Affligem Blond - Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
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Reviews by MaximalC:
3.63/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours murky golden in color with palpable chunks of yeast sediment meandering through the brew. The head is frothy and white, but not especially substantial. The aroma is yeasty with noticeable hop presence (reminiscent of Saaz), along with some mild orchard flavors and a surprising dose of alcohol for the ABV. The flavor is very similar to the nose, with perhaps a touch of spice to augment the aforementioned elements. The carbonation is just about perfect, and lends an excellent mouthfeel. Despite that, I find the overall flavor to be only decent. Hops and booze just aren't what I look for in a Belgian ale, though I guess I can't exactly be surprised seeing as this is a strong pale. A little more fruit and/or spice to enhance the balance would be welcome to help elevate this beer from solid to special.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2012 00:56:01 | More by MaximalC
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3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
250ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow color forming a big and very bubbled white head. Good retention and lots of molasses and lingering lacings left in the glass
S: Strong notes of honey. Quite spicy and fruity too. Notes of caramel malts, coriander, candy sugar, grapes and bready Belgian yeasts. Light notes of flowery hops and bubblegum
T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of honey, caramel malts, sweet pale malts, coriander and sweet bread. Fruity. Notes of grapes. Notes of flowery hops and bubblegum. Light bitterness. Hops have grassy and a bit citrus profile
M: Medium body. Molasses. Medium bitterness. Bittersweet aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Strong Belgian character
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 18:15:01 | More by eduardolinhalis
Affligem Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
88 out of 100 based on 867 ratings.