

cozmo, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

BillRoth, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jgarvis, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

BeerBeast, Dec 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

sammy806, Dec 01, 2013
Affligem Noël from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
91 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.